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Archive for November 19th, 2010

Cocaine Arrest Made In Streator

Posted by wlpo on November 19, 2010

A Streator man is the latest victim of the drug enforcement group TRIDENT.

Kevin Adams was arrested by Streator Police Thursday on a TRIDENT issued warrant for two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.  Adams is accused of delivering cocaine to an undercover informant two different times.

He was taken to the county jail.

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Trees Being Replaced After Tornado

Posted by wlpo on November 19, 2010

Recovery from the June 5th tornado continues in Streator.

Danchris Nursery and Landscaping is donating 100 trees to be planted at Oakland Park.  That’s the number of trees that were leveled when a tornado ripped through Streator the evening of June 5th.  The damaged trees have since been removed from the park.

If you’d like to help, just grab a shovel and come to Oakland Park Saturday from 9 until noon.  Forty trees will be planted tomorrow with the rest coming in next year.

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Fill The Mayflower Returns

Posted by wlpo on November 19, 2010

When you’re shopping for Thanksgiving dinner, you can drop off a few items for the Illinois Valley Food Pantry.

AM 1220 WLPO, 99-3 WAJK, and 96-5 the Wolf will be filling the Mayflower tomorrow with non-perishable foods.  The Mayflower semi will be parked at Hy-Vee in Peru from 9 until 3.  Stevenson Transfer of Ottawa is providing the truck.  The Illinois Valley YMCA will also offer free, two-week memberships for donating to the cause

Last year’s “Fill the Mayflower” at Hy-Vee produced over 28 hundred pounds of food for the food pantry plus 123 dollars.

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Wind Tower Injury In Bureau County

Posted by wlpo on November 19, 2010

What a place to have your back go out.

Rescue crews responded to a call about a man injuring his back Thursday morning while he was working on a wind turbine near Wyanet.  The worker was apparently doing maintenance work on a tower when he leaned too far back in a harness, hurting his back.  He was unable to get down from the tower on his own, so a crane was brought in to bring him down.

The worker was taken to Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.

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