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Some construction for Peru’s N. Peoria project begins soon

  PERU – Construction for Peru’s North Peoria Roadway improvement and roundabout project will begin soon. On Monday night, the city approved a $3.9 million dollar bid from Advanced Asphalt to take on the project, with some of the work set to start this fall. City Engineer Eric

Ex-fiance of child death suspect dies of apparent overdose

  CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say the ex-fiance of an Illinois woman charged in the beating death of her 5-year-old son has died of an apparent drug overdose. The Chicago Tribune reports that officials confirmed 36-year-old Daniel Nowicki Jr. was pronounced dead Sunday in a hospital in

Drew Peterson blames lead trial lawyer for conviction

CHICAGO (AP) — A former suburban Chicago police sergeant wants a federal court to toss his 2012 conviction for killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio, based on the alleged ineffectiveness of his lead trial attorney. Drew Peterson’s appellate attorney, Steve Greenberg, made the request

Closures at state parks set to last through this weekend

    OGLESBY – Portions of Starved Rock and Matthiessen state parks are closed due to flooding over the weekend. With more wet weather in the works for this week, Site Superintendent Kerry Novak says those places will likely be closed this weekend. Currently, the lower main parking

Wet weather puts off farming

OTTAWA – Wet weather is set to delay most farming in LaSalle County this week. According to LaSalle County’s Farm Bureau President David Isermann, crops are yet to recover from the previous rain they experienced a week before. ISERMANN: “The reports I’ve heard in the