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Lt. Governor holds Q and A with IVCC students

Posted by wlpo on September 27, 2011

Expectations are high when you sit down to take your college entrance exam, but the classes you are placed in can leave you disappointed.

Some IVCC students told Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon Tuesday that they expected to be placed in more challenging classes, but realized that they aren’t as prepared for college as they had thought. They were responding to a question from Simon.   The democrat has been making stops at the states 48 community colleges.

Simon told students she believes that 12th grade should be more challenging so students are better prepared. Simon also said those who are struggling would be more likely to complete college if they got counseling.

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Ohio pair indicted for cannabis

Posted by wlpo on September 27, 2011

Two people accused of bringing 45 pounds of marijuana to Illinois this summer may have bonded out of jail, but they still face serious drug charges.

A La Salle County Grand Jury Tuesday indicted Brian Ochs of Sylvania, Ohio and Tiffany Torres of Holland, Ohio for possession of cannabis with intent to deliver.

 

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La Salle Dealing With Burnt Home

Posted by wlpo on September 27, 2011

You’ll find a dumpster and a partially torn down house across the street from the high-rise in La Salle.  Demolition began Saturday at a house on Second Street that was heavily damaged during a fire in May.

After the house is down, the foundation will be removed.  It’s unclear what the owner will do with the lot.

The house is one of two in that neighborhood left unlivable because of arson.  In both cases, people were prosecuted.

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Culvert replacement scheduled for County Highway 12

Posted by wlpo on September 27, 2011

Going west out of Earlville could be a little tricky this week.

Two stretches of County Highway 12 just west of town will temporarily close this week for culvert replacement.  The first closure is one-fourth of a mile west of East 11th Road.  This stretch will close Wednesday and reopen Thursday afternoon.

The second closure is one-fourth of a mile north of North 4550th Road.  This stretch will close Thursday and reopen Friday afternoon.

 

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Riordan Pool up for discussion in Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on September 27, 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 7pm at Ottawa City Hall.

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