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Archive for October 25th, 2011

La Salle County makes top 10 for counties with deer crashes

Posted by wlpo on October 25, 2011

Your brights are on and you’re on the defensive, scanning the road ahead for deer.  You see one but only hear the other as you’re clipping it with your car.

Deer are part of the driving experience in Illinois.  New numbers from the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources show fewer people hit deer last year then in previous years.  They’re hoping those numbers stay down.

La Salle County ranked sixth in the state for counties with the most deer accidents, totaling 364.

Most of the crashes happened on rural roads and more than half were at night.  And while most of the crashes ended with only the deer killed, 10 people died after crashes involving deer last year.

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IVCC to discussing bond issuance for new building

Posted by wlpo on October 25, 2011

How do you pay for a $23 million building project?  Go out for bonds.  That’s part of the strategy at Illinois Valley Community College where they plan to build a Community Technology Center.  It would add another building to campus.

The board plans to get together next Tuesday evening to talk about the issuance of $5 million in general obligation bonds.

The college is on the hook for $7.6 millions with grants from the state covering most of the bill.  The special meeting is Tuesday at 6pm.

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United Way to receive donation from Taste of Home Show ticket sales

Posted by wlpo on October 25, 2011

As promised, La Salle County Broadcasting and The NewsTribune have donated a dollar from each ticket sold during the Taste of Home Cooking School to the United Way of the Illinois Valley.

The $1,000 has been doubled thanks to a match from the Miller Group Charitable Trust to total $2,000.  Miller Group Media includes AM 1220 WLPO, 99.3 WAJK, 96.5 The Wolf, The Newstribune, and Agrinews.

 

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Silent Witness Project to be displayed at IVCC

Posted by wlpo on October 25, 2011

Rarely a day goes by when you don’t hear about someone being arrested for domestic battery.  Sometimes the stories end with a person arrested for murder.

You can get a better feel for what domestic violence can lead to by visiting Illinois Valley Community College Thursday for the “Silent Witness Project.” Silhouettes of domestic violence victims who have lost their lives will be on display in the main lobby.  There will also be a moment of silence shortly after 1 p.m. Among the victims being remembered will be IVCC graduate Shannon Washington who was killed in September.

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Man rescued after falling overboard into the Illinois River

Posted by wlpo on October 25, 2011

The weather has been great for enjoying the outdoors.  A man that was boating on the Illinois River late Monday morning needed some help after falling overboard.

Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputies say someone called 911 after 72 year old Richard Velders of Plano fell from his boat.  A barge company helped him to shore.  Velders said he didn’t need medical treatment.

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Peru mayor says rail project a win-win for the city

Posted by wlpo on October 25, 2011

A plan to improve the railroad from Peru to Ottawa and onward is a win-win according to Peru’s mayor.

The city has said they would give $50,000 from the electric fund to go towards to the TIGER III project. Scott Harl says it would add an extra rail and with the rail traffic they see, it would pay for itself.  The grant is through the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Harl thinks it would be used more by a sand sorting company that’s moving to town.

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Marching Cavaliers take 3rd place at competition

Posted by wlpo on October 25, 2011

This weekend marked the end of the season for the LP High School football team.  It also wrapped up activities for the Marching Cavaliers who played at last Friday’s game and then competed Saturday at the Lincoln-Way East Invitational in Frankfort.

They took third place for their performance.  The competition included seven other Class A bands from northeast Illinois.

Band director Kyle Adelmann says they’ll shift their focus on jazz band, percussion ensemble and symphonic music.

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