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Peru Officer Commended Monday

PERU – A Peru Police Officer was recognized for a heroic act at Monday nights city council meeting. Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei honored Officer Jeremiah Brown with a commendation for his actions in January assisting a motorist on Illinois Route 251. Officer Brown was standing on the

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City of Mendota prohibits e-cigs to minors

MENDOTA – The city of Mendota elected to add e-cigarette devices to their list of tobacco products that is prohibited under the age of 18. In a city council meeting on Monday, Alderman Kyle Kim made the recommendation to amend a city ordinance regarding tobacco and tobacco products.

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Former Chief Smith Retires

MENDOTA – After 21 years of serving as the city of Mendota’s Police Chief, Thomas Smith announced his resignation effective Wednesday.  At his last city council meeting, Chief Smith gave an emotional farewell to council members, praising Mayor Boelk for his leadership and friendship

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More snow and rain expected for this week

ILLINOIS – North Central Illinois has seen its fair share of wintry mixes and snow storms this winter, accumulating nearly 7 inches of snow fall for the month of February. According to the National Weather Service, LaSalle County saw up to 2.5 inches, Putnam County 1.6 and nearly 3 inches

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Temporary visitors restriction for IVCH

PERU – Illinois Valley Community Hospital is implementing a temporary visitor restriction effective immediately. The recommendation stems from the Illinois Department of Public Health in response to state influenza activity level, which is currently widespread. IVCH is restricting visitors

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IVCC Ends Two Programs

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College placed its Human Services and Graphic Design Technology programs on inactive status at Thursday’s board meeting due to “unsustainable enrollments.” Trustees approved discontinuing a Human Services Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree

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