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Archive for April 7th, 2012

maybe no time for Easter?

Posted by wlpo on April 7, 2012

While it’s quiet here…it’s anything but in Seneca. According to Fire Chief Jerry Sears, personnel were called to the scene of a one car fatal three miles north and about two miles West of Seneca at 3:15am. A man in his mid-20’s, according to Sears, was driving a vehicle that hit a field entrance on North 30th road coming to rest on its passenger door forty feet inside a field. We’re awaiting word from the Coroner’s office on the man’s identity. About 7:30am, firemen were callled north of town to “Woodsmoke Ranch” on East 28th road. Sears said a man walking a dog heard and saw a fuel tank next to a park model trailer explode. The resulting fire destroyed that trailer, its deck and shed worth perhaps 60-thousand dollars. One trailer flanking it received about 20-thousand dollars damage and one on the opposite side had melted vinyl. The fire started in the middle trailer’s kitchen. Marseilles assisted twenty men at the scene. Firemen returned to the station at 10:30, but, thirty minutes later, went to a residential area on the East side of Seneca. Fire Chief Sear’s said a cut tree pushed some power lines to the ground causing sparking. Firemen were at the scene until a utility company shut off the power.

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Oglesby planning to flush hydrants

Posted by wlpo on April 7, 2012

Low water pressure and rusty water are possible in Oglesby this week.  The water department will begin flushing hydrants Monday from 5am-3pm.  If your water looks rusty, let it run until it clears.

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Bridge work planned for East 13th Road

Posted by wlpo on April 7, 2012

If it stays dry a bridge will be closed for work in rural La Salle County.  Beginning Monday East 13th road between North 41st and North 42nd in Freedom Township will be closed for bridge repairs.

It’s expected to take five days.

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Job fair to return to IVCC

Posted by wlpo on April 7, 2012

Need a job?  Companies that could use employees will be ready to look over your résumé at Illinois Valley Community College’s 21st Annual Job Fair.

Companies from the region will have displays set up in the gymnasium with representatives available.

If you go dress for an interview, be prepared to talk about your skills and experience and have 10 to 20 copies of your résumé.

The job fair is Thursday, April 19 from 11am-4pm.

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La Salle County drug convict given clemency

Posted by wlpo on April 7, 2012

Under a year from his projected parole date, a man convicted of drug dealing in La Salle County is catching a break courtesy of the governor.

Governor Pat Quinn granted clemency to 52 inmates including 59-year old Guadalupe Lopez.  Lopez was sentenced to 42 years in prison in 1992 for drug trafficking.  He and another man were caught with several pounds of marijuana and cocaine in La Salle County.

Governor Quinn is letting Lopez out from the Dixon Correctional Center because of a health issue.

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