Classic Hits 103.9 WLPO

News from the Illinois Valley

Archive for July 13th, 2009

Streator Bar Is Burglarized

Posted by wlpo on July 13, 2009

An unknown amount of money was apparently stolen from a Streator bar late last week.

The owner of Johnny Dollars on East Main Street reported to police that his bar was broken into overnight Thursday. The suspect or suspects allegedly got in thru a window and stole cash out of video machines.

If you have information, call Streator Police.

Advertisements

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Ottawa Pool Closes

Posted by wlpo on July 13, 2009

Another city pool is on the fritz.

Riordan Swimming Pool in Ottawa is closed until further notice because the main pump at the pool has failed. City workers are looking for a replacement pump.

The pool will reopen as soon as the replacement pump is installed.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Former employees picket Hennepin Steel plant

Posted by wlpo on July 13, 2009

They weren’t clocking in Monday morning, but laid off steel workers have been outside of the Hennepin plant since early Monday morning.
One of the roughly a dozen picketing outside of the plant’s entrances is Leonard Barajas. He says the owner of the plant, Mittal, is allowing items from the plant to be removed this week.
Former employees say it’s a sign Mittal doesn’t plan on selling the plant that’s been closed since March, even though there’s at least one interested buyer.
The picketing will continue through the day.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Man accused of stealing car

Posted by wlpo on July 13, 2009

A man from Wenona spent the weekend in jail after police say he stole a car and was caught.
La Salle County Sheriff’s Deputies spotted and stopped Chad Stevens early Saturday morning. They were looking for the car that had been reported stolen.
Stevens was stopped a few miles east of Wenona.
He faces charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, obstructing justice, DUI and other traffic violations.
A bond hearing was held Sunday.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »