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Two taken to hospital after crash on Route 6

Posted by wlpo on November 16, 2010

A crash on the Spring Valley curves sent two men to the hospital and slowed traffic heading in to town.

A Chevy Suburban lost control and hit a guardrail and tree while heading west through the curves according to police.  It happened shortly before 3pm Tuesday.  The man driving, Edward Schook of La Salle, and a man with him Dennis Miller were taken to nearby St. Margaret’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  No tickets were issued.

Traffic was slow going while emergency responders and a tow truck were at the scene.

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Mendota seeks grant for bike and walking path

Posted by wlpo on November 16, 2010

A bike and walking path is envisioned for Mendota’s Lake Kakusha.  Plans call for the hard-surfaced path to go around the lake and connect to the high school property.

It’s estimated to cost $400,000.  City officials are applying for a state grant that could cover up to three-quarters of the cost.

Thanks to the Newstribune for information in this story.

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Stabbing In Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on November 16, 2010

A fight over a girl allegedly led to a stabbing in Ottawa.

Ottawa Police say that just after 12:30 Friday afternoon, a girl’s ex-boyfriend stabbed her current boyfriend during a fight on the south side of town.  Ottawa Police Chief Brian Zeilmann says the boyfriend was standing outside the ex’s car when he was stabbed in the upper chest.  The stabbing victim was taken to St. Francis Medical Center for treatment.

Since there are questions of who was the aggressor, Zeilmann says the names are not being released and no charges have been filed.  The men involved are 20 years old.

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Two Area High Schoolers Remain Hospitalized After Crash

Posted by wlpo on November 16, 2010

One of two Streator Woodland students hurt in a Saturday crash is improving.

Cheyenne Meredith of Ancona has been upgraded from serious to good condition at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  Her classmate, Jessica Cashmer of Streator is still in critical condition.

Meredith and Cashmer were passengers in a Mitsubishi Eclipse being driven Saturday night by Taylor Mouser of Streator.  Mouser lost control near Reading in Livingston County and overturned the car several times.

Mouser was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Streator where she was released.  Two other passengers, Josie and Sydney Walker of Cornell were treated and released at St. James Hospital in Pontiac.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Semi Wrecks Near Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on November 16, 2010

A truck driver from Iowa is in fair condition after crashing into a tree near Ottawa.

David Satterlee told state police that he started to feel dizzy and blacked out while heading west on Interstate 80.  He drove across the grass median, across both lanes of eastbound traffic and ended up hitting a tree.  Satterlee was flown to St. Francis Medical Center for treatment.

The crash happened just before 7:30 Monday night and backed up traffic for some time.

Satterlee was ticketed for improper lane usage.

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