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home : news : north central illinois   November 24, 2015 

White tents could be coming to Peru
As Illinois Valley students prepare for final exams, a totally different type of test will be taking place in Peru.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Charges filed against Mendota man
DEKALB - Jeremy L. Henry, 27, of 1208 Main St. Mendota was charged with aggravated fleeing, attempt to elude, reckless driving, speeding, improper passing, driving too fast for conditions, driving while license suspended no insurance and possession of drug paraphernalia by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s office after they say he led deputies on a chase Friday night from Waterman before abandoning his pickup truck in Shabbona.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

La Salle fire 'suspicious' in nature
La Salle police and the Office of the State Fire Marshal are investigating a fire discovered early this morning in an unoccupied house on Tonti Street about two blocks east of HegelerPark.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Opening weekend for hunting tickets
PUTNAM — Illinois game wardens in northern and North Central Illinois wrote 63 tickets in the field and handed out 64 warnings in the three-day shotgun season for deer hunting that ended Sunday.
Monday, November 23, 2015

Mendota man leads police on high-speed chase
WATERMAN — Jeremy L. Henry, 27, of 1208 Main St., Mendota faces multiple charges from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s office following a high speed chase near Waterman, according to a press release.
Monday, November 23, 2015

3 file to replace Skoog, who hasn't even quit yet

OTTAWA — Frank Mautino hasn’t quit yet, and presumptive replacement Andy Skoog hasn’t yet been tabbed to take Mautino’s job in the statehouse — but that hasn’t kept three suitors from lining up for Skoog’s job.

Monday, November 23, 2015

IVCC reaffirms support for student grants
Illinois Valley Community College will continue to fight for students in the midst of the state’s ongoing budget crisis, board chair Melissa Olivero announced Friday.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Illinois Valley hit with first snow storm of season
The first snow of the season kept many people inside on Saturday, but for Avery and Avery it was time to hit the sledding hill.
Saturday, November 21, 2015

Congress proposes "kill switch" on Smart phones
A bill in Congress proposes that "Smart phones must be installed with a “kill switch” to disable it in case of loss or theft. S. 1076 filed April 23, 2015, by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). H.R. 4065 filed April 23, 2014, by U.S. Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.)."

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Republican Vaccaro runs for La Salle County circuit clerk
Greg Vaccaro, a Republican Peru precinct committeeman, has announced his candidacy for La Salle County Circuit Clerk.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Workplace safety makes cents for cities
More cities are looking to safety committees to reduce injuries, save on premiums.
Saturday, November 21, 2015

Cast announced for children's Christmas play
PRINCETON — Prairie Arts Council resident playwright Rachel Gorenz-Johnson, director of PAC’s Children’s Summer Drama Camp and Children’s Christmas shows, the cast ready for this year’s 2015 Community Theater Children’s Christmas Musical, “Christmas Banished.”
Saturday, November 21, 2015


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