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City burn pit restrictions in Mendota

MENDOTA – Mendota is implementing burn restrictions due to dry weather. According Fire Chief Dennis Rutishauser, the city will place a restricted burn status at the city burn pit. Rutishauser says it is not a district burn ban. Fire chiefs in the area as well as conservation police are

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Train Derails in Bureau County

PRINCETON – A train carrying sand derailed Monday in Bureau County, tumbling ten cars onto their sides. No injuries were reported at the scene just west of Zearing. Crews from BNSF were assessing the damage and there was no word on how long repairs to the rails would take. Exclusive video

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Roundabout; Road Repairs Reviewed

PERU – Peru City Council approved a motion to allow the city engineer to take bids for the road improvement project at North Peoria Street. City Engineer Eric Carls explained that the overall improvement project, which includes adding a roundabout at the intersection of Plank Road and

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Potential Peru Public Pool Proposed

PERU – Alderman discussed future plans for a public pool at Monday night’s City Council meeting in Peru. City Engineer Eric Carls explained that the city will first be looking at the costs for a pool and then will be looking into a conceptual design. He explained that Phase 1 of the

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