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three county power outage

Posted by wlpo on September 24, 2011

The failure of a “bus cable” inside the Hennepin sub-station is the cause of a sizeable power outage in LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam Counties late Saturday afternoon. Leigh Morris, spokesperson for Ameren IP told AM 1220 WLPO news personnel were at the sub-station to make needed repairs around 5pm. Reports of restored service were coming into AM 1220 WLPO via Facebook around 6:25pm. At the height of the outage, 15-thousand Ameren IP customers were affected, according to Morris. Morris said the outage would have affected users of Cornbelt Energy around Ladd, Cherry and parts of LaSalle County. Morris said with a chuckle, he’s glad the outage didn’t occur during the Bears/Packers game.

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Man Lifeflighted After Rollover Near Streator

Posted by wlpo on September 24, 2011

A man from Dwight was lifeflighted after a rollover crash Friday morning near Kernan.

Deputies say Micah Strief of Dwight crashed with the semi of Remon Adam of Skokie on Route 18 near East 23rd Road.  Strief had to be cut out of his car and was flown to St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  Adam’s semi drove into the ditch and eventually stopped in a cornfield.  Adam was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital.

Strief was ticketed for improper lane use.

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Fatal Crash Involves Twin Sisters From Utica

Posted by wlpo on September 24, 2011

A fatal crash north of Ottawa remains under investigation.

The county coroner’s office says 22 year old Elizabeth Sebby of Utica was killed when her SUV collided with a semi at the intersection of Route 23 and County Highway 21.  Her twin sister Casey was taken to Ottawa Regional Hospital and then flown to Peoria.  She was last listed in critical condition.  A third passenger, Casey Sebby’s one year old daughter Maya wasn’t seriously hurt.

It happened at about 8:15am.  The semi driver wasn’t hurt.

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Ottawa’s City Pool At A Crossroads

Posted by wlpo on September 24, 2011

The future of Riordan Pool in Ottawa will be discussed Tuesday night.

Last spring, representatives from local schools, the city and Playground and Rec Board formed a committee to discuss and research options for the 46-year old pool.  Last year the city shut down the slide at the pool because it failed a state inspection.

The public meeting starts at 7 at Ottawa City Hall.

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