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Lockport man arrested

Posted by wlpo on November 28, 2010

31-year old Quinton Herrod of Lockport was taken to LaSalle County Jail Sunday. He was arrested at 1:25am Sunday by Mendota police after a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of South 9th avenue. Herrod was charged with domestic battery, criminal trespass to state supported land and warrants out of LaSalle, Putnam and Will counties.

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Longtime State Rep says he’s resigning early

Posted by wlpo on November 27, 2010

DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) – State Rep. Bill Black of Danville says he will resign early from his seat.

The News-Gazette reports that Black said Friday he will resign from his 104th House District seat on Dec. 22. Black says his elected Republican replacement Chad Hay of Catlin can be sworn in anytime afterward. Black has had a legislative career for 24 years. The 69-year-old Republican says he would miss any possible Illinois

House sessions during the first week of January. Black is an educator and community college administrator. He

served on committees focusing on education, telecommunications, transportation, railroads and broadband infrastructure.

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Program to feature poetry and commentary on rivers and roads

Posted by wlpo on November 27, 2010

The significance of rivers, roads and trails in American history will be celebrated in verse during a poetry reading at the La Salle Public Library.

“Pathways, Waterways, Poets and Artists” will be presented 6:30pm Thursday by former English instructors Marydale Stewart and Ed Krolak.

Admission is free.

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Utica to host Christmas in the Village

Posted by wlpo on November 27, 2010

Try a sample of chili and take a ride in a carriage- just some of the things you’ll find in Utica Sunday.  Christmas in the Village runs from 1:30 until 5pm.

Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive at 2pm.  There will also be activities and crafts.

Some restaurants will be participating in a chili tasting.  The lighting of the Village Christmas Tree is at 5pm in Memorial Park.

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Hegeler-Carus Mansion celebrates Christmas

Posted by wlpo on November 27, 2010

It’s Christmas in 1898 at the Hegeler-Carus Mansion.  The mansion is throwing old fashioned Christmas parties next Thursday through Sunday.

Tickets are$ 20 per person.  You’ll need to call the mansion before hand to make reservations because space is limited.

 

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Ottawa Food Pantry fundraiser at roller rink

Posted by wlpo on November 27, 2010

A musical group named after food is part of a fundraiser for an area agency that helps low income families have food.

Fishsticks & Milk are hosting Roller Rink’n with Lincoln from 4:30pm until 7:30pm Saturday at the Ottawa Roller Rink to raise money for Ottawa’s Food Pantry.

Oh Brother, Oh Sister and Egon’s Unicat will also be playing.

Admission is $3.  It’s $1 to rent skates.

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Peru fire and police respond to McDonalds Friday

Posted by wlpo on November 26, 2010

After checking, Peru Firemen said that  a report of the odor of gas near McDonalds on Shooting Park road was probably a problem with the refrigeration system. Initial calls came in about 6pm and the Fire department was on the scene about 1 hour.

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Black Friday Crowds Behaving Themselves

Posted by wlpo on November 26, 2010

While the cash registers have been busy, police in Peru have enjoyed a fairly quiet day.

A commander with the police department says the biggest fear of shoplifters has not come to fruition with no reports of any retail theft calls.  There have been a couple minor fender benders according to the officer but nothing serious.

An ambulance was called to a two-vehicle accident in the Target parking lot just after five in the morning but a woman involved refused medical treatment.

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Next Seneca Bridge Implosion Planned

Posted by wlpo on November 26, 2010

The last pieces of the old Illinois River bridge in Seneca could come down December 7th.

A demolition company out of Oklahoma is hoping to do the implosion that day pending approval from the U.S. Coast Guard.  Two south spans of the old bridge remain.

Two dollar raffle tickets are still being sold to push the button to demolish the remaining parts of the bridge.  The drawing is Monday at noon at Ellis Ace Hardware.

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Felony retail theft charges for out-of-towners

Posted by wlpo on November 26, 2010

Christmas shopping or shoplifting?  A man and woman from Bloomington were arrested for felony retail theft after be stop Wednesday in Peru.

Trisha Crews and Waylon Brown are accused of stealing from Walmart.  Brown was also ticketed for traffic charges.  They were taken to the La Salle County Jail.

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