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more to come on Sheridan shooting

Posted by wlpo on January 2, 2011

We know a break-in was attempted Friday morning in a Sheridan residence. It’s also known one of the two intruders was shot and taken to Ottawa Regional Hospital. What’s not known is the names of those involved and that could be released by the Sheriff’s office Monday. Sheriff’s deputies were called to a house on Bowen Road west of Sheridan and were told by the homeowner that he found someone trying to enter through the front door. The homeowner confronted two people and apparently shot one after getting no response.

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Choosing Resin’s replacement today

Posted by wlpo on January 2, 2011

Choosing someone to represent the 75th State House District is going to be an all day thing. Republican chairmen and women from LaSalle, Grundy, Kankakee, Iroquois and Livingston counties are meeting virtually all day today in Morris to interview twelve applicants. Twenty six originally applied. Grundy County’s chairman will have the most say in the decision. Many Tea Partiers in the district seem to like David McAloon of Bourbonnais – a long time conservative with considerable business experience. McAloon was defeated in the 2010 primary by now Congressman-elect Adam Kinzinger. Back in November, Sue Rezin won the 75th District seat by defeating Careen Gordon but later was appointed to fill the state senate seat of retiring Gary Dahl.

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Peru police burglary arrest

Posted by wlpo on January 2, 2011

A phone tip sent Peru police to a construction site to catch a burglar red-handed. Back on December 26, around 8pm, Peru police were notified of a burglary in progress at Illinois Valley Professional complex at 3602 Marquette road. As police arrived they saw 39-year old William Davis of Peru loading a large ladder into his truck. After questioning, police learned he was going to take a propane heater also. A search of Davis’s truck uncovered a loaded 380 handgun. The States Attorney approved charges of burglary, possession of burglary tools and unlawful use of a weapon. Davis was transported to LaSalle county jail.

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Flood advisory at LaSalle

Posted by wlpo on January 2, 2011

Be advised the Illinois River will get close to Flood stage Sunday afternoon. The National Weather Service advisory is for LaSalle and Bureau Counties and in effect until Monday evening. It says the river will rise to 19.6feet Sunday afternoon at LaSalle – within a half foot of flood stage. At 20 feet, low lying farm fields experience flooding. If you encounter any road under water, turn around and find an alternate route

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Shannon search

Posted by wlpo on January 2, 2011

With the snow melt,  a major hurdle is out of the way in the search for Tanya Shannon.  LaSalle County Sheriff’s investigators will resume looking for Shannon Monday on the Mazon blacktop ten miles east of Grand Ridge and close to the Brookfield power station.  Shannon’s husband, Dale died when their car struck a utility pole.   Tanya was believed to be in the car, however, all that was found were one of her shoes and several foot prints.

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Accidents Saturday

Posted by wlpo on January 2, 2011

A single vehicle rollover in Dimmick township after 4pm Saturday sent the driver to IVCH. LaSalle county sheriff’s office says 22-year old Briana Bulfer of Arlington was southbound on Meridian Road near County Highway 33 when she lost control and rolled her car in a field. No tickets were issued.

Just before Noon Saturday, two Streator people crashed their car near Grand Ridge. LaSalle County Sheriff’s office says both left the scene but returned. Deputies gave tickets to the driver, 31-year old Lynn Thomas for improper lane usage, leaving the scene of an accident, no insurance and not reporting the accident. Upon returning, the passenger, 38-year old Jeffery Nighswonger was cited for a suspended license, illegal transportation of alcohol, no insurance and having an obstructed windshield. Thomas was released with a court date, but Nighswonger was taken to the county jail.

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New Year’s Eve severe weather

Posted by wlpo on January 2, 2011

The National Weather Service has confirmed it was three tornadoes that ripped through the central part of Mississippi on New Year’s Eve, causing heavy damage and injuring three people. Seven people died including four in Missouri and three in Arkansas after twisters pummeled the South and Midwest.  The system reached into Central Illinois spauning a tornado warning for Minonk on the 31st.  Overall damage costs are expected to be steep.

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