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Peru Mall TIF approved

Peru Mall TIF approved

The Peru Mall TIF plan is now a reality. The City Council approved a Tax Increment Finance district surrounding the 45-year-old mall at last night’s meeting. Attorney Mary Riordan, representing mall owner GK Developments, says that all business options are on the table: In addition to retail, Riordan says other potential developments include refurbished theaters…

Grundy County ATV accident leaves one dead

Grundy County ATV accident leaves one dead

A boy is dead after a weekend ATV crash in Morris. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called to the 3800 block of N. Dwight Road on Saturday for a report of a boy pinned under an overturned ATV. He was wearing a helmet. The boy was airlifted to a trauma center where…

Cleanup and repairs needed after flooding at Starved Rock State Park

Cleanup and repairs needed after flooding at Starved Rock State Park

Starved Rock State Park in LaSalle County is dealing with the aftermath of major flooding on the Illinois River last month. Floodwaters coated picnic areas and parking lots with mud and debris and infiltrated restrooms. Site Superintendent Kerry Novak says staff members are working on dealing with the debris and mud. The park is getting…

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Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras homered and had three RBIs, Jon Lester pitched five-hit ball through six innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 8-3 in a chippy matchup of NL division leaders. Jason Heyward added a solo homer for Chicago, which moved one game ahead of Milwaukee in the NL Central. Lester…

LITTLE LEAGUE: Nationals hold off Rockies to win city 12U crown

LITTLE LEAGUE: Nationals hold off Rockies to win city 12U crown

OTTAWA – The Garden’s Gate Nationals scored three runs in the third inning Saturday night and held on for a 4-3 win over the Sam’s Pizza Rockies in an all-North Side American League Ottawa Little League 12U championship game. Ky Araujo went 2 for 3 with a run scored from the leadoff spot for the…

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tim Federowicz and Danny Santana hit two-out, two-run homers in the second inning and Shawn Kelley shut down a late White Sox rally with his first four-out save of the season as the Texas Rangers beat Chicago 7-4. Kelley struck out Tim Anderson to strand runners at second and third in…

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Fallen tree kills Girl Scout, injures three others at Indiana’s Camp Koch

Fallen tree kills Girl Scout, injures three others at Indiana’s Camp Koch

jetcityimage/iStock(CANNELTON, Ind.) — A Girl Scout was killed and three other people were injured on Monday when a tree fell on a campground in Indiana, officials said.The Perry County Sheriff’s Office said it received a call at around 11:30 a.m. local time about a tree that had fallen on several campers and volunteers at Camp…

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Trump accuser E. Jean Carroll laughs off his assertion ‘she’s not my type’

Trump accuser E. Jean Carroll laughs off his assertion ‘she’s not my type’

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump fired back at a woman who accused him of sexual assault saying “she’s not my type” and insisting the incident “never happened.” The accusation is the latest in a string of allegations against the president dating back decades, all of which he has denied. In response, E. Jean…

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US women squeak out 2-1 win over Spain

US women squeak out 2-1 win over Spain

Geert van Erven/Soccrates/Getty Images(PARIS) — The U.S. Women’s National Team beat Spain 2-1 on Monday to advance to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup quarterfinals.Megan Rapinoe scored on two penalty kicks, helping the U.S. win its first game in the knockout round of the tournament.The U.S. will now play France in a quarterfinal match set…

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Investing in a Ferrari? The stock may be even hotter than a car these days

Investing in a Ferrari? The stock may be even hotter than a car these days

Morgan Korn(NEW YORK) — Want a Ferrari but can’t afford a car? There’s another way to own a piece of the legendary Italian marque. A Ferrari fan could spend $215,000 on the Portofino, the company’s newest convertible sports car and entry level model, or buy 1,335 shares of the company, which was recently trading at…

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Why “Prayed for You” hitmaker Matt Stell stands head and shoulders above the rest

Why “Prayed for You” hitmaker Matt Stell stands head and shoulders above the rest

RECORDS/Arista Nashville Newcomer Matt Stell is on the verge of having his first top-thirty hit, as his debut single, “Prayed for You,” makes it to #31 on the country chart this week. At six-foot-seven, the Arkansas native easily qualifies as one of the tallest men in country music, alongside Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, Brett Young,…