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Archive for October 16th, 2011

Illinois – the deadbeat state

Posted by wlpo on October 16, 2011

Experts say no other state appears to match Illinois’ backlog of unpaid bills, which topped $5 billion last month. Many states slow down payments when money is tight, but it has become the status quo in Illinois.

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From cornfields to court

Posted by wlpo on October 16, 2011

You can run but you can’t hide for long, especially if it’s a damp field you’re hiding in. Three men faces burglary charges after a break-in, traffic stop, and manhunt in Putnam County. It began before sunrise Saturday morning when police satopped Cody Donnelly of Tonica on the McNabb Blacktop. With him where Christopher O’Shana and Nicholas Rick of Oglesby. Police began to suspect that they had broken into a business in McNabb. While Donnelly and Rick were arrested, police say O’Shana ran into a field and wouldn’t be found until after 10am. Donnelly and Rick face two counts of burglary because police think they broke into another business the day before. O’Shana was arrested for burglary and obstruction of justice. They’ve been separated with one each staying the Putnam, Bureau and La Salle County Jails. Their bond hearings will be Sunday.

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TOH cooking school recap

Posted by wlpo on October 16, 2011

There is one school with almost one hundred percent attendance. Too bad it doesn’t meet every day. The “Taste of Home Cooking School”, sponsored by Miller Media was very well attended Saturday at LP High School. Chef Guy Klinsing prepared food on stage in LP auditorium. Visitors got to see vendors beforehand. Nine sponsors helped bring the show back this year, including Miller Media comprised of AM 1220 WLPO, 99-3 WAJK, 96-5 The Wolf, News Tribune, Agri-News and Ottawa Delivered.

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