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Archive for April 16th, 2011

Sheriff’s Office Gets Go Ahead For New 911 System

Posted by wlpo on April 16, 2011

Years in the making, La Salle County’s Enhanced 911 System has received approval to start operating.

The Illinois Commerce Commission gave the go ahead.  Sheriff Tom Templeton says they’ll start testing their system within the next month.  Dispatchers will be calling rural addresses to verify their number, name and address.  Rural fire departments are also asked to go door-to-door asking people to call the county to verify that their information shows up correctly.

Around six thousand people need to be verified into the 911 system.

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Crash Stops Traffic On Spring Valley Curves

Posted by wlpo on April 16, 2011

A man from La Salle had to be cut from his SUV after driving off the Spring Valley curves.

Curt Koehler was taken to St. Margaret’s Hospital after flipping his SUV at least once while driving east on Route 6.  He was ticketed for improper passing.

Spring Valley Police say despite earlier reports, a school bus wasn’t involved in the accident.  The school bus driver simply was behind the crash.  No kids were on the bus.

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Crash Injures Two And Snarls Traffic

Posted by wlpo on April 16, 2011

An accident Saturday morning caused Route 6 to be closed on the east edge of La Salle.

La Salle Police say there was a two vehicle crash on Route 6 near the Utica shortcut just after three o’clock.  Two drivers were taken to Illinois Valley Community Hospital.  One of them had to be cut out of their car by emergency responders.  Investigators say their injuries weren’t life threatening.

La Salle Police say the crash is still under investigation.  They haven’t released the names of people involved in the crash.

The area of the crash was closed to traffic for a little over two hours.

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