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Archive for January 25th, 2010

Ice Jam Finally Breaks

Posted by wlpo on January 25, 2010

The snow melt is turning out to be good news for some and bad news for others.

The National Weather Service says snow and ice runoff over the weekend has allowed the ice jam in Dayton to break up and allow the Fox River to flow again.  There’s still a flood warning in effect for Dayton since the water is still above the 12 foot flood stage.

A flood warning has also been issued for the Illinois River at La Salle because of the snow melt.  The river stage is over 21 feet, a foot above flood stage.  The river’s expected to continue to rise near 23 feet by tomorrow afternoon.  At that level, it could begin flooding the boat ramp at Starved Rock.

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Election Deadlines Approaching

Posted by wlpo on January 25, 2010

With the election now just over a week away, some important deadlines are approaching.

Tuesday is the final day for Grace Period voting or registration.  This type of voting must be done in the county clerk’s office.  The La Salle County Clerk’s Office will stay open until 6:30 tonight for the Grace Period voting and registration.

Thursday is the final day for Early Voting in the February 2nd election.  Early voting hours in La Salle County are from 8 until 4:30.  The polling place is the basement of the Etna Road Governmental Complex in Ottawa.

Absentee voting continues thru Monday.

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Cannabis charges for Michigan couple stopped in Bureau County

Posted by wlpo on January 25, 2010

Nearly eight pounds of high-grade marijuana is what police say they found after stopping a couple on I-80.

Police say they were given permission to search after stopping Charles Jordan of Westland, Michigan shortly after midnight Sunday. 

He and Brenda Jordan were arrested for possession of cannabis with intent to deliver.  They were taken to the Bureau County Jail.

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High-power transmission lines on La Salle agenda

Posted by wlpo on January 25, 2010

Plans to put high-power transmission lines through an area of La Salle will be one of the things they’ll be talking about in La Salle Monday.

Ameren IP is asking for an easement for the lines that will run from a substation on Raccuglia Drive to Ottawa.

The city council could also talk more about plans to correct drainage problems along Oak Ridge Drive.

The La Salle City Council meets at 7pm.

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