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Archive for July 8th, 2010

Boil order along O’Connor Avenue

Posted by wlpo on July 8, 2010

The water main break on O’Connor Avenue is fixed, according to LaSalle Public Works Director, Sam McNeilly. A boil order is in effect on both sides of O’Connor from St. Vincent’s to Crosat. The Veterans Home is not affected.

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Cocaine charges for Marseilles women

Posted by wlpo on July 8, 2010

Investigators with TRIDENT say a couple of women in Marseilles used one to sell cocaine.

Rebecca Beldon and Johanna Brandt are accused of selling cocaine while at PJ’s Tap in Marseilles.  Both are charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.  Brandt was arrested last Wednesday.  Beldon was arrested Tuesday.  Police say she was the fourth person arrested in the last couple of weeks for cocaine while either working at the bar or as a patron.  Both were taken to the La Salle County Jail.

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River rescue turns out to be false alarm

Posted by wlpo on July 8, 2010

A rescue on the Illinois River looks was a false alarm.  Rescue crews from Utica, Oglesby, and Ottawa were on the river east of the Starved Rock lock and dam looking for a couple of canoes that had reportedly overturned.  The search was stopped a little over an hour after it began because no canoes or people were found.

It was called in shortly before 4pm Thursday by a couple hikers.  Investigators believe they probably saw debris.

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Township given permission to mine gravel for roads

Posted by wlpo on July 8, 2010

Roads in Serena Township in La Salle County will now be made out of materials from Serena Township.

The La Salle County Board granted a special use permit Thursday to the Serena Township Road District to begin mining on farmland about a mile south of Serena.  The township plans to mine gravel and use it solely on their roads.  They believe they’ll save money by not having to purchase the gravel elsewhere.

The 28 acres of land currently is farmed by the township but is considered to be low productivity farm ground.   The township still needs a DNR permit.

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Swift, Sunset, and Kenosha included in Oglesby’s fall street project

Posted by wlpo on July 8, 2010

Tired of potholes?  Oglesby plans to spend $170,000 on resurfacing work this fall.

The fall street project includes portions of Swift Avenue, Sunset Boulevard, Kenosha Avenue and Bluff Street.  It’s being paid for using Motor Fuel Tax funds and because of that, it will need IDOT approval.

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New Queen Announced In Henry

Posted by wlpo on July 8, 2010

Royalty was crowned Wednesday night at the Marshall-Putnam County Fair.

Krista Shirley of Roanoke is this year’s queen, besting three other candidates including runner-up Bethany Harrison of Henry.

Paige Davis of Henry beat out 18 other contestants to be named Little Princess while Lauren Sendelbach of Henry was crowned Junior Miss.  The Junior Miss competition had five contestants.

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Pig Roast Drawing Well Known Politicians

Posted by wlpo on July 8, 2010

For ten bucks, you can grill out this weekend with a congresswoman, attorney general and Supreme Court justice.

The Illinois Valley Building Trades & the Central Labor Council will hold their annual “old fashioned pig roast” Sunday at Buffalo Rock State Park.  Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson, Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Supreme Court Justice Tom Kilbride are among the planned guests.

The pig roast runs from noon until six.  Tickets are 10 dollars per family and are available at the park.

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