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Memorial Day Ceremonies scheduled in Spring Valley and Peru

Posted by wlpo on May 28, 2011

Veterans will be remembered during Spring Valley’s annual Memorial Day Program.  The ceremony begins at 2pm at Valley Memorial Park.  It’ll feature members of the Spring Valley VFW, Spring Valley American Legion and Spring Valley Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts.  If it rains, it will be held at JFK School.

Peru will observe Memorial Day with a parade and ceremony Monday.  The parade is at 11am at Washington Park with the service to follow.  The Parade Marshall is Robert Ankiewicz.   It’ll feature the Peru Boy Scout Troop 123 and performances by the LP High School Band, soloist Brandon Czubachowski, and the Peru Municipal Band.  The program is dedicated to Hank Ellerbrock.

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Senator Durbin to visit La Salle Veteran’s Home

Posted by wlpo on May 28, 2011

People living in the La Salle Veteran’s Home will receive a special visitor this Memorial Day.  Democratic U-S Senator Dick Durbin is stopping by the home Monday at 3:15pm to meet with local veterans.  Earlier in the day he’ll speak at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery’s annual Memorial Day Program.

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Ill. lawmakers: Buckle up in back Seat

Posted by wlpo on May 28, 2011

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois lawmakers want tougher rules for using safety belts.

They’ve approved legislation that would require passengers in the back seats of cars and trucks to wear seat-belts.

The new requirement was approved by the Illinois Senate 30-23 Friday evening. It had already passed the House, so now it goes to the governor.

Some lawmakers consider it unnecessary government intrusion.

Senate President John Cullerton said a vote for back seat safety belts was a vote for saving lives.

In Illinois, 38 back seat passengers not wearing seatbelts died in 2009.

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Streator Park Fest continues

Posted by wlpo on May 28, 2011

You’ll find a carnival and food booths at Streator Park Fest.  The festival features a carnival and food stands at Streator City Park.  It wraps up Sunday with a family movie night.

 

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