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Archive for June 6th, 2009

La Salle Attorney Arrested

Posted by wlpo on June 6, 2009

After being in court to represent a client Friday, La Salle attorney Louis Bertrand was arrested for a failure to appear warrant of not paying a fine.  The 300 fine is for being found guilty in April of driving while his license was suspended.

Bertrand was taken to the county jail where he was released after posting bond.  He has a court hearing scheduled for June 25th.

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Meth Arrest In Peru

Posted by wlpo on June 6, 2009

An out-of towner apparently had some meth with him while driving thru.

Peru Police Thursday pulled over Jason Whitaker of Pennsylvania on the I-80 ramp from Route 251.  He allegedly had 135 grams of meth so he was arrested for unlawful possession of controlled substance. 

Whitaker was taken to the county jail.

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Construction on Route 251

Posted by wlpo on June 6, 2009

This could present some headaches….road work on Route 251 from Peru to Mendota.

Weather permitting, workers with Len Trevero Construction will begin resurfacing Route 251 on Monday.  The stretch is from the north of edge of Peru to the south edge of Mendota. 

All the work’s expected to be done by August.

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Construction On Busy Road Ends

Posted by wlpo on June 6, 2009

If North 33rd Road is part of your daily drive, you don’t have to worry about construction anymore

The stretch of North 33rd about a third of a mile west of the Utica Blacktop intersection was closed this week for construction.  The stretch though reopened yesterday afternoon.

Crews replaced a culvert.

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More Swine Flu For La Salle County

Posted by wlpo on June 6, 2009

Just two days after it was made public that a 22-year old woman had come down with Swine Flu, La Salle County Public Health Department announced late yesterday that a 49-year old woman was also diagnosed with the virus.  The names of the victims aren’t being released.

Health officials think Swine Flu is being spread just like the regular flu, from person to person by coughing or sneezing.

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