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IVCH Foundation sponsoring haunted house in Peru

Posted by wlpo on October 19, 2013

You don’t believe in ghosts but there’s still something fun about a haunted house.  The Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation is giving you a chance to feel frightened during haunted house next weekend in Peru. 

          It’ll be at the house on the east side of St. Mary’s Church, across from the IVCH emergency department. 

It will be open from 6 – 9p.m. next Friday and Saturday and from 5—8p.m. next Sunday.  Admission is $6 with children four and younger getting in for free.  If you’re afraid, you can snack on things at the bake sale instead.

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Families find support at “Out of the Darkness” Walk

Posted by wlpo on October 19, 2013

The sun was shining on Baker Lake in Peru as teams of families and friends remembered the people they lost because of suicide.

The “Out of the Darkness” Community Walk Saturday gave people like Theresa Donahue of La Salle a chance to remember her brother Bob.  Donahue says the show of support for her family and others is inspiring

Lindsay Anderson of Ottawa and her family circled Baker Lake in matching T-shirts with the words, “wish you were here.”  She was walking for her uncle Tom.

Saturday’s walk was the second of its kind at Baker Lake.  An estimated 200 people released balloons and walked a lap around the lake.

The walk also brought in more than $6,500 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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Shoplifting investigation includes two cities

Posted by wlpo on October 19, 2013

You don’t realize it but you’re probably being watched whenever you go into a department store.  A woman from Mendota was tracked down after employees at Kohl’s in Peru thought she stole something Friday afternoon.

Autumn Lucus was stopped in Mendota and taken to Peru to be arrested for retail theft.  Lucus was given a notice to appear.

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Heroin and crack cocaine arrests in Peru

Posted by wlpo on October 19, 2013

Heroin isn’t limited to just some communities in the Illinois Valley.  An undercover investigation by TRIDENT left two people arrested for drugs Thursday.

Police say Matthew Hazlewood, Jr. of Peru sold heroin to someone working with the police.  And they say a woman that was there, Cara Roberts of Peru had crack cocaine.

Hazlewood was arrested for unlawful delivery of a controlled substance while Roberts was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.  Both were taken to the La Salle County Jail.

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