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Ecstasy Arrest in Peru

PERU – A Peru man is facing two felony charges for Ecstasy after being arrested on Sunday. According to Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei, 21-year-old Cesar Pantoja was arrested Sunday evening after an investigation by the Peru Police and Trident Drug Task Force. Detectives alledge that last

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Sunday Downtown Dwight Fire

DWIGHT – A business caught fire on Sunday and over twenty fire departments responded in battling the blaze. No injuries were reported in downtown Dwight after a fire began around 6 PM in the 100 block of South Franklin Street. A multiple box alarm was sounded due to the proximity to other

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LaSalle Resident Jumps Off Bridge Thursday

LASALLE – Police are still investigating an incident where a person jumped off a bridge in LaSalle.  The individual was on the Illinois Route 351 overpass and jumped onto Interstate 80 shortly after 1 a.m. on Thursday. Illinois State Police say the 28-year-old person from LaSalle sustained

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Crops in Early; Looking Great

OTTAWA – Farm work in the area has moved on to controlling weeds and bugs as most corn and soybeans are now planted across the state. According to the USDA, nearly 90% of the corn is up with over 90% of the soybeans planted. Due to cooperative weather, farmers were able to get nearly all

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