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Archive for May 20th, 2009

Major Addition Planned For IVCH

Posted by wlpo on May 20, 2009

Illinois Valley Community Hospital is doing its part to put contractors and engineers to work.

Hospital officials announced yesterday a plan to add a couple floors onto their east addition to house obstetrics and intensive care units along with space for mechanical systems.  The price tag is fifteen and a half million dollars.

The new OB unit will have 10 rooms, a nursery and surgical suite in about 10 thousand square feet.  The new ICU will have four new rooms larger than the current ICU rooms and will be about five-thousand square feet.


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Three Arrests In Ottawa High School Threat

Posted by wlpo on May 20, 2009

Three students of Ottawa High School simply wanted a day off school when they wrote threats.  That’s according to Ottawa Police Chief Brian Zeilmann.

17 year old Aaron Hendrix and a 15 year old boy and girl were both arrested Tuesday for disorderly conduct.  Zeilmann says other students yesterday morning found two handwritten notes in bathrooms on two separate floors.  The notes allegedly said students would be assassinated Wednesday.   Zeilmann says contrary to rumors, there is no hit-list or and no one was specifically targeted.


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School district receives backing of city council

Posted by wlpo on May 20, 2009

The City of Ottawa will help the Ottawa Elementary District to try and force FEMA’s hand.

The council voted Tuesday to pay half the cost of an advocacy group which is supposed to help get FEMA to pay towards a replacement school for Central Elementary. Mayor Bob Eschbach estimated it will cost the city $30,000 to $40,000.

Commissioner Dale Baxter voted against the agreement saying the city has “enough on their plate”.

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Out-of-state runaways found in Marseilles

Posted by wlpo on May 20, 2009

A suspicious car parked behind an old gas station in Marseilles has lead police to two children missing from Pennsylvania.

La Salle County Sheriff Deputies Tuesday night found a car listed as stolen out of Pennsylvania behind the former Marathon Station. Inside were two teens younger than 17 considered runaways.

The teens are being held in the La Salle County Detention Home on charges they had a stolen car.

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