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Peru School Conducts Safety Drill

PERU – Parkside Elementary in Peru will be participating in a drill with the Peru Police Department Wednesday.  Superintendent Mark Cross announced that the yearly drill will help ensure the safety of students in the event of an emergency.  The police will be working with staff to train

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Longest-serving mayor in Illinois dies

MARION, Ill. (AP) — The man who was the longest-serving mayor in Illinois has died at age 92. According to Hughes Funeral Home former Marion Mayor Bob Butler died Monday at age 92 at an assisted living center in Herrin. Butler served as the southern Illinois city’s mayor for nearly 55

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Joliet man charged in Ottawa burglary

OTTAWA – An Joliet man is in custody on multiple charges after a burglary investigation in Ottawa earlier this month. According to the Ottawa Police Department, on April 12th they took a report of a vehicle burglary, where a woman’s purse was allegedly stolen. Authorities say after

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