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La Salle County Board moving to a larger venue for sand quarry decision

Posted by wlpo on December 17, 2011

With the developers of a proposed sand mine receiving the green light from the La Salle County zoning board, the next step is the county board.

County Board Chairman Jerry Hicks that unlike the zoning hearings which spanned two nights, only three people will be making public comments when the board meets January 12.

Hicks doesn’t think the board will take too much time since a majority of them were at the 14-hour ZBA hearing.

Because a large crowd is anticipated, the board meeting will be held at the Ottawa Knights of Columbus Hall instead of the Etna Road building.

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Ill. sheriff: 5 were killed in murder-suicide

Posted by wlpo on December 17, 2011

EMINGTON, Ill. (AP) – Authorities say they are not searching for a suspect in the deaths of five people found in a home small eastern Illinois town.

Livingston County Sheriff Martin Meredith says first responders found the five people dead in Emington after dispatchers received a call Friday afternoon. Meredith says residents are “safe from any harm” and authorities are “not looking for anyone in this crime.”

The sheriff said Coroner Michael Burke would release the names of the victims once relatives are notified.

Livingston County board member Bob Young says a man, woman and three children were found dead. He says the children include an infant, a first-grader and a fourth-grader.

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Man accused of trying to hit officers with his cane

Posted by wlpo on December 17, 2011

A month and a half after being accused of struggling with the police in Oglesby, a man from Jonesville has been arrested.

Police say 40 year old John Gordon of Jonesville put up a fight when they tried stopping him on Elm Street on October 28.  He’s accused of trying to hit the officers with his hands and cane.  He was taken to an area hospital and wasn’t ticketed until Friday.  He faces charges of resisting, obstructing, aggravated assault, and pedestrian under the interest.

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