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Local Toyota Dealer Deals With Recall

Posted by wlpo on January 27, 2010

Toyota has suspended the sale of eight models including the Corola and Avalon because of the potential pedal issue.

Bill Walsh Jr. of Bill Walsh Toyota says they’ve pulled off the lot about 40 percent of their cars because of the recall.  He says customers who’ve called his dealership haven’t reported any problems but he applauds Toyota for not sweeping the potential problem “under the carpet”.

Walsh says a part to fix the issue has already been found but needs to first be approved by the National Transportation Safety Board.  When that happens, customers can start bringing their cars in for the repair which Walsh says takes less than a half hour.

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2010 IVCC-LPO Hall of Fame inductees named

Posted by wlpo on January 27, 2010

A few doctors, a village president and college president are a few of the people being named to Illinois Valley Community College- La Salle-Peru-Oglesby College Hall of Fame.

It’s the third year for the hall of fame.  Among those being inducted are Doctors Jim and Don Mini, former IVCC president Dr. Al Wisgoski, and Village of DePue President Eric Bryant.

AM 1220 WLPO Sports Director Lanny Slevin will be included for his years of broadcasting IVCC sports.

The 1979 football team will become the first team included in the hall.

An induction ceremony is being Saturday, April 24 in the Cultural Center.

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Kirk popular topic for Senate candidates

Posted by wlpo on January 27, 2010

Congressman Mark Kirk wasn’t one of the four candidates for U.S. Senate at Illinois Valley Community College Tuesday night but his name came up frequently.

          Republicans Patrick Hughes, Don Lowery, Andy Martin and Kathleen Thomas all too shots at Kirk who appears to be the front-running Republican to vie for President Barack Obama’s old senate seat. 

          Hughes claimed to be the only true “Reagan Conservative” among his challengers last night.  Lowery asked voters to look at his long record of holding up the ideals of the constitution being a longtime judge.  Martin says he’s a builder and performer claiming he challenged former Governor Jim Thompson and won when it came to building Interstate 39.  Thomas meanwhile, the only woman in the race, promised to uphold the courage and convictions of conservative principles and said any legislation that raises taxes isn’t good legislation.

          While Lowery is a retired judge, Hughes and Martin are both lawyers while Thomas is a teacher and historical researcher.

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