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CASA chocoate fundraiser Sunday

Posted by wlpo on April 19, 2015

It takes a heart to help abused and neglected children but it also takes funding. A group that helps children in the La Salle County Court system is bringing back their popular fundraiser.  “Nothing’s Sweeter than a Child Chocolate Festival is Sunday from 1 until 4 at Celebrations 150 in La Salle. Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA for short, is the host.

At the festival you’ll be able to sample a variety of chocolate candies and baked goods. You’ll also be able to make bids on gift certificates and other items. There will also be activities for children. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 5 and under.

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Ottawa City Council in session Tuesday

Posted by wlpo on April 19, 2015

Ottawa city council members will be awarding a bid for the 2015 street maintenance at their meeting Tuesday night. Also on the docket, okaying an agreement with Renwick and Associates for work on East Stevenson Road, an ordinance amending the current year operating budget and adopting the 2016 budget.

The council will vote on a funding agreement with the Visitors Center and authorizing intergovernmental agreements with Ottawa High and Elementary, IVCC, the Rutland district and the County board.

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Fair Association could use help

Posted by wlpo on April 19, 2015

The LaSalle County Junior Fair Board keeps up its South Ottawa fairgrounds with the money they have. But, a planned $60-thousand dollar reconstruction job has them $30-thousand dollars short. Vaughn Kiner is President of the fairboard. He said a building containing restrooms and offices will tentatively be replaced this fall.

Parts of the 25-year old building are showing age including a cracked floor and rotting wood. Already, Northern Partners, Grainco FS, Farm Credit Services and Farm Bureau have pledged money for half the cost. If you would like to donate money, fixtures or just help, call Kiner at 815 910 70 94. Make a check out to the LaSalle County Junior Fair Association and leave it at the Farm Bureau in North Ottawa.

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Sheridan man dies in accident

Posted by wlpo on April 19, 2015

You hear of rollovers and the drivers who walks away. However, this accident is different…and fatal. The Sheriff’s office says 59-year old Brent Marker of Sheridan lost control of his vehicle 2 miles northeast of Sheridan on North 4251st road late Saturday afternoon. His vehicle ended up in the ditch. Marker went to Valley West Hospital in Sandwich, and, was pronounced dead.

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Barn fire breaks out west of Mendota

Posted by wlpo on April 18, 2015

Be careful when burning it could quickly become an uncontrolled burn.

Mendota and Troy Grove firefighters got a call around 10 Saturday morning about a barn fire north of Route 34 between Mendota and LaMoille. The fire started after a burn pile spread to the barn.

Firefighters had in contained within a few minutes of arriving.

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Record year for sales tax revenues in La Salle County

Posted by wlpo on April 18, 2015

2014 will go down as a historic year for public safety sales tax revenues in La Salle County.

The quarter percent tax brought in over $2.7 million to the county’s coffers, the most ever since the tax started in 1999. The 2014 tax revenue was $121,000 higher than the year before. May was the only month in 2014 where sales tax revenues were below the prior year.

The La Salle County Public Safety Sales Tax is tacked onto all merchandise you buy except for groceries, medicine, cars, boats and motorcycles.

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Illinois Valley principal and county sheriff honored in Congress

Posted by wlpo on April 18, 2015

Having your name called on the floor of the Congress is a pretty big deal. That’s what happened to a school principal and a county sheriff from the Illinois Valley.

Sara McDonald, principal of Northview School in Peru, was honored by Congressman Adam Kinzinger for being named Elementary School Principal of the Year by the Illinois Principals Assocation. Tom Templeton, La Salle County Sheriff, was honored by Kinzinger for being elected president of the Illinois Sheriff’s Association.

Kinzinger will give McDonald and Templeton a copy of their Congressional resolutions Monday in Ottawa.

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Stage in Streator’s City Park is vandalized

Posted by wlpo on April 18, 2015

As the weather warms, the stage at City Park in Streator will become busy. There was an unwanted guest or two at the stage earlier this week.

Streator Police got a call Thursday about damage being done to the stage at City Park.

The vandalism report is under investigation.

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Rollover near Lake Holiday involves one injury

Posted by wlpo on April 18, 2015

A rollover in Lake Holiday had a man hospitalized.

Chad Kedzierski of Sandwich left a road Friday morning for some reason according to La Salle County deputies. He hit a fence post and then rolled over.

Kedzierski was taken to Valley West Hospital.

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Charges filed against former World Series champ in Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on April 17, 2015

Charges have officially been filed against a former World Series winner who lives in Ottawa.

Scott Spiezio has been charged with two misdemeanors including criminal damage to property and resisting a peace officer. He was already on conditional discharge, a form of probation for a previous DUI arrest in La Salle County.

The charges stem from an altercation Spiezio was involved in early Tuesday morning. Ottawa Police Captain Dave Gualandri says they got a call about a disturbance at the home of Spezio on Champlain Street.

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