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Peru Municipal Band to Honor Veterans over Holiday Weekend

Posted by wlpo on November 12, 2016

The Peru Municipal Band is looking to honor veterans for the entire weekend.

The band is putting on a veterans’ tribute concert Sunday at 2:00 inside the First Congregational Church in downtown Peru.  Patriotic tunes will be featured.

Veterans and their families are especially invited to the free concert.  The church is just south of Illinois Valley Community Hospital.

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“Summer Camp” Director Claims Contract Talks Tough

Posted by wlpo on November 12, 2016

A yearly revenue stream could be ending for law enforcement in Putnam and Marshall County.

Founder and Director of the Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, Ian Goldberg has put out a letter saying they are having troubles with Three Sisters Park officials over terms of the festival’s contract.  Goldberg says no decision has been made to move but they are looking at new sites including Kennekuk County Park outside of Danville.  The festival founder says “if we are forced to make a move, you can trust it will be because we all can no longer feel welcome in this space.”

The festival usually brings thousands of people through Marshall and Putnam County using Route’s 18 and 29 to get to Chillicothe.  The sheriff’s offices usually set up traffic checkpoints to look for speeders and festival-goers hauling drugs.

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Earl Township Man Arrested after Domestic Incident Friday

Posted by wlpo on November 12, 2016

A situation in Earl Township Friday night turned violent and police had to be called.

LaSalle County Deputies were called out to a home shortly before 8:00 about a domestic disturbance. When they arrived, they would arrest 24-year old Michael Niles-Bohacik, who lived at the home, for domestic battery and unlawful interference with the reporting of domestic violence.

He’s accused of throwing a female family member into a wall and onto the ground and preventing her from calling the police. He was taken to the LaSalle County Jail.

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Missing Court Dates Land Two Men Back in Jail

Posted by wlpo on November 12, 2016

If you have a date to appear in court, you don’t want to miss it because the consequences can be harsh.

Two Streator men were taken to jail for that very thing yesterday afternoon. Around 2:30, LaSalle County Deputies arrested 25-year old Eric Melvin and 28-year old August Anderson, both from Streator.

Melvin was wanted for failing to appear in court for DUI of drugs and unlawful use of a weapon charges. Anderson allegedly failed to appear in court on a domestic battery charge.

Both men were taken to the county jail in Ottawa.

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