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Archive for May 13th, 2011

Rain forces cancelation of Oglesby Mayor’s Parade

Posted by wlpo on May 13, 2011

Rainy weather has forced city officials to call off the Oglesby Mayor’s Parade.  It was scheduled for Saturday morning.  It’s unclear if it will be rescheduled.

Also canceled due to the weather, a child safety seat check in Peru.

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Mass offered for Labor of Love volunteers

Posted by wlpo on May 13, 2011

Volunteers for a local Labor of Love project are being thanked with a special mass.

A volunteer thank you mass will be at 4pm Saturday at St. Thomas Moore church in Dalzell.

The service was arranged by the homeowner from the 2010 project.  Team members are welcomed to attend.

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Ill. Senate divided along party lines during budget Debate

Posted by wlpo on May 13, 2011

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Republicans and Democrats worked together on a new state budget in the Illinois House, but it was a different picture in the state Senate.

Senators divided along party lines and traded accusations Friday as they passed a spending plan drafted by Democrats.

Republicans accused the majority party of not cutting enough. They also complained that the budget legislation was unveiled at the last minute, leaving no time to examine it closely.

But Democrats say the GOP has refused to take part in the budget process. They say Republicans could have introduced legislation to cut spending but chose not to.

The budget approved today would about $1 billion more than the version passed with bipartisan support in the House. Now lawmakers will have to find a version both chambers can support.

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Peru firefighters respond to large gas leak on Water Street

Posted by wlpo on May 13, 2011

A large gas leak on Water Street in Peru had the road closed to traffic and firefighters at the old Electric building.

The leak was reported around 9:30am Friday by a contractor working at the building.  Ameren crews thought it would be repaired by late Friday afternoon.  14 customers including businesses and homes were without gas service while the repairs were being made.  No word on what caused the leak.

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Drug conviction lands La Salle woman a year and a half in prison

Posted by wlpo on May 13, 2011

An overdose call has ended up sending a woman from La Salle to prison.

Randi McFadin was sentenced to 18 months in prison Thursday for unlawful possession of a controlled substance.  La Salle Police went to McFadin’s house in January and found her unconscious and with under 15 grams of heroin.

One out of prison, she’ll be on mandatory supervised release which is a form of probation.  She gets 89 days knocked off her prison sentence for time she’s already spent in the county jail.

McFadin has previous convictions for DUI, aggravated battery and driving with a suspended license.

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