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Countywide electronics drop-off planned in Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on April 4, 2015

Got some old electronics to get rid of? There is a countywide electronics pick up planned later this month in Ottawa.

You can bring up to ten things to the drop off Saturday, April 25th from 9 until 1 at the Etna Road government complex. This is meant for individuals, not businesses.

Things you can have recycled include: TV’s, computers, phones, and cameras. Small appliances, batteries, vacuums and refrigerators will not be taken.


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March for Babies returning to Peru

Posted by wlpo on April 4, 2015

Everyone wants healthy babies. You can help make sure that happens more often by raising money and walking in the “March for Babies”.

The annual March of Dimes fundraiser is Sunday, April 26th at the Illinois Valley Y in Peru. You can raise money individually, with a family or maybe through your work as a team. The fundraising goal this year is $145,000.

You can sign up or learn more about the “March for Babies” in Peru by clicking

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Grand Ridge adds drug dog to its police force

Posted by wlpo on April 4, 2015

The newest member of the Grand Ridge Police Department has four legs.

The village’s new K-9 drug dog Gus was introduced to the public Friday. He’s a Dutch Shepherd breed and will be handled by Officer Jim Bell.

The Grand Ridge Village Board last month approved over $12,000 for the cost of the dog.

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Wreck sends two teenage girls from Peru to the hospital

Posted by wlpo on April 4, 2015

Two teenage girls from Peru were hurt in a crash near Troy Grove.

Mary Fusinetti told deputies that she lost control on a gravel road Thursday. She was taken to Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Her passenger, Aubrey Testa was taken to St. Paul Medical Center in Mendota. Nobody was ticketed.

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Canine flu spreading in Cook County

Posted by wlpo on April 4, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) – If you’re going to the Chicago area this weekend, may want to leave the dog behind.

A recent surge in cases of canine flu could last for several weeks. Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control officials say veterinarians have identified more than 1,000 cases of canine flu. Vets have reported five deaths.

Dog owners should avoid dog parks and keep their pets away from other dogs for now. Dogs can be contagious without showing symptoms.

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