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Archive for June 17th, 2009

Barn Fire Near Spring Valley Kills Horse

Posted by wlpo on June 17, 2009

Spring Valley firefighters responded to a barn fire off Route 29 yesterday afternoon around 1:30. The barn was caving in by time they arrived. A horse and pieces of machinery inside the barn was lost. A nearby house wasn’t damaged. The homeowner is Rob Pozzi.

The cause of the fire is undetermined.

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Man arrested for residential burglary

Posted by wlpo on June 17, 2009

An investigation in La Salle and Oglesby has left a man arrested for residential burglary and three counts of felony theft. Police yesterday arrested Timothy Rios in Peru.
The charges came after an investigation involving the La Salle and Oglesby Police Departments and La Salle County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Rios is being held in the La Salle County Jail with his bond set at $50,000.

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Princeton company “evaluating business model”

Posted by wlpo on June 17, 2009

Workers at a major employer in Princeton are waiting to see what happens with their jobs.
Officials at LCN are evaluating their business model, that’s according to Human Resources Manager Kyle Stueb. He said Wednesday the company hasn’t decided a definitive plan or announced layoffs, though they have talked to the employees.
The company makes door closers. They have been in business in Princeton since 1940 and have about 390 employees.

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Two charged after shooting in DePue

Posted by wlpo on June 17, 2009

A man and woman from Princeton have been charged for a shooting in DePue.
The Depue Police Department says 27 year old Maria Gasca and 22 year old Delargo Gullens are being held for aggravated discharge of a fireman, a class one felony. Gullens was also wanted on a La Salle County Warrant for criminal damage to property.
The investigation started early Tuesday morning after police received a report of shots fired in the Oakbrook subdivision. No one was hit.
Their bond hasn’t been set yet.

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New fire engine on the way for Ottawa FD

Posted by wlpo on June 17, 2009

Ever wish you had your own fire truck as a kid? You can have one today if you want to fork over $395,000.
The Ottawa City Council agreed to pay that much last night for a new fire engine. The truck becomes the lead engine at the south side fire station. The fire department isn’t replacing any of its existing trucks, just adding to their fleet.
Fire Chief Jim Duback says the city has an agreement to pay the truck off over five years. It’s supposed to be delivered by early next year.

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