Author Archives: Jacob Steinberg

Lots of work ahead in Peru Mall redevelopment

The redevelopment of the Peru Mall to “The Crossroads at Peru” is not a done deal yet. A redevelopment agreement between the city and mall owner GK Real Estate is expected to be negotiated and approved by the full city council. Architect Andy Pappas says the construction will take some time to be complete. Over…Read more »

COVID-19 counts for Friday, August 21

The LaSalle County Health Department reported one additional COVID-19 related death on Friday. There has been at least one death every day this week. The individual is a woman in her seventies. Thirty-nine people have died due to the virus county-wide. The county also announced 36 new cases, bringing the county total to 1,069. The…Read more »

COVID-19 counts for Thursday, August 20

One new COVID-19 related death was reported by the LaSalle County Health Department on Thursday. There has been at least one death reported every day this week. The individual was a woman in her nineties. There has been a total of 38 COVID-19 related deaths in LaSalle County. The health department also reported 23 new…Read more »

COVID-19 figures for Wednesday, August 19

The LaSalle County Health Department says two additional people have died due to COVID-19 on Wednesday. A total of 37 people have died because of the virus in LaSalle County. The individuals are a man in his eighties and a woman in her nineties. The county also surpassed 1000 total cases, adding 15 today for…Read more »

COVID-19 statistics for Tuesday, August 18

One more LaSalle County resident has from the coronavirus. The county health department says the individual was a woman in her eighties. A total of 35 people have died because of the virus in the county. Thirty-three cases were added to the count, bringing the total to 995. Among the individuals listed in the case…Read more »

Peru Mall redevelopment gets city council approval

The Peru City Council voted to approve a plan that would tear down part of the Peru Mall. The plan would replace the mall with an apartment complex and free standing retail stores. The redevelopment will change the name of the property to “The Crossroads at Peru.” Architect Andrew Koglin says the plan is to…Read more »

COVID-19 figures for Monday, August 17

Four additional COVID-19 related deaths were reported by the LaSalle County Health Department on Monday. The people listed were a woman in her seventies, two women in their nineties, and a male in his nineties. A total of 34 people have died of the virus. Six new cases were also added to the health department’s…Read more »

Sen. Durbin wants USPS to assure on-time delivery of ballots

A new postmaster for the United States Postal Service has people on edge about mail-in voting for the upcoming election. The concerns tend to be about people’s votes supposedly not being counted if someone chooses to vote by mail. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin says the people who will ask for mail-in ballots have doubts about…Read more »

National Weather Service wants more rain trackers

The National Weather Service is seeking residents across Illinois to be rainfall trackers. The job is for a NWS run website which tracks rain, hail and snowfall in your area. Meterologist Chris Miller says it’s an opportunity for all of Illinois. If you are interested in becoming a rain tracker, visit the cocorahs.org web site.…Read more »