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Gypsy Moth Treatments Begin Next Week

OTTAWA – The US Forest Service have announced that areas will be treated for Gypsy Moths next week, weather permitting. They will be using a pheromone to disrupt the mating cycle, deterring males from mating with female moths. Helicopters will be visiting State Parks and forest preserves

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Peru Opens Splash Field

PERU – The City of Peru will hit it out of the ballpark this summer with their grand opening of Splash Field on Monday. Splash Field’s name was acquired from the donation of Toronto Blue Jay’s pitcher J.A Happ, a Peru local. The idea for the Splash Field came about when

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Paw Paw School Board Talks Deactivation

PAW PAW – A joint School Board Meeting was held at Paw Paw High School to discuss the deactivation of Paw Paw High and merging with Indian Creek High School. A presentation was given at the Paw Paw gym, Thursday evening to examine the curriculum and financial based benefits of the

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Unemployment Numbers Mixed

OTTAWA – Though the state unemployment rate went down, statewide, it increased, slightly, for the local area. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the unemployment rate in May was 4.7 percent for LaSalle County, 3.8 for Bureau County, and 4.3 percent for Putnam. Those figures

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LaSalle Man Facing Cocaine Charges

LASALLE – Cash and drugs were seized after an arrest and search of a residence in LaSalle on Wednesday, with one man being arrested. According to the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team 23-year-old Jordan A. Reynolds was taken into custody in LaSalle after an undercover investigator

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Heroin; Crack Found in Latest Trident Bust

STREATOR – An investigation into heroin sales in Streator by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team has left one man facing four felony drug charges. According to Tri-dent, on Tuesday they were conducting a controlled purchase in the 200 block of West 10th Street in Streator which

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