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Archive for July 4th, 2009

Swine Flu Still An Issue

Posted by wlpo on July 4, 2009

Even though La Salle County has eight confirmed Swine Flu cases, there’s probably more of it going around than that.

The La Salle County Health Department says there is probably undiagnosed cases but the only cases that get reported are for people who are very sick or hospitalized. The health department isn’t giving out the hometowns of the confirmed cases but they say they’re spread out across the county.

Cases in La Salle County have ranged in age from one year old up to 49. The one death was with an 18 year old woman.

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IVCC Coming To Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on July 4, 2009

Officials with Illinois Valley Community College and the city of Ottawa are staying hush on where they plan to put a satellite campus.

What is known is that officials with the college and city are having a press conference Monday at nine in Ottawa at the soon to be announced location of the IVCC satellite campus. Media outlets like AM 1220 WLPO will be told of the campus location Monday morning before the press conference.

At their last meeting, the IVCC board hinted that they were finalizing a four-year lease for a downtown building. The city’s apparently offered to waive the first year of the lease to allow IVCC to spend that money on marketing the campus.

College officials hope to begin offering classes in Ottawa next fall.

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Fireworks Schedule

Posted by wlpo on July 4, 2009

Looking for a fireworks display to watch?

Ottawa, Hennepin,Mendota and Leland have postponed their fireworks displays until Sunday evening.

And last chance for Independence Day fireworks is Sunday night in Utica at Memorial Park.

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Drunk Trucker In Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on July 4, 2009

A trucker apparently did some damage to the Shell Oasis parking lot in Ottawa.

Joel Heaton of Carol Stream was arrested around seven last night after deputies got a report of a semi-driver driving erratically and hitting some property on the lot. Heaton was picked up for felony DUI, improper backing, and illegal transportation of alcohol.

He was taken to the county jail to wait for a bond hearing.

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