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LaSalle-Peru High School committee holds off on solar plans

LASALLE – LaSalle-Peru High School’s Building and Grounds committee is putting the brakes on a solar panel proposal, for now. Plans for the solar garden proposed at the high school’s sports complex included a $25,000 annual rental fee over 20 years. The original design and

Peru man graduates from Illinois State Police Academy

STERLING – A Peru man is one of 57 cadets who recently graduated from the Illinois State Police Academy. Earlier this month, Trooper Tavis Fivek reported for duty at District 1 in Sterling. Fivek a former telecommunicator for the ISP will ride along with a field training officer for the

Coyote Rescued From Bumper After Collision

STERLING – A coyote was rescued after being struck by a vehicle near Sterling Monday afternoon. The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office say they were called around 5:20 PM for a car that had struck an animal in the road. Upon arrival they discovered a live coyote wedged in the

Disaster declaration issued for 17 Illinois counties

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A federal disaster declaration has been issued for more than a dozen Illinois counties affected by this year’s historic flooding. The U.S. Small Business Administration is making low-interest loans available to businesses, 辽宁体彩网owners and renters to replace or repair

Auto union now turns focus to Fiat Chrysler; strike possible

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union on Monday turned its bargaining focus to Fiat Chrysler, raising the possibility of another strike against a Detroit automaker. Ford workers ratified their contract Friday night, while the union settled with General Motors last month after a 40-day

First Responders Pensions Could Rise in Mendota

MENDOTA – Mendota Aldermen discussed the police and fire pension at Monday night’s city council meeting. Alderman Bill Hunt announced that the police pension fund would be increased by 4.47%, up to just over $611,000, with the fire pension fund increasing by .81% to around $182,000. Hunt

LaSalle implements rules for food trucks

LASALLE – LaSalle’s City Council approved a number of rules for food trucks that wish to vend in the city. At Monday night’s council meeting, city Attorney presented several ordinances previously discussed to be approved for food truck sales. Mobile food vendors will only be allowed in