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Injuries in Monday Peru Crash

PERU – At least two were injured in mid-morning crash in Peru.   Authorities were called to the intersection of US Route 251 and Midtown Road around 9 a.m. Monday after a truck and an SUV collided.   At least two were injured in the crash, which delayed traffic for 45 minutes.  The

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Streator Man Dies in Crash

LOSTANT – A Streator man died after his vehicle struck a tree Saturday morning south of Lostant.  According to the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office 80-year-old Roland Bastien of Streator was traveling east on Route 18 when for unknown reasons he left the roadway 3/4 mile east of

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EHD in Deer Spreading Along River

SPRINGFIELD – Through October the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has received reports of 432 suspected cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, or EHD, in white-tailed deer. EHD is a viral disease of white-tailed deer that can cause a high fever, and dead animals often are found near

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Woman Drowns When Car Drives Into Lake

A 71-year-old woman was pronounced dead Friday night at a lake south of El Paso near I-39. McLean County coroner Kathleen Davis says that 71-year-old Deena Rogers, of Washington, Illinois was pronounced dead around 11:30 Friday night. A preliminary autopsy indicates Rogers died from drowning

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No Injuries in Early Sunday Mendota Fire

MENDOTA – No injuries were reported in an early morning house fire in Mendota.  After 1 a.m. on Sunday the Mendota Fire Department was called to the 1000 block of Illinois Ave for a structure fire.   Additional area departments were also called, including Troy Grove, Earlville, Amboy,

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