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Archive for August 24th, 2010

Freedom House receives money for child threrapy

Posted by wlpo on August 24, 2010

Families that turn to a domestic violence and rape crisis center in Princeton will be able to continue receiving free child therapy.

Freedom House recently received $5,000 from the retail chain Marshalls for Child Therapy grants.

Freedom House serves people in Bureau, Henry, Marshall, Putnam and Stark counties.

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Second round of tax payments due Sept. 2

Posted by wlpo on August 24, 2010

Get out your pocketbooks.  The second installment of real estate taxes in La Salle County is due September 2, a week from Thursday.

You can pay online using a credit card or by sending a check payable to the La Salle County Collector.  You can also sign up to have it automatically taken from your checking or savings account.

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Ottawa Goodwill Store plans job fair

Posted by wlpo on August 24, 2010

With unemployment worsening in the area, Goodwill Industries in Ottawa should be plenty busy September 2nd.

Store officials are hosting a job fair at the new store from 9 until five.  The 17,000 square foot store is on West Stevenson Road across from Wal-Mart.

Goodwill officials will do interviews for both part-time and full-time positions.  Some jobs that are available include assistant store manager, sales associates and position supervisors.

Over 40 jobs are expected to be filled.  Goodwill plans to open for business in Ottawa this fall.

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Arrest Made In Princeton Jewelry Heist

Posted by wlpo on August 24, 2010

Police in Princeton say a person mowing their lawn led them to a burglary suspect.

24 year old Ralph Learned Jr. of Princeton was arrested Monday night for allegedly burglarizing Bruce Jewelers the day before.  Officials say someone mowing a yard found jewelry in a burn pit and called the police.

Learned was arrested a bit later after allegedly running from police in the 1200 block of North Maple Street.  He was arrested for burglary, criminal trespass, possession of cannabis and drug equipment.  Learned’s being held in the Bureau County Jail.

Investigators think Learned threw a rock through the front window of the jewelry store and reached inside.  In the process, he allegedly cut up his hand since blood was left behind.

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