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Suspect Named In Morris Robbery

Posted by wlpo on April 7, 2010

Morris police have released the name of the man they think robbed Chase Bank Tuesday morning.

Investigators are looking for 22 year old Corey Wolfe of Morris.  He’s accused walking into Chase Bank and making way with a fistful of cash.  Officials say Wolfe didn’t show a weapon but he implied that he had one.

He’s believed to be driving a 2002 green Mercury Marquis with plate number of K470458.  Investigators think he could be armed and should be considered dangerous.

If you have information about Corey Wolfe, call the Morris PD or Grundy County Crime Stoppers.

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Mendota man accused of having stolen gun

Posted by wlpo on April 7, 2010

 A suspicious car parked in an alley in Mendota lead police to a man they say had a gun stolen out of an officer’s car. 

          Police say they found Daniel Arredondo of Mendota asleep in a car with two other people Tuesday morning.  Arredondo and John Clark Junior of Sandwich and a 17 year old girl from West Brooklyn were arrested for underage drinking.

          Arredonda was also arrested on a La Salle County warrant for possession of a stolen firearm, a class 2 felony.  Investigators say he had gun that was taken from a Mendota officer’s car 9 months ago.

          While the other two were released with court dates, he was taken to the county jail.  He’s bond has been set at $75,000.  Police expect there to be more charges.

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Ottawa plans to dip into their reserves to balance budget

Posted by wlpo on April 7, 2010

For the second straight year, the city of Ottawa will be operating in the red.

          The Ottawa City Council Tuesday night placed on file the Fiscal Year 2011 Budget which starts May 1st.  The budget deficit for the new fiscal year is $636,000, meaning the city will dip into its cash reserves to make up the deficit.  On the bright side, the city won’t have to use as much cash reserve as the current year which is operating with a million dollar deficit.

          Mayor Bob Eschbach says they will still have at least $2 million in their cash reserves after dipping into the fund for the upcoming fiscal year.

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La Salle economic development director reappointed

Posted by wlpo on April 7, 2010

When La Salle officials decided a year ago to hire an economic development director, not everyone thought it was a good idea.  And as the city council considered extending the job for another three years, some still didn’t think they should.

          Don Alesky will keep his job though.  The vote to extend Alesky’s appointment passed with Aldermen Gary Schroeder and George Green voting no Tuesday night.

          Mike Furlan’s appointment as city engineer was extended for three years.  Brian Maddox’s appointment as building inspector was extended for one year.  Both votes received no opposition.

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