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Archive for February 24th, 2012

Aurora accused of shooting gun during dispute in Marseilles

Posted by wlpo on February 24, 2012

A rift over a woman led to shots being fired in Marseilles.

According to prosecutors, Jeffery Dillard of Aurora shot at another man Wednesday morning at an apartment complex.  It was allegedly a dispute over a woman.

Dillard was arrested for reckless discharge of a firearm.  His bond was set Thursday at $20,000.  No one was hit by his shots.

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Peru hires Trovero for street projects

Posted by wlpo on February 24, 2012

The Shooting Park Road Hill, North Peoria Street and scattered side streets in Peru are on the list to be resurfaced this year.  The Len Trovero Construction of La Salle has been hired to do the work after offered the lowest bids at $1.9 million.

Alderman Dave Waldorf is happy with the bid amounts.  He says because the bid came in low they’ll spend an estimated $150,000 to replace a sanitary sewer line on May Road and give the wards an extra $25,000 for repairing streets.

The streets project and a few sewer jobs are being paid for with a $3 million loan the city plans to pay back using new sales tax money.

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At Least One Weather Related Crash With Injuries

Posted by wlpo on February 24, 2012

Two people were sent to the hospital after a weather related crash near Princeton.

Just before 8 this morning, three vehicles crashed on Route 6 at Coal Hollow Hill.  Three people were hurt with two being taken to Perry Memorial Hospital.  Their names haven’t been released.

Traffic on Route 6 was affected for over an hour after the crash.

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Early Snowfall Totals

Posted by wlpo on February 24, 2012

Snow is already starting to melt across the Illinois Valley.

According to the National Weather Service, three inches of snow fell in Paw Paw with over two inches in Marseilles, La Salle and Oglesby.  One weather observer in Mendota measured two inches with an inch and a half in Ottawa.

The highest snowfall total in the Chicago coverage area is in Cary with 8.5 inches.

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Headline Act Announced For Bureau County Fair

Posted by wlpo on February 24, 2012

A man whose been nominated for Grammy and Academy of Country Music Awards will play Princeton this summer.

Josh Turner is the headline act of the 157th edition of the Bureau County Fair.  Turner will take the fairgrounds stage August 24th at 7:30pm.  Tickets go on sale June 9th.

Turner has had 10 songs hit the Billboard Country chart.  Some of his biggest hits are “Long Black Train” and “Why Don’t We Just Dance”.

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