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Archive for April 8th, 2015

Work set to start on new grain terminal along the Peru riverfront

Posted by wlpo on April 8, 2015

Ground breaking for a multi-million dollar fertilizer and grain terminal is planned for this Friday morning in Peru.

CHS, Inc. out of Minnesota and Northern Partners Cooperative in Mendota have teamed together to build a barge loading facility south of Market Street along the Illinois River. The barge terminal will handle corn and soybeans and have a 47,000 ton capacity fertilizer warehouse.

The city annexed the property and expects it to be a $31 million dollar investment. At least eight jobs will be created when the barge terminal is up and running by next spring.

The ground breaking starts at 11.

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Driver killed after rollover in western Bureau County

Posted by wlpo on April 8, 2015

A 65-year-old Toulon man died after being thrown from a vehicle in a crash near Buda.

The Bureau County sheriff’s department along with Buda, Kewanee and Neponset emergency personnel responded around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon to a rollover accident on Kentville Road. Roy Dorff was taken to St. Luke Hospital in Kewanee and later flown to St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria where he was pronounced dead.

The accident remains under investigation.

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La Salle woman accused of dealing heroin

Posted by wlpo on April 8, 2015

Another alleged heroin dealer has been taken down in the Illinois Valley.

Amy Davis of La Salle was arrested last week for unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. She was picked up by La Salle Police and members of the drug group Tri-Dent on warrants for heroin dealing. Investigators say they bought heroin from Davis several times before arresting her.

She was taken to the La Salle County Jail with her bond set at $750,000.

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Gas leak scare at Peru doughnut shop

Posted by wlpo on April 8, 2015

The breakfast crowd at Baker’s Dozen in Peru had to evacuate Wednesday morning.

Peru firefighters were called to the doughnut shop along Route 6 for a report of a gas leak just before 8:30.

Firefighters didn’t find an actual leak and cleared the scene within in hour.

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