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Archive for October 16th, 2010

DUI and a handful of other tickets after crash in La Salle

Posted by wlpo on October 16, 2010

Drunken driving is suspected in a crash that brought a man from Tonica too close to a home in La Salle.

Police say John Goskusky was in the 400 block of Crosat Street during the early morning hours Friday when he hit a gas meter.

He was arrested for DUI, disobeying a stop sign, driving on the sidewalk, not slowing down to avoid an accident and more.  He was release after posting bond.

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“Buckets of Love” collecting items for victims of domestic abuse

Posted by wlpo on October 16, 2010

Listen to the news everyday and you’ll hear the occasional arrest for domestic battery.  Many times it goes unreported.

An area organization isn’t letting the problem go unnoticed, especially since October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  The Zonta Club of the La Salle- Peru Area is trying to get the word out about how domestic violence affects the community and they’re trying to get people involved in helping those who have been affected.

On Saturday, October 23 they’ll be at several Peru stores collecting donations for women affected by domestic violence.  They’re calling their effort “Buckets of Love.”  You’ll be able to donate items that women can use as they move from a shelter to a new home.

You can also donate money.  Donations will be given to The ADV&SAS.

You can learn more about domestic violence at the annual “Luminary of Hope.” It’s being held October 26 at 6pm at the Hegeler Carus Mansion.

To find out more about the Zonta Club’s efforts, listen to an interview available at the AM 1220 WLPO news page.

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DUI and other tickets following rollover accident

Posted by wlpo on October 16, 2010

Alcohol is suspected in a rollover accident that sent a man to a hospital.  Police say Ryann Roth of Sheridan crashed his car while on La Salle County Highway 2 in Northville Township Friday morning.

Roth was taken to Valley West Hospital in Sandwich.  He was also arrested for DUI, improper lane usage, not slowing down to avoid an accident and reckless driving.  He was given a notice to appear.

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USDA official to visit La Salle Canal Boat

Posted by wlpo on October 16, 2010

Believing access to money for business is necessary for jump starting the economy in rural towns, an official with the USDA will be making a stop at the canal boat in La Salle.

Judith Canales is the National Administrator for Rural Business and Cooperative programs for USDA Rural Development.  She’s coming to La Salle at noon Tuesday to talk about how they can help strengthen businesses and local economies in towns like La Salle.

The Canal Corridor Association has used a USDA Business and Industry loan guarantee to refinance the debt from the canal boat construction.

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Music and worship part of program for kids in La Salle

Posted by wlpo on October 16, 2010

Worship, dance, and drama come together during a program in LP High School’s Auditorium Saturday night.

A group for young people who called themselves the Prayer of Jabez is using the performance to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.  They’re calling it “Awakening a Generation.”

The show is at 6:30pm.  Admission is free.

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Fall Colors Weekend begins

Posted by wlpo on October 16, 2010

Enjoy the leaves before they all drop.  It’s Fall Colors Weekend at Starved Rock State Park.  Guided hikes will be leaving from the park visitors’ center at 9am and 1pm Saturday and Sunday.

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