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Archive for September 15th, 2011

St. Mary’s Hospital chooses interim CEO

Posted by wlpo on September 15, 2011

While St. Mary’s Hospital in Streator continues their search for a new CEO, they’ve found someone to fill in during the interim.  Sharon Timmons will serve as the CEO starting November 1.  She previously served as the interim CEO while the hospital was looking for a permanent hire in 2008.

The position will be open because the woman who holds it currently, Joanne Fenton, has taken another job.

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Rural Mendota man indicted for shootings

Posted by wlpo on September 15, 2011

An extended weekend has turned into an extended stay behind bars for a man accused of shooting a father and daughter on Labor Day.

A La Salle County Grand Jury Tuesday indicted Jesus Rosas of rural Mendota for two counts of aggravated battery.

Hector Sandoval of Mendota and his eight year old daughter Karla were briefly hospitalized after being shot.

Rosas’s bond was set at $1 million.

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River Sweep for Ottawa, not Peru

Posted by wlpo on September 15, 2011

For many years the third Saturday of September brought the annual Illinois River Sweep on the Illinois River in Peru.  But you won’t see volunteers picking up debris this Saturday.

Dave Lourie and Amanda Glover of TEST Incorporated and the Friends of the Illinois River have decided it’s time to let someone else organize it.  Only thing is nobody has, at least in Peru.  Lourie finds that disappointing.

Groups of volunteers will be busy in Ottawa though.  A group over more than 100 volunteers is meeting at Allen Park at 9am Saturday.  More people are welcome.  Gloves and garbage bags will be provided.

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