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Alleged heroin dealers stopped in Peru make initial court appearance

Posted by wlpo on March 2, 2015

A man and woman picked up for allegedly dealing heroin in Peru have to come up with big cash to get out of jail.

Wilfredo Candelaria of Peru and Nora Toovey of DePue were both in court Sunday being charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Their bond was set at $1 million each. Both are due back in court Thursday.

Candelaria and Toovey were pulled over Friday night at 6th and Fulton Streets in Peru. With the help of a drug dog, Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei says officers found over 100 separate packages of heroin and a small amount of crack cocaine and paraphernalia.

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DePue home damaged by fire

Posted by wlpo on November 10, 2014

Fire left a home in DePue damaged. Crews were called just before 2:30pm Monday. The DePue Fire Department received help from Bureau and Ladd Fire Departments. Spring Valley Fire Department watched their station.

Nobody was home when the fire started. The State Fire Marshall’s office was helping with the investigation.

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Oglesby and DePue voters say “yes” to referendums

Posted by wlpo on November 4, 2014

Your city may need more money. Voters said “yes” in two referendums Tuesday. The people of Oglesby said yes by a 62% to 38% margin.

In DePue, voters supported the village issuing bonds to buy a fire truck and equipment. It passed 53 to 46%.

Voters in Cedar Point turned down their tax question 65% to 34%.  52% of voters in Spring Valley said no to a sales tax increase.

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Racing underway at Lake DePue

Posted by wlpo on July 25, 2014

Racers were making waves on Lake DePue. The 30th annual Pro National Championship Boat Races began Friday afternoon. After several heats, racing was delay due to strong winds. The races continue through Sunday.

In addition to the racing, the DePue Men’s Club is selling food and hosting a beer garden.

Saturday brings a 5k run-walk, games for the kids and a teen dance. It’s $3 to watch the races but the nightly entertainment is free.

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