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Easter Seals telethon Saturday

Posted by wlpo on April 8, 2012

Ottawa’s Central School will be on TV Saturday afternoon and evening. It’s hosting the next edition of the telethon for “Easter Seals” of LaSalle and Bureau County. Comcast and Mediacome local access channels will carry it and streamed at easter seals lbc dot org. Hours will be 4 – 9pm. According to Easter Seals, 99 cents of every dollar stays right here in the LaSalle and Bureau county area. Easter Seals of LaSalle and Bureau county offers a number of services including inclusive day care and developmental therapy for infants and children.

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Facebook….a good stock option?

Posted by wlpo on April 8, 2012

The world-wide social network “Facebook” will likely sell several pieces of itself in a public stock offering in May. Would or should someone in the Ilinois Valley invest? Steve Witek of LPL Financial – heard Saturdays on AM 1220 WLPO – says the I. P. O. or initial public offering will likely be snatched up by big institutional or high net worth clients. If you’re interested in buying….you’ll have to get yours second hand when it begins trading on the NASDAQ. Is it a good investment? Witek says prior examples of this have had mixed results. Longterm, Google was a good investment…but “GROUP ON” started strong and now is trading at only $15 per share. Witek’s office is on First Street in LaSalle.

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Wallace dies – interviewed Thorson

Posted by wlpo on April 8, 2012

A spokesman says CBS newsman Mike Wallace, famed

for his tough interviews on “60 Minutes,” has died. He was 93. Wallace was on the staff of “60 Minutes” when it began in 1968, and was one of its mainstays from then on. He retired as a regular correspondent in 2006 but continued contributing occasional reports. Wallace was known for spending hours preparing for interviews and for his skeptical follow-up questioning. Twelve years ago, our Rod Thorson was interviewed by Mike Wallace for a “60 Minutes” piece on the Farm Bureau. Rod will talk about his experience Monday morning here on AM 1220 WLPO.

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Red Flag Warning

Posted by wlpo on April 8, 2012

The Northeast corner of the Illinois including LaSalle County is under a “Red Flag Warning”.  With low humidity, breezy winds and warm temperatures, a small grass fire, should one get started…could spread easily and get out of control quickly.  The “Red Flag Warning” will expire early this evening.

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Chicago marine dies

Posted by wlpo on April 8, 2012

A 21-year-old Marine from the Chicago suburb of Elgin has been killed in action. The U.S. Department of Defense says Corporal Alex Martinez died Thursday while conducting combat operations in southern Helmand province. He was assigned to the 1st Marine Division in Camp Pendleton, California and was on his second deployment to Afghanistan.

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Warrant and obstruction arrests

Posted by wlpo on April 8, 2012

A man wanted in Cook County was arrested Saturday in LaSalle as well as the woman trying to stop it. 48-year old Armando Sauseda of LaSalle was found at Daniel’s Motel Saturday evening and charged with warrants from Cook County and the Chicago police department. 23-year old Danielle Untz was charged with obstructing police and given a notice to appear. Sauseda was taken to the county jail.

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three calls in eight hours

Posted by wlpo on April 8, 2012

Hopefully, your Easter is quiet and pleasant. Unfortunately, the Seneca Fire Department was quite busy in a nine hour period Saturday. First call was to a fatal one car accident where it’s believes a 25-year old man from Seneca hit a field entrance on North 30th road about 3am Saturday. His car flew forty feet into a field and landed on the passenger door. The driver was dead. His name is being withheld by the County Coroner until next of kin are notified. At 7:30am, at Woodsmoke Ranch, north of Seneca, a propane or gas fuel tank exploded enveloping a park model trailer. That trailer, its deck and a small shed were destroyed. A second trailer next to it received significant damage and a third on the other side – moderate damage. Firemen were back at the station at 10:30 only to be called to an eastside residential area at 11am. A cut tree fell on some power lines causing them to spark Fire personnel stayed on the scene until the power could be shut off.

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fire weather watch

Posted by wlpo on April 8, 2012

Don’t know what you’re plans are for this Easter….but,  it better not include open burning.  A Fire Weather Watch will be in effect from late morning till early evening.  With the Northwest winds and relative humidity of 15% across our area….a grassfire, if it got started…could spread rapidly.

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