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Archive for September 6th, 2010

Voting Continues For Utica Chef

Posted by wlpo on September 6, 2010

Less than three weeks are left to make Cajun Connection chef Ron McFarlin the winner of an ABC “Nightline” contest.

McFarlin is one of 18 finalists in ABC’s “People’s Plate List” competition.  Cajun Ron submitted a three-minute video to the show after being nominated for the national chef contest by a woman from Rockford.

Voting in the competition lasts thru September 26th.  To vote, go to:

The winner will be announced September 27th on “Nightline” with an ABC film crew visiting the winner and to record footage to be shown at a later time.

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Lawsuit Filed After Peru Woman Dies Outside Casino

Posted by wlpo on September 6, 2010

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in the case of a Peru woman who was killed last year after getting hit by a golf cart.

Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson said 88 year old Virginia Armon was killed by “crushing chest injuries” after being hit by a golf cart last June at Jumer’s Casino and Hotel in Rock Island.  The golf cart is used as a shuttle service.

La Salle attorney T. Donald Henson filed the lawsuit in La Salle County Circuit Court on behalf of Armon’s estate.  They’re seeking at least 100 thousand dollars.

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