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Archive for October 24th, 2010

Man from Sandwich hospitalized after Dekalb County crash

Posted by wlpo on October 24, 2010

A crash in Dekalb County left a man from Sandwich injured.  Police say Jordan Miller was going through a curve on Somonauk Road when he lost control on the wet pavement and hit a guardrail Sunday morning.

Miller had to be extricated from his car before being taken to St. Anthony’s Medical Center in Rockford.  His condition was unavailable.

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IVCC students participate in National Massage Therapy Awareness Week

Posted by wlpo on October 24, 2010

Feeling stressed out?  Maybe a massage would help you relax.  Message therapy students at Illinois Valley Community College will be offering free chair massages from 9am until 1pm Wednesday as part of National Massage Therapy Awareness Week.  They’ll be set up in the college lobby.

They’ll also be at Wal-Mart in Ottawa from 11am until 3pm Saturday, Oct. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 31.

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Quinn and Brady campaigning on Sunday

Posted by wlpo on October 24, 2010

CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bill Brady spent the morning speaking to black voters at a large Chicago church.   Brady was to speak first at Salem Baptist Church, followed by Quinn.   Salem Baptist, on the city’s South Side, is led by the Rev. James Meeks. He’s a Democratic state senator and is mulling a run for Chicago mayor.      His House of Hope worship center can hold about 10,000 people.   Quinn and Brady are looking for every vote they can muster as the clock winds down in their race for Illinois governor.

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Witek on the stock market

Posted by wlpo on October 24, 2010

Pollsters, political pundits, candidates all “weigh in” on the outcome of the  November 2 election.  And why not the stock market?

Steve Witek of LPL Financial Services in LaSalle says a Republican victory has likely been “priced in” at this point. Witek says the stock market likes Washington gridlock.   Witek says the market will invest more and possibly less if it’s surprised election day should Republicans take more than expected or come up short.

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Seatonville + Hollowayville boil order

Posted by wlpo on October 24, 2010

Rick Piontek, water supervisor in Seatonville has notified AM 1220 WLPO news about a boil order now in effect for the entire village including Hollowayville until further notice. Piontek said the power to the treatment plant shut off early Sunday causing pressure to drop and requiring a boil order. It covers all of Seatonville and Hollowayville.

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New development in search for missing NIU student

Posted by wlpo on October 24, 2010

DeKalb police are awaiting positive identification of human remains found in a park where a missing Northern Illinois University student was thought to be going.  Police say they also recovered items consistent with property belonging to Antinette “Toni” Keller. The freshman from Plainfield was last seen Thursday, Oct. 14.

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Streator man injured during motorcycle crash

Posted by wlpo on October 24, 2010

A motorcycle accident near Streator has left a man hospitalized.

Police say David Christ of Streator was heading north on North 15th Road a couple of miles northwest of Streator when he lost control of his motorcycle Saturday evening.  He was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital before being flown to St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  As of early Sunday he was in serious condition.

He was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident with other charges pending.

 

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Saturday night chase

Posted by wlpo on October 24, 2010

All kinds of law enforcement got involved in the capture of 32-year old Jeremiah Nantz of Mendota. LaSalle county sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop Nantz in Troy Grove township…a couple of miles south of Mendota. Nantz, instead, led officers on a chase westbound through Mendota. After a 25 minute pursuit, Nantz stopped on Route 52 northwest of Sublette around 8pm. He has numerous charges including possession of drugs and a parole violation from the Department of Corrections. A male passenger was also charged.  Trident drug officers assisted.

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