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Murder For Hire Case In Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on June 4, 2009

Bond was set at 500 thousand dollars this morning for an Ottawa woman charged with trying to hire a hitman to kill her husband.

28 year old Christina Dent is charged with Solicitation of Murder for Hire.  It’s a Class X felony with a possible sentence of 20 to 60 years in prison.

Dent was arrested on the north side of Ottawa yesterday after an undercover cop set up a meeting with her.  The cop was acting like a hitman and after getting partial payment to kill her husband, he arrested Dent.

La Salle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne says they first heard about Dent’s plan two weeks ago when she approached a neighbor about hiring a hitman to kill her husband.  Dent’s neighbor cooperated with police by having phone calls with Dent taped by police. 

Dent was allegedly offering seven thousand dollars to kill her husband.  She and her husband are separated and in the process of getting divorced. 

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Go Green In Oglesby

Posted by wlpo on June 4, 2009

You can become one with the Earth this weekend in Oglesby.

The inaugural “La Salle County Green Fete Festival” is Sunday from noon until seven at Oglesby’s LeHigh Park.  There is going to be speakers on things like green living, renewable energy and gardening.  Demonstrations of yoga, glass blowing and recycling.  There’s also going to food, drinks, and live music and dancing.

You can find out more information by going to the website green-fete-festival dot-com.

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Clock Tower Getting Fixed

Posted by wlpo on June 4, 2009

A spiffy new clock tower should be up before students head back to L-P High School.

The L-P School Board yesterday voted to pay Vissering Construction 253 thousand dollars to repair the over 80 year old tower.  Wasting no time, crews should be moving equipment in today and begin demolishing the spires and parapet wall above the clock next week. 

To save money and meet building codes, the repaired pinnacles and parapet wall above the clock will be shorter than they are now and the detailed carving on the tower will be scaled back.  In another cost cutting move, the medallion won’t be a part of the new tower and brick instead of stone will be used for the piers of the spires.

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