The local newspaper for Peru is the NewsTribune (formerly the Daily News-Tribune and the La Salle Daily Tribune). The library has back issues on microfilm or CD-Rom for the years April 1906 to present.
Indexes to the News-Tribune
- 1888-1890 and 1906-1915 (paper only)
- Shadensack Index 1908-1945 (deaths only)
- February 1916 – June 1917
- 1983-July 1997
The La Salle Genealogy Guild indexed the obituaries from several southeastern La Salle county newspapers; their online obituary index is posted on the Guild’s website.
News-Tribune: A Year in Memoriam
Since 2004, the News-Tribune compiles a yearly listing of area obituaries, providing a starting point when searching for a recent obituary.