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Archive for July 27th, 2011

Alderwoman wants to find out what happened to missing pool items

Posted by wlpo on July 27, 2011

The old wire baskets that you used to store your stuff while at the city swimming pool is apparently worth money.  Items at the Peru swimming pool have gone missing since the pool closed two summers ago.

Alderwoman Sherry Mayszak says she wants to take inventory of what’s at the pool and find out what’s missing and where it went.  She says if things have been stolen, a police report will be filed.  That could become the case for the PA system that vanished.  She also says the baskets are considered valuable for nostalgic reasons.

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Superman Forces La Salle County Bridge To Close

Posted by wlpo on July 27, 2011

A Hollywood movie taping has closed a local bridge.

The Route 52 bridge over the Fox River east of Serena is closed today and tomorrow for the filming of “Superman: Man of Steel”.  Adjacent highway sections to the bridge are also closed.

The main filming of the latest Superman movie is being done in Plano.  The cast includes Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe and Amy Adams.

The movie is due out in 2013.

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Soap stars to take the stage in Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on July 27, 2011

A few faces you might recognize from daytime TV will be onstage at Ottawa High School this weekend.  Walt Willey and Taylor Miller of “All My Children” and Kale Brown of “One Life to Live” star in “Plaza Suite”.

The comedy written by Neil Simon is about three sets of people and their stay at the New York Plaza Hotel.

Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm.  Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

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Man faces felony for allegedly make a false police report

Posted by wlpo on July 27, 2011

You wouldn’t want to be the victim of a crime, so calling the police to report that you were when you weren’t doesn’t make sense.  It’s also against the law.

Investigators in Peru say Gregory Snell was arrested for felony disorderly conduct because they say he filed a false police report in May.  Police say he claimed someone stole his medication, but investigators think he made up the story.

Snell was arrested Tuesday and was taken to the La Salle County Jail.

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Local Leaders Join Redistricting Lawsuit

Posted by wlpo on July 27, 2011

Saying it “disrespects the will of voters”, Congressman Aaron Schock and Adam Kinzinger have joined a lawsuit against Illinois’ new redistricting map.

Republican representatives issued a statement today saying the map can’t stand and that it discriminates against the state’s growing Hispanic population.  Kinzinger and Schock go on to say they’re disappointed Governor Quinn “chose to rubber stamp this flawed map” but they’re confident a court will “reverse the naked partisan power-grab by the Democrats”.

Republican State Senator Sue Rezin is also part of the lawsuit.

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Latest On Detassler Deaths

Posted by wlpo on July 27, 2011

TAMPICO, Ill. (AP) – Whiteside County Sheriff’s Lt. Andy Henson says deputies are trying to determine how two 14-year-olds were electrocuted detasseling corn.

Jade Garza and Hannah Kendall, both of Sterling, were killed Monday when they came into contact with a field irrigator while working near Tampico. Two other detasselers also were shocked. Fourteen-year-old Delanie Knapp was in serious condition Tuesday at a Rockford hospital. Her sister, 15-year-old Bailey Knapp, was treated at CGH Medical Center in Sterling and released Six others received a less-severe jolt.

Henson said Tuesday the department is meeting with officials from Monsanto Corp which employed the 72 detasselers in the field Monday, and with Commonwealth Edison, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Illinois Department of Labor.

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Rollover In Ransom

Posted by wlpo on July 27, 2011

A deer is getting the blame for a rollover crash in Ransom.

Shawn Foster of Ransom says he was on North 15 Road last night when he swerved to miss a deer.  His car went into a ditch where it went airborne and rolled several times.  Foster was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital.

He was ticketed for failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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