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Communities observe Memorial Day

Posted by wlpo on May 31, 2010

Oglesby Memorial Day Service
http://ping.fm/p/VIbp5 – Oglesby Memorial Day Service

Across the nation communities are remembering fallen soldiers with Memorial Day observances.  In Oglesby, the American Legion, veterans and others gathered to remember the 26 men from Oglesby who died in World War Two, Korea, and Vietnam.

The service was held in Memorial Park.  It was one of several services in the Illinois Valley today.

You can hear a recording of the Spring Valley service at 6pm Monday on AM 1220 WLPO.

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U.S. Foodservice employees told hold practice strike

Posted by wlpo on May 31, 2010

Unhappy with their employers, workers at U.S. Foodservice in Streator are hitting the picket line.

Before their shift starts at 4pm Monday, workers are expected to participate in what’s being called a practice strike.  Union officials say they’re protesting unfair treatment by company officials.

According to Teamsters Local 722, the workers have been without a contract since May 9th and have attempted to bargain in good faith “to no avail”.  The union is accusing U.S. Foodservice negotiators of creating a discriminatory pay system, eroding healthcare benefits and reducing recall rights of laid off workers.

U.S. Foodservice in Streator announced in December they were laying off nearly 100 workers.

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Father and daughter taken to hospital after crash

Posted by wlpo on May 31, 2010

A father and daughter were treated for injuries after an accident on the Osage Curve.  Police say Roy Barnhart of Ottawa lost control of his jeep on the curve along Route 6 Sunday morning.

Barnhart and his 12 year old daughter Haley were taken to Ottawa Regional Hospital.  He was given a ticket for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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