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Rezin’s replacement to be choosen Sunday

Posted by wlpo on January 1, 2011

The new 75th District State Representative should be known Sunday.

Republican chairmen and women from La Salle, Grundy, Kankakee, Will, Iroquois and Livingston Counties are making a selection Sunday in Morris.  Reports are that 26 applicants are being considered for the job.  Grundy County’s chairman will have the most say in the decision.

The representative seat is open because Republican Sue Rezin chose to fill the state senate seat of Gary Dahl.  Rezin beat Careen Gordon for the 75th district seat in November.

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Search for missing woman to continue Monday

Posted by wlpo on January 1, 2011

The search for a woman that’s been missing since an accident that killed her husband nearly one month ago will resume Monday morning.

La Salle County investigators had said they were waiting for snowmelt before continuing to look for Tanya Shannon.  Friday’s warmer temperatures and rain melted much of the snow.

Shannon’s husband Dale died in the crash that happened on December 5 on the Grand Ridge- Mazon Blacktop.  Police believe Tanya Shannon was in the car, but several searches of the area of the crash turned up few signs of the mother of four.

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Flood advisory continues for Illinois River

Posted by wlpo on January 1, 2011

Rain and snowmelt has the Illinois River rising.  The National Weather Service says there is a flood advisory for the river at Ottawa through Sunday afternoon.

They say the new rainfall and snowmelt will make the river rise slightly over flood stage early Sunday morning.  They say to watch out for flooded roadways.

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