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Archive for July 1st, 2009

Dahl calls state leaders dysfunctional

Posted by wlpo on July 1, 2009

A new fiscal year and no state budget. Senator Gary Dahl says the lack of progress in Springfield has made him frustrated. He blames Governor Pat Quinn, House Speaker Mike Madigan, and Senate President John Cullerton, all Democrats, for using the people of Illinois for their own political gain.
When Quinn became governor earlier this year, Dahl was hopeful they would pass a budget without working through the summer, but now he says the administration is dysfunctional.
The senate adjourned last night. Dahl is unsure when he’ll be called back. He thinks it could be as late as the week of July 13.

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State program offers cooling assistance

Posted by wlpo on July 1, 2009

Do you know someone who needs helping keeping their home cool this summer? The state has a program that helps people who qualify, by giving a one-time payment to the electric company.
To qualify a household must meet income guidelines and including someone over 60, under three, a person with a disability, or a medical need.
The program is available July 6 through July 31.
You can get more information by calling 1-888-225-2099 or 1-800-323-5434 Monday through Friday from 8am until 4:30pm.

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Country music concert raises $31,000 for new gym floor

Posted by wlpo on July 1, 2009

A “Concert for a Cause” has lived up to its name. The Little Big Town and Zac Brown Band show Saturday night was held, in part, to raise money for Holy Family School’s new gym floor. Proceeds from the concert hosted by Lou’s LaGrotto will cover the total 31 thousand dollar cost of having new gym floor installed later this month.
Jill Jasiek is the principal of Holy Family School. She says the new floor will benefit students for years to come. She received the news Wednesday morning.
The old floor was starting to fall apart after years of use and waxing. The new floor is made by the company Sport Court. They’ll be the one’s installing it.
Rain and storms delayed the concert held out doors at the Cedar Point Sportsmen’s Club, but still most of the four thousand people who bought tickets hung around for the performances.

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Sheriff’s deputies make two visits to Naplate home

Posted by wlpo on July 1, 2009

Things got out of hand at an apartment in Naplate overnight. Sheriff’s deputies had to show up twice.
The first time was around 2am. They left after everyone agreed to hold down the noise but officers were back about 30 minutes later for a man accused of spitting in a woman’s face and pulling her shirt.
Craig Monroe of Naplate was arrested for battery. He was also charged with resisting police after police say he tired pulling away from officers. Monroe was taken to the La Salle County Jail.

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Woman arrested for battery

Posted by wlpo on July 1, 2009

A woman that was wanted for battery is being held at the La Salle County Jail.
Police last night arrested Hollie Stofer of La Salle at her home on an original La Salle County arrested warrant. Her bond has been set at $50,000.

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