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Archive for July 23rd, 2011

Accident in Peru leads to DUI arrest

Posted by wlpo on July 23, 2011

Drinking related tickets for a man police say hit a parked car and then drove into a lawn.  Brandon Miller of La Salle was arrested Friday night for DUI and not slowing down to avoid an accident after the crash on Pulaski Street in Peru.  Police say he failed a field sobriety test.  He was released after posting bond.

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DePue prepares for boat races

Posted by wlpo on July 23, 2011

Quiet Lake DePue will be buzzing with activity as early as Sunday evening.  The 27th consecutive APBA Pro National races return to Lake Depue next week.

The DePue Men’s Club organizes the races.  Their president Steve Solorio says they’re expecting about $20,000 visitors from all over the country next weekend.  The racers will begin arriving Sunday evening.

If you stop by the races you’ll be able to buy food from the DePue Men’s Club stand under the shelter.  There will also be music, a carnival, and activities related to the village’s 150th Celebration.

The men’s club food stand opens tomorrow.  There will also be water fights at 1pm Sunday and a bags tournament near the food stand at 4pm.The races begin Friday afternoon and continue through Sunday.

Admission to the races is $3 and you’re allowed to bring coolers.

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Monari’s saved from fire

Posted by wlpo on July 23, 2011

A restaurant in La Salle won’t be serving dinner tonight after a fire that apparently started in the basement.

A cleaning person at Monari’s 101 Club discovered the fire shortly before 6am Saturday.  La Salle and Peru Fire Departments went to building and were able to put out the fire that had spread up a wall.  A lot of water was left in the building.

Owner Earl Monari says they plan to reopen Tuesday.

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