Classic Hits 103.9 WLPO

News from the Illinois Valley

Archive for December 11th, 2010

Peru chemical plant marks 900 days of safety

Posted by wlpo on December 11, 2010

It’s been nearly three years since there’s been a work related injury or illness at a chemical plant in Peru.  Officials at Flint Hills Resources say as of Friday, they’ve gone 900 days without a recordable incident according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards.  Their prior record was 868 days.

The Flint Hills Resources produces expandable polystyrene.

 

Advertisements

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Rezin will complete Dahl’s State Senate term

Posted by wlpo on December 11, 2010

A state senate district which includes La Salle County and parts of surrounding counties has a new senator.  Republican Sue Rezin was chosen by Republican Committee Chairmen Saturday to replace Gary Dahl in the 38th district.

Dahl’s last day in office was Friday after announcing the week before he was resigning.  There were two years left in his term.

Rezin in November beat out Democratic incumbent Careen Gordon in the 75th district which includes Marseilles and Morris.  Someone will have to be selected to fill Rezin’s spot in the state house.

Rezin was chosen from a field of candidates including Channahon Mayor Joe Cook, former La Salle County Republican Chairman Frank Kobilsek of Mendota, and Senator Dahl’s legislative aide O.J. Stoutner of Peru.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Dangerous temperatures and driving conditions expected with winter storm

Posted by wlpo on December 11, 2010

A winter storm predicted to reach the Illinois Valley Saturday could make driving difficult while bringing frigid and dangerous temperatures.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning from 3am Sunday through Sunday night.

Snow is expected to be blowing and drifting.  Wind gusts could be in excess of 45 miles per hour.

If you need drive somewhere, the Illinois Department of Transportation will be providing winter road conditions at their website www.gettingaroundillinois.com.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Holiday dinner offered by St. Margaret’s Hospital

Posted by wlpo on December 11, 2010

The Christmas season is a time best shared with others.  St. Margaret’s hosts its Annual Holiday Dinner for those people who are alone or who would otherwise not have a meal during the holiday season at 2pm Sunday.  It’ll be held in the hospital cafeteria.

The dinner is free and transportation will be provided for those who don’t have a ride.  Home delivery is available for those who are cannot leave their homes.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Man and woman ticketed after car goes into field

Posted by wlpo on December 11, 2010

Alcohol related tickets for a man accused of driving his car into a field near Kangley.  Timothy Stevenson of Long Point was arrested Friday night for DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol, and battery.  He’s accused of elbowing a woman in the mouth.

A woman with him, Katie Wagner of Long Point was arrested for illegal transportation of alcohol.  She was released while Stevenson was taken to the La Salle County Jail.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Republicans to chose Dahl’s senate replacement today

Posted by wlpo on December 11, 2010

The next State Senator for the district in La Salle and parts of surrounding counties will be chosen Saturday.  Gary Dahl stepped down from the 38th District seat Friday.

Republican Committee Chairmen are meeting today to interview the people who would like to be appointed to fill the remaining two years in Dahl’s term.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

A sign of winter- eagles return to Illinois River

Posted by wlpo on December 11, 2010

The eagles have landed in the Illinois Valley.

Drive along or across the Illinois River and your bond to see a bald eagle.  Kathy Casstevens-Jasiek with Starved Rock Lodge says 15 bald eagles were spotted this week at Starved Rock State Park.

The eagles are earlier than usual because of the cold weather.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Congressman-elect assigned to Energy and Commerce Committee

Posted by wlpo on December 11, 2010

Congressman-elect Adam Kinzinger has another committee assignment waiting for him in Washington.

The Republican has been named to the Energy & Commerce Committee.  He’s already a member of the House Transition Team for republicans.

During his campaign, Kinzinger pledged to make the country less reliant on foreign resources when it came to energy.  He also wants to advance nuclear energy.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »