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NEWS IN BRIEF

Peru man named detention director

OTTAWA - A Peru man has been named the new LaSalle County juvenile detention director by Chief Judge Robert Carter to replace Joanne White, who is retiring after more than 30 years.

Mark Krueger, 46, was the assistant director for 11 months and has worked for the center for 15 years. He is a Western Illinois University graduate in criminology. A new assistant director for the 24 employees of the center has not been named.

YouthBuild gets gift from Chase

BLOOMINGTON - YouthBuild McLean County, a program that helps young people get their GED, leadership training and builds affordable housing, has received a $2,500 donation from Chase Bank.

The money will be used to help fund the YouthBuild affordable housing program.

Museum shortens holiday hours

The McLean County Museum of History will have restricted hours over the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

The museum will close on 1 p.m. on Saturdays and be closed on Sundays.

IN COURT

Streator woman, 41, sentenced for fraud

STREATOR - A Streator woman will report to prison in February to begin serving an 18-month sentence for fraud in connection with charging Medicaid for services never delivered.

Sharrie Renken, 41, pleaded guilty in August to two of the 12 counts in a negotiated plea. She will report to federal prison Feb. 6. She was indicted last year for charging for services never provided from her business, Renken Transportation, that she ran from her home.

She will have three years' probation after her prison sentence is complete.

Setting it right

Local

Holiday meals - The telephone number to have a Christmas meal delivered by Home Sweet Home Ministries was incorrect in Friday's Pantagraph. The number should have been (309) 828-7356, Ext. 205.

The Pantagraph values accuracy. If you see something that is inaccurate, report it to the editor of the section. All corrections will run in this space, except Sundays. If you are not sure whom to call, contact Editor Terry Greenberg at (309) 820-3230 or tgreenbergyayaypantagraph or Managing Editor Mark Pickering at (309) 820-3252 or mpickeringyayaypantagraph .

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