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Archive for October 22nd, 2011

IVCC alumni game puts current basketball team vs former players

Posted by wlpo on October 22, 2011

It’s the old guys verses the new guys on the basketball court Tuesday at Streator High School.

Illinois Valley Community College’s men’s basketball team is taking on a team of alumni.

Alumni players include Brandon Kays, Craig and Brett Olson, and Eric Heider.

The game is at 7pm Tuesday in Streator.  Admission is free though they’ll accept donations for the IVCC Foundation and La Salle County Relay for Life.

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Few signs of movement on paying Ill. overdue bills

Posted by wlpo on October 22, 2011

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Don’t look for quick action to reduce Illinois’ huge backlog of unpaid bills during the fall legislative session.

Progress is blocked by fundamental disagreements. Officials report little or no discussion of what can be done pay the bills.

Gov. Pat Quinn did not list the issue among his top three priorities for the session. And the Senate’s top Republican doesn’t expect movement any time soon.

Quinn and many Democrats want to borrow money to pay the bills. They say state government should borrow from willing bond-buyers, not struggling businesses and charities.

Republicans, however, say it’s bad policy to pay everyday expenses by selling long-term bonds.

Advocates for human service groups haven’t given up. They say Illinois has an ethical obligation to pay the bills.

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Person dies after crashing with semi near Wedron

Posted by wlpo on October 22, 2011

An early Saturday morning crash outside of Wedron has left one person dead.  La Salle County Sheriff’s Deputies say it happened just after 4:30am at Wedron Road and East 18th Road in Dayton Township.  A car crashed with a semi.

The person driving the car was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police haven’t said yet who was involved.

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Woman accused of DUI after alleged hit and run accident

Posted by wlpo on October 22, 2011

If you’re in an accident, it’s a bad idea to leave the scene.

That’s what police say Kathleen Fisher of Streator did Friday evening after investigating an accident on Champlain Street in Ottawa.

Police arrested Fisher at 5pm for not slowing to avoid an accident, leaving the scene, reckless driving, and a DUI.  She was taken to the La Salle County Jail

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