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IV YMCA closes pools due to state order

Posted by wlpo on October 10, 2011

The usually busy pools at the Illinois Valley YMCA are calm and the pool decks dry.  Nobody will be swimming laps and splashing around until the Illinois Department of Public Health says it’s okay to reopen.  The Y was one of many pools across the state to recently receive a closure order from the state.

The state says the Y’s pools don’t have the right anti-entrapment drain covers.  Y CEO Dave Potthoff says they’ve had an engineer submit plans to the state and have asked for permission to reopen while they wait for renovations to be made.

Potthoff says their engineers believe that the safety covers they have safe.  He’s hoping for a quick action by the state so people can go back to using the pools.

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Marching Cavaliers receive honors at weekend competition

Posted by wlpo on October 10, 2011

LP Bands parents had plenty of reasons to smile this weekend.  The LP Marching Cavaliers took 1st place in class 2A for their field performance in the 31st Annual Metamora Parade and Field Invitational Saturday.

The band was also recognized for Best Winds Class 2A, Best Field Percussion Class 2A, and received the Cassie Garren Crowd Pleaser Award for Class 2A.

The band’s final competition will be in Frankfort at Lincoln-Way East High School on October 22.  And you can hear the band perform at the last home football game of the season on October 21st.

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Maybe the best year yet for Jazz’n the Street

Posted by wlpo on October 10, 2011

If you had been looking for a festival that would amuse both you and your family, the sixth annual Jazz’n the Street in La Salle didn’t disappoint.  People of all ages ate, danced and sampled wines and beers on First Street in La Salle Saturday night.

Mike Barrie with the La Salle Downtown Business Association says it may have been their best year so far.  He says they didn’t have any issues.  He estimated that 1,000 people attended.

And they want to hold a festival next October.

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