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Archive for March 16th, 2012

Repair work will close Troy Grove Township bridge

Posted by wlpo on March 16, 2012

Bridge work could have you taking a different route in Troy Grove Township.  The bridge on East 1ST Road half of a mile north of North 36th Road will be closed for repairs starting Monday.  It should take a week to complete.  Detours won’t be posted.

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Firefighters and police respond to crash near Peru Wal-mart

Posted by wlpo on March 16, 2012

Squad cars and firefighters trucks went zipping north through Peru after a crash near a busy shopping center.

Nobody was hurt after two-cars collided at Route 251 and Unytite Drive minutes before 12pm Friday.  Firefighters had to hose part of the road and the cars were towed away.  Traffic was back to normal in about 30 minutes.

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State Shuts Down Area Gun Range

Posted by wlpo on March 16, 2012

Today was supposed to be opening day for the Buffalo Range Shooting Park near Naplate.  That is until the Illinois Attorney General stepped in.

The range posted on its website that it was opening for the season today.  Someone in the state saw it and the attorney general’s office was able to get a temporary restraining order to keep the range from opening.

The range is the one in the middle of a controversy where the state has closed a stretch of the I&M Canal towpath because of stray bullets coming from the range.  In getting the restraining order, the state says the range hasn’t responded to safety demands.

A hearing on the restraining order is Monday March 26th.

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Presidential Candidates In Illinois

Posted by wlpo on March 16, 2012

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is sounding a familiar theme in suburban Chicago: He should be the next president because he’s the only economic heavyweight in the race.

Romney reminded a crowded diner in Rosemont about his 25 years in the private sector, saying he has more experience than the other Republican candidates or President Barack Obama. Illinois is becoming increasingly important to Republicans this
primary; Newt Gingrich was in the state Thursday, and Rick Santorum scheduled a campaign stop in Illinois later today.

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