Classic Hits 103.9 WLPO

News from the Illinois Valley

Archive for July 14th, 2009

Boy Goes Missing In Spring Valley

Posted by wlpo on July 14, 2009

If you live in Spring Valley, you may have received a code red alert last night about a missing 5 year old boy.

The alert was put out after Spring Valley Police, firefighters and the K-9 Unit couldn’t find the son of Miranda Fadley. Fadley told officials her son was last seen when he was put down for a nap yesterday afternoon.

During a second search of the house on West Cleveland Street, searchers found the boy safe and sound. He apparently crawled into a heating vent and ended up in the basement. He was found in the duct work at the base of the home’s furnace.

Even though he wasn’t hurt, the boy was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Advertisements

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

3 Killed in Car-Train accident in LaSalle County

Posted by wlpo on July 14, 2009

Three people have died after their car was hit by an Amtrak train west of Somonauk.

LaSalle County Sheriff Tom Templeton said Monday that five
people were in the car when it was hit by the train
just after three yesterday afternoon. Two other passengers were hurt. Templeton says evidence shows the car didn’t stop before crossing the tracks and was hit by the lead engine of the train.

Two of the deceased were identified as 82-year-old Benjamin
Rasmusen and 81-year-old Marilyn Rasmusen of Leland. The third
victim was not immediately identified.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Pay Up In Putnam County

Posted by wlpo on July 14, 2009

Putnam County property owners, you’ve got just a few more weeks before your tax bill will be arriving in the mail.

Kevin Kunkel is the Putnam County Treasurer. He says tax bills will be mailed out at the end of July or during the first week of August. The first installment will be around the first of September with the second installment around mid October.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

La Salle Council Saying No To Charities

Posted by wlpo on July 14, 2009

The recession continues and so does the City of La Salle’s efforts to cut spending. Organizations ask for donations, but since earlier this year, they’ve all be told to try again later.

That’s how the council responded to requests from the Voluntary Action Center’s “Meals on Wheels” and Cops 4 Cancer last night. Alderman George Green says it’s not personal, they’re just not granting any donations because of the tight money situation.

Green’s also suggesting the city save thousands of dollars by not sending officials to this year’s Illinois Municipal League convention.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Ottawa Elementary Officials Meet With FEMA

Posted by wlpo on July 14, 2009

Members of the school district along with city officials are sitting down with the regional director of FEMA today in Chicago. A consultant who used to work with FEMA has been hired the school district and city to negotiate with FEMA on what they’ll pay after Central School was closed because of flooding.

FEMA has agreed to pay for 75 percent of the cost to renovate Wal-Mart so it can house classrooms as well as pitching in to repair Central School and move it out of a flood plain. Superintendent Craig Doster though wants FEMA to pay towards a brand new school.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »