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Swine flu clinic moved to IVCC

Posted by wlpo on October 29, 2009

When the La Salle County Public Health Department starts giving swine flu vaccines Monday, they’re expecting a big turnout.  So big, they’ve decided to hold the swine flu clinic at Illinois Valley Community College, rather than in Ottawa. 

          25 hundred doses will be available.  Only people included in the high-priority groups can receive the vaccine.  Pregnant women should check with their doctors to see if the vaccine is available through their doctor.

          The clinic at IVCC will be Monday from three until seven.  Dress for the weather because you may have to wait outside.

          Another clinic will be held later for people not considered at high-risk for swine flu.

          Jenny Barrie with the health department says yesterday’s clinic for seasonal flu vaccines used up their entire supply of vaccine for season flu.

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Health Department Runs Out Of Vaccine

Posted by wlpo on October 29, 2009

The La Salle County Public Health Department has run out of it’s share of the seasonal flu vaccine.

Jenny Barrie with the health department says yesterday’s clinic used up their entire supply.  Nearly 950 doses of the seasonal flu vaccine was dished out yesterday at the health department office in Ottawa.  Barrie says they had to close the clinic about a half hour early after running out of the vaccine. 

The health department will dish out swine flu vaccine at a public clinic on Monday from 3 until 7.  They also have a limited supply of this vaccine so only people considered in “high-priority groups” will receive the vaccine. 

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No Backdoor Referendum In Peru

Posted by wlpo on October 29, 2009

An attempt to lessen the impact of a library tax levy increase in Peru has fallen short.      

Yesterday was the last day to turn in petitions to have a referendum on the February ballot allowing the abatement of the working cash portion of the levy, reducing it by 112 thousand dollars.

The levy is going up do to a demand by the library board to the city council.  The council and city attorney feel legally, they must comply with the library board’s request.  It’s estimated the increase will drive up the property taxes on a home worth 150 thousand dollars to 85 dollars for just the library portion of the tax bill.   

Those against the levy needed 688 signatures, but City Clerk Dave Bartley says 412 were collected.

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Lawsuit Filed Against County Nursing Home

Posted by wlpo on October 29, 2009

The son of a La Salle County Nursing Home resident has filed a lawsuit against the home dealing with alleged molestations by a man living at the home in Ottawa. 

Henry Elzer filed the lawsuit Monday claiming his mom suffered a fractured pelvic bone from a run-in with the alleged sexual abuser.  The suit blames nursing home employees for allowing the incident to happen.  The lawsuit also claims nursing home officials either dropped Elzer’s mom or caused her to fall a few years ago, leaving her with an ankle injury.

The county nursing home already faces state and federal fines dealing with reports of sex abuse carried out by a male resident against women at the nursing home.  The administration at the nursing home has been replaced.

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Mine Disaster Anniversary Approaching

Posted by wlpo on October 29, 2009

Plans are in place to mark the 100th anniversary of the Cherry Mine Disaster.

State and national labor leaders and politicians will be among those speaking Saturday, November 14th during the anniversary ceremony.  The day will start with riding tours of the mine site and Miner’s Memorial Cemetery at nine o’clock.  At noon, speakers, dignitaries and the Chicago Fire Department Color Guard will meet at Holy Trinity Hall in Cherry before marching to the new monument site and doing a dedication at one o’clock. 

After the dedication, 259 balloons will be launched in memory of the boys and men who died in the Cherry Mine Disaster.

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