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Archive for August 3rd, 2010

Council sends bike path plans to planning commission

Posted by wlpo on August 3, 2010

The idea of a bike path to Illinois Valley Community College received an initial okay from the Oglesby City Council.

The council Monday referred a comprehensive plan for the bike route to the city’s planning commission.  Commissioner Tom Porter says it makes sense to connect Oglesby with IVCC by way of a bike path.  Other commissioners said they still knew very little about the plans other than what they’ve read.

Oglesby is going after a grant that would help establish a bike trail most likely going along Richard Moyle Highway and then down Orlando Smith Road to IVCC.


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Man taken to hospital after motorcycle accident

Posted by wlpo on August 3, 2010

A motorcyclist was being treated for injuries after crashing on an I-80 exit ramp to La Salle.

Police say Robert Keller of Orland Park was rounding the curve from the westbound exit ramp when he hit the guardrail late Tuesday morning.  He was taken to the Illinois Valley Community Hospital where he was considered fair but was expected to be transferred out.

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Boys claim man tried to lure them into his car

Posted by wlpo on August 3, 2010

No one’s been arrested after a report of an attempted child abduction in Streator.

Lieutenant Kurt Pastirik says they took a call at 9:20pm Monday claiming that two boys were approached by a stranger telling them to get into his car.  The suspect was said to be white and around 20 years old, driving an older red 4-door car with a loud engine and chrome spinners.

It happened in the area of Bluff Street and Prospect Avenue.

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Man arrested for an alleged parole violation

Posted by wlpo on August 3, 2010

A man on parole for a criminal sexual abuse conviction was taken back to prison.

Jamie Green of La Salle was arrested Monday on a parole violation warrant.  Additional charges are pending.

Green was sentenced in 2008 to three years in prison for aggravated criminal sexual abuse.  He was paroled in 2009.

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Lady Antebellum show sells out

Posted by wlpo on August 3, 2010

Fans of Lady Antebellum, don’t misplace your tickets because the show has sold out.

The concert Saturday, August 14 at the Cedar Point Sportsmen’s Club is part of Lou’s La Grotto’s “Concerts for a Cause” series.

Extra tickets were made available last month after additional parking was found but even those have been sold.

The concert is sponsored by 96.5 the Wolf.  Proceeds will help JFK Elementary in Spring Valley.

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Rainy Tuesday Expected

Posted by wlpo on August 3, 2010

When all is said and done, 3 to 5 inches of rain could fall today across the Illinois Valley.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch until 1pm for Bureau and Putnam counties and an Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for La Salle County until 10:30am.

Some storms could produce an inch or two of rain per hour.

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