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Farmers weeks behind in harvesting

LASALLE CO. – Harvest season is continuing to pose challenges for farmers across LaSalle County. Illinois Farmers are weeks behind in harvesting mainly due to the various weather extremes that began in the Spring. Now they’re faced with cold and wet grounds from recent rain and

4 die in Vandalia crash after high school football game

VANDALIA, Ill. (AP) — A small Illinois school is grieving the deaths of two students in a weekend crash that also killed the grandparents of one of the girls. Fourteen-year-old Vandalia High School freshman Jenna Protz died along with her grandparents, 73-year-old William Protz and 72-year-old

Cops 4 Cancer Raises Funds Over the Weekend

PERU – The annual truckload sale for Cops 4 Cancer from Advantage Logistics brought hundreds into the Peru Mall to get great deals and raise money for a good cause. Over both days they raised $54,000 to help families in the area cope with cancer.        

Judge watches video confession on murder trial’s 1st day

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A Peoria County judge watched Jose Ramirez say that he stabbed his parents in a videotaped confession played on the first day of the Princeville man’s murder trial. The (Peoria) Journal-Star reports that the 22-year-old man told investigators, “I stabbed them twice” in

Officials: Two-state commission to help address river issues

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — Officials hope a commission with representatives from Indiana and Illinois will help address problems with the Kankakee River, including flooding and sedimentation. The Kankakee River runs from near South Bend, Indiana, to near Channahon, Illinois, where it meets the Des