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Archive for September 9th, 2009

Heroin Bust In Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on September 9, 2009

Ottawa Police and K-9 along with help from the La Salle County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joseph Orozco and Thomas Jessen of Ottawa for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Detectives say Orozco and Jessen had 169 bags of heroin, around 20 grams of uncut heroin and 600 dollars in cash on them. The 169 bags of heroin have a street value of around 10 thousand dollars.

Orozco was out on bond for a allegedly trying to deal marijuana.

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Fire at vacant house investigated

Posted by wlpo on September 9, 2009

A fire at a vacant house in Streator is under investigation. A neighbor called in the fire shortly after 1am Tuesday.
Streator Fire Chief Tom Risley says it was in the living room- dining room area of the house in the 900 block of Charles Street. Fire fighters were on the scene for about an hour.
They’re not sure how it started.

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Sandwich Fair opens

Posted by wlpo on September 9, 2009

The 124th Annual Sandwich Fair kicks off Wednesday.
Things happening are a Western Horse Show at 9am and Harness Racing at 11am. The afternoon and evening will have a full music lineup with performances from Ashton Gap and contestants in the Colgate Country Showdown.
Wednesday is “Children Free Day” at the fair, so kids 12 and under get into the fair for free.

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Resurfacing begins on Oglesby spur

Posted by wlpo on September 9, 2009

One road is reopening in Oglesby while another is going to be partially closing.
Finishing touches are being put on Dale Avenue. Crews resurfaced the avenue between Walnut and 1st Street. It should be back open to traffic Thursday night or early Friday at latest.
Resurfacing should start Wednesday on the western most stretch of Walnut Street or the Oglesby Spur. Traffic will be down to one lane at times between from the Orlando Smith Road intersection to Columbia Avenue.

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Sewer rates increasing in La Salle

Posted by wlpo on September 9, 2009

Sewer rates are going up in La Salle. The average water user can expect to see their bill go up by atleast three dollars.
The increase will come in two parts, the first of which will likely show up during the next billing cycle. The second increase will likely come next May.
The average customer uses about 6,000 gallons of water a month, costing them roughly $18 a month. After the first increase, they can expect to pay at least $21. After the second increase, they’ll be paying $26.
The money raised from the increase will go to pay for a new waste water treatment plant, a study for combine sewer separation and other water and sewer projects.

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