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Scammers Target Area Residents

PONTIAC – Scammers are contacting area residents by phone, text message and email in an attempt to swindle victims. That’s according to a release from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office. They say that victims are being sent fraudulent checks and that they are then instructed

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Wednesday is Speed Awareness Day

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Police are tackling safety during the upcoming Illinois Speed Awareness Day. Through enforcement and education their goal is to promote safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. According to the State Police 37% of the speed-related crashes result in

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IVCH Earns ACR Accreditation

PERU – Illinois Valley Community Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose X-ray system to examine breasts.

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Phone Records Not Enough in Andersen Trial

HENNEPIN – Phone records for a Standard man was supposed to be the strongest piece of evidence for the defense in the murder trial of Clifford Andersen, however he was found guilty of murdering and burying his sister in law Friday. Defense Attorney Rob Parker strongly believed phone calls

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Tires Slashed; Windows Broken Over Weekend

STREATOR – Vandalism was reported over the weekend in Streator with tires slashed and windows broken in two separate incidents.   On Saturday morning Streator Police were notified that a parked vehicle in the 1400 block of Sterling Street had its windows smashed.   In the 700 block of

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