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La Salle County lists seven confirmed cases of swine flu

Posted by wlpo on June 23, 2009

As the number of confirmed cases of swine flu in La Salle County increases, you can keep track of them online.
The La Salle County Health Department’s website includes a list of confirmed cases. It’s updated on Tuesdays and includes when the cases was confirmed, whether the person who has it is a man or a woman and their age.
As of today, there have been seven cases confirmed for La Salle County. The most recent cases were a one year old boy and a 40 year old woman.
An 18 year old woman with other health issues died last week after catching the virus.
The best ways to prevent the spread of the virus are to wash your hands and cover your mouth when you cough.
www.lasallecounty.org/hd/h1n1/index.htm

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Lamps seeks third term as treasurer

Posted by wlpo on June 23, 2009

The November 2010 election is over a year away, but it’s not too early to think about a run for office.
La Salle County Treasurer Don Lamps says he will seek a third term. Lamps. Lamps is a Republican. So far, no one else has announced they’re running for the office.

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State takes action against gypsy moths

Posted by wlpo on June 23, 2009

There’s another pest besides Emerald Ash Borer to worry about.
Illinois Department of Agriculture workers will be spraying all over La Salle County this week, trying to kill Gypsy Moths.
Jim Cavanaugh says the moths are as big of pests as the more infamous Emerald Ash Borers.
State workers will spray over 1200 acres in Marseilles, over 900 acres at Starved Rock, and over 400 acres in Oglesby and Sheridan. A small part of Matthiessen State Park will be sprayed in Oglesby.
The DNR says they’re using a new spray called “SPLAT”. It limits the gypsy moth mating process. “SPLAT” isn’t harmful to humans.

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Julius Hegeler Home open for tours

Posted by wlpo on June 23, 2009

Ever wondered what the house across the street from the Hegeler-Carus Mansion looks like on the inside? You can get a tour this Saturday.
Sharon Wagenknecht is the Executive Director of the Hegeler Carus Foundation. She says they’re now offering tours of the Julius Hegeler Home on Saturdays at $15 a person.
The foundation took control of the home in December of 2006. Since then, volunteers have cleaned up the outside of the house and the roof is in the process of being fixed. The foundation is looking at a million dollar USDA loan to maybe pay for more renovations like tuckpointing, heating and air conditioning and getting rid of asbestos piping in the basement.
If she can do all the renovations she wants, Wagenknect thinks they can turn the house into community center for concerts, lectures and other special events.

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Industrial and large service electric rates to increase

Posted by wlpo on June 23, 2009

In a move to keep up with the rising cost of buying electricity, the City of Peru is raising the electric rate for industrial and large businesses.
A 5% increase will be showing up on bills starting July 1. The increase is only for nine industrial customers and 30 to 32 large services and non-profit hospitals. It won’t affect your home power bill.
The city council approved the increase last night.
City officials believe the higher rates will help them cover the increasing cost of buying power but also keep them more affordable than other power suppliers.

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