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Tom Collins is the NewsTribune Senior Reporter. He can be reached at (815) 220-6930 or

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When you finally peek inside Waltham’s new school — the open house is early next month — look for wheels. The nearly-complete building finally…

OTTAWA — A Peru man caught on tape arguing with two senior citizens — appearing to shove both — will stand trial Sept. 23.

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Tom Collins replies: Police are exempt. The following language is included in the Public Act: "This Section does not apply to: (1) a law enforcement officer or operator of an emergency vehicle while performing his or her official duties."

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Mayor Don Finley has addressed this and his response will appear in a Tuesday story.