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Union members plan event for Streator

Posted by wlpo on September 4, 2010

Labor Day is about workers and one of the state’s larger unions is using it jump start their election season efforts.

The AFL-CIO says they’re trying to tell elected officials to keep moving forward with job creation programs.

A number of Labor Day rallies are planned for Sunday.  Locally, members will be at the Streator Labor Day Parade at the train station.

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Governor Cancels Ottawa Visit

Posted by wlpo on September 4, 2010

Governor Pat Quinn isn’t coming to Ottawa today afterall.

Quinn was expected to join other dignitaries for the groundbreaking of the new Central Intermediate School today in Ottawa.  The groundbreaking is set for 1pm at the site of the new school which is south of Shepherd Middle School.  Elementary District Secretary Linda Ness says Quinn was called to handle a state matter.  The school district scheduled the groundbreaking around Quinn’s availability.

Quinn faces Republican challenger Bill Brady in the November election.

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Bureau County man remains hospitalized after crash

Posted by wlpo on September 4, 2010

A day after a crash in LaMoille, a man remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Tony Martin of Walnut was flown to St. Francis Medical Center after a crash Friday morning at the intersection of Routes 92 and 34 in LaMoille.

Police say Martin was hit by Barrett Galloway of La Moille.  Martin’s pickup truck rolled several times.

Martin and a woman with him were taken to Mendota Community Hospital.  He was then flown out.

Galloway was ticketed for failing to yield and driving without insurance.

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Health department prepares for flu season

Posted by wlpo on September 4, 2010

Panic, long lines and a priority list: things you shouldn’t get with this season’s flu shot.

One shot will cover you for the seasonal flu virus and swine flu or the H1N1 virus.  Last year the vaccines were separate and only certain people were allowed to receive the swine flu vaccine at first.

You won’t have to worry about that this season.  Jenny Barrie with the La Salle County Health Department says anyone six months old and older can be vaccinated and should.

Barrie says the flu season typically spans from October through May, peaking in January.

The La Salle County Health Department plans to announce a flu shot clinic schedule next week.  Shots will be $25 .

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Woman arrested for domestic battery

Posted by wlpo on September 4, 2010

Trouble between a boyfriend and girlfriend at the Lamp Liter near Ottawa.  Police say they arrested Norma Dumont of Earlville for domestic battery early Friday morning.  She’s accused of hitting her boyfriend in the face while in the club’s parking lot.  She was taken to the county jail.

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Car show returns to Streator

Posted by wlpo on September 4, 2010

If you’re a fan of classic cars, you’ll find plenty in downtown Streator Saturday and Sunday.

The Dream Machines Car Club is holding a cruise night tonight from 6pm until 10pm.  Registration is $10.

Sunday they’re hosting a car show from noon until 3pm at Streator City Park.

Both events are rain or shine.

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