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Health clinic to open on the IVCC campus Feb. 21

Posted by wlpo on February 9, 2012

Your throat feels raw and you fell like you’re burning up- you’re sick.  If these symptoms hit you while you’re sitting in class, you’ll soon be able to get care without leaving the building.

The on-site health clinic, IVCH CampusCare is scheduled to open Tuesday, February 21 in Illinois Valley Community College.

It will be modeled on the IVCH FastCare clinic at the Peru Walmart and will offer similar services.  A certified family nurse practitioner will see walk-in patients for things like the flu and throat and ear infections.  There will be a $57 flat fee.

The clinic will be near the cafeteria and open mornings on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Ottawa using grant to make wastewater plant more efficient

Posted by wlpo on February 9, 2012

Today’s investments could save your tax dollars later at least that’s the thinking of city officials in Ottawa.

They say the city is receiving a $250,000 grant to make energy efficient upgrades at the wastewater treatment plant.  Mayor Bob Eschbach thinks upgrades to the plant could save upwards of $60,000 a year in operating costs.

The treatment plant along the Illinois River is undergoing a 9 million dollar upgrade.

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Let The Voting Begin

Posted by wlpo on February 9, 2012

If you’re eager to vote in the upcoming primary election, you can do it today.

Absentee voting in person in county clerk offices or by mail begins today.  The March 20th primary will have Republican presidential candidates on the ballot along with congressional races in Washington and closer to home with Illinois house and senate races.  There will also be county board seats up for grabs.

Early voting in Illinois starts February 27th.  The final day to register to vote before the primary is February 21st.

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Rambling Mackowiak Confession Interview Played To Jurors

Posted by wlpo on February 9, 2012

Who is responsible for killing Al and Catherine Twardowski?  Jurors in the double-murder trial of Keith Mackowiak spent Thursday morning watching a video taped police interview done with Mackowiak hours after the bodies were found in July 2007.

Police Detective Mike Renner told the jury he found nothing inside of the Twardowski’s home to show more than one person was involved.

Renner can be heard on the tape during which Mackowiak pleaded to call his mother, which he was allowed to do.

Renner than pressed Mackowiak, saying he was wearing Al Twardowski’s jeans and had bloody socks.  Mackowiak continue to point the blame towards his friends Dave Dulabahn and Jennifer Bartlett, saying he was outside when the other two “snapped”.

This afternoon’s testimony also involves the tape.

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