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OHS teachers and board meeting Sunday

Posted by wlpo on October 17, 2009

The end to the Ottawa High School teacher’s strike could be near.  After meeting for 10 hours Friday, the teacher’s union and school board are meeting at 5pm Sunday.

Union officials say progress was made Friday night.   The teachers are saying that if they can’t reach a deal with Sunday’s meeting, the Board of Education should agree to binding arbitration.   They say that would allow for school Monday.

For people not involved in the negotiations, there’s a silent vigil is in front of the high school starting at 5pm.

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“Fall Colors” returns to Starved Rock State Park

Posted by wlpo on October 17, 2009

 The leaves are a “changin’”, and you can see just how much this weekend at Starved Rock State Park. 

          The annual Fall Colors Weekend is this weekend.  Guided hikes of the park to see the colors are 9am and 1pm Saturday and Sunday, leaving from the park visitor’s center.  You have the option of going on hikes of different distances. 

          This weekend is one of busiest at the park with an estimated 14 to 18 thousand people a day visiting.

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