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Archive for November 1st, 2011

Former Secretary Of State Stumping For Area Politician

Posted by wlpo on November 1, 2011

While he may not even know what district he’s running in, Congressman Adam Kinzinger is still bringing in a heavy hitter to give his campaign a hopeful boost.

Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice will be at a breakfast November 15th in Bolingbrook to back Kinzinger’s re-election campaign.  The event starts at 8:30 with a VIP photo-op followed by a nine o’clock breakfast.

If you want to go, it won’t be cheap.  Individual tickets which come with an autographed book are 250 dollars.  If you want to sponsor a table and get 10 tickets and 10 autographed books, it’ll cost 25 hundred dollars.

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Fatal Crash In Putnam County

Posted by wlpo on November 1, 2011

The man killed in a crash near Henry is from western Bureau County.

49 year old Jesse Spears of Neponset died after crashing into a tree Monday morning on the Bradford Blacktop Road.  Spears was going east on the blacktop when for whatever reason he left the road and hit a tree.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Autopsy results are pending.

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Name Released In ISU Dorm Fall

Posted by wlpo on November 1, 2011

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) – Investigators are waiting for toxicology reports as they look into the death of a 45-year-old woman who fell about 200 feet after climbing scaffolding on a dormitory at Illinois State University.

The woman who fell outside Watterson Towers has been identified as Alexandra Radulescu. She was last from South Carolina but was living in France and visiting relatives in central Illinois at the time of her death.

University officials say the fall happened at dinner time, so some students walking nearby saw the woman climb up and fall off.

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New Voter Registration Cards Coming

Posted by wlpo on November 1, 2011

The card is in the mail.

The La Salle County Clerk’s Office sent out over 73 thousand voter registration cards yesterday.  State law says voters get new voter registration cards every two years.

The cards will include new congressional and county board districts since new legislative maps were drawn after the 2010 census.  You could also have a new precinct and polling place.

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Water Starting To Flow Again At YMCA Pools

Posted by wlpo on November 1, 2011

Pools at the Illinois Valley YMCA should be back open for business by the end of the week.

The Illinois Department of Public Health gave the Y a needed permit Friday to start the process of reopening the aquatic center.  The YMCA pools were closed last month along with many others across the state because of suction issues.

The Y’s therapy pool is expected to be open again by Thursday with the lap pool and water park area back open this weekend.

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