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Somonauk Man Arrested After Fighting With Police

Posted by wlpo on October 27, 2010

A man from Somonauk is accused of not only burglary but also fighting with police.

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office took a call Wednesday morning from a man who claimed to find Keith Lowrance in his house.  When the homeowner arrived, Lowrance allegedly jumped out a second floor window and ran through a tree farm.

With the help of the canine unit, deputies found Lowrance hiding in a culvert.  Things got wild with Lowrance allegedly jumping onto a squad car and kicking the windshield out before fighting with officers.  During the fight, Lowrance and a deputy were both hurt and taken to a hospital where they were treated and released.

Lowrance is charged with residential burglary, criminal damage to state supported property, resisting a peace officer and aggravated battery.  He was arrested just last year in DeKalb County for criminal trespass.

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Wal-Mart Breaking Ground In Streator

Posted by wlpo on October 27, 2010

After years of anticipation and wondering, it appears ground will finally be broken on a new Wal-Mart Supercenter in Streator.

Streator Mayor Jimmie Lansford announced this week that November 3rd is the expected groundbreaking date.  A ceremony will take place starting at 10 on the north end of town off Route 23.

Novak Construction of Chicago has been awarded the job.  They expect to get the store up and running within a year and a half.

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Ribbon cutting ceremony planned for Seneca bridge

Posted by wlpo on October 27, 2010

A bridge on Route 170 in Seneca is almost ready.  A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for 1pm Thursday on the north side of the bridge.

The bridge officially opens to traffic Friday.  The pedestrian sidewalk won’t be opened until the approaches are completed.

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Texas man remains jailed on felony drug charges

Posted by wlpo on October 27, 2010

The La Salle County Jail is a long way from San Antonio, Texas.  A man from there is accused of hiding cocaine and heroin in car while traveling in Illinois.

Epifanio Villanueva was arrested earlier this month after being stopped and searched on Interstate 39.

A grand jury Tuesday indicted him on felony drug charges. He’s being held in the county jail with his bond set at $750,000.

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Lesser known candidates take the stage in Oglesby

Posted by wlpo on October 27, 2010

Fighting for visibility, some state and federal candidates ripped their more visible opponents and took shots at the current administration at a forum in the Oglesby Elks last night.  U.S.  Senate candidates Robert Zadek,  Independent,  LeAlan Jones, Green Party and Mike Labno, Libertarian were in attendance as were Robert Enriquez, Republican candidate for Secretary of State and Bill Malan, Libertarian candidate for Attorney General.  No one offered any support of the Obama administration, Congress,  Governor Quinn or the General Assembly.  All candidates stressed a willingness, if elected to turn the government back to the people, control spending and create a pro-jobs environment.  A former Illinois Valley resident, Kevin Beumel, now living in Rochelle liked all the candidates.

Tea Partier Irene Milligan of Princeton approved of Robert Enriquez:

75th District candidate Sue Rezin and current State Senator, Gary Dahl were invited but did not show.  The candidates forum was sponsored by the Bureau and LaSalle county Tea Party and moderated by John O’Hara, Vice-President of the Illinois Policy Institute, now traveling Illinois by bus in what’s called their “Turnaround Tour” attended the “Bureau LaSalle County Tea Party” candidates forum in Oglesby Tuesday night.

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