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Crash near Streator leaves one person dead

Posted by wlpo on April 16, 2012

A crash near Streator has left one person dead.  It happened Monday afternoon on Route 18.  The La Salle County Sheriff’s Department and Coroner’s Office are investing.

You’ll hear more as it’s made available.

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Students to tour new La Salle wastewater plant

Posted by wlpo on April 16, 2012

Spring is the season for school field trips.  Remember the time you visited the wastewater treatment plant?  No?

Area junior high students will get a close-up view of the new La Salle wastewater treatment plant Friday.  Members of the Little Vermilion River Watershed Committee and people from the Public Works Department will explain to students how the plant takes in sewage and discharges clean water into the Little Vermilion River.

Sam McNeilly is the Superintendent of Public Works.  He says after several months of delays, the plant began processing waste a couple of weeks ago.

He says the tours are part of celebrating Earth Day.  “Green” technology was included when the plant was developed.

Students visiting the plant will be from Lincoln Junior High, Waltham Schools, Dimmick School, Trinity Catholic Academy and St. Bede Academy.

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Grassroots campaign developing to oppose Congressman Kinzinger in November

Posted by wlpo on April 16, 2012

Not everyone wants Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger to represent them in Washington D.C.  The winner of the 16th Congressional District primary last month doesn’t have a challenger for the November General Election, yet.

A group is meeting Saturday in Dekalb to find an alternative to Kinzinger.  Dan Kenney of Dekalb is one of the organizers.  He says it’s open to anyone in the district.   He says they don’t feel that Kinzinger represents what is in the best interest of the majority.

If you would like to be involved in selecting a candidate, the meeting is from 2 to 4pm, Saturday at the Unitarian Church on Fourth Street, DeKalb.

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YMCA Campaign Helps Over Two Hundred Families

Posted by wlpo on April 16, 2012

Thanks to many of you, 245 children and families were given help for programs and memberships at the Illinois Valley YMCA.

With the Y in Peru starting up its “Strong Kids Campaign” for 2012, last year the program gave out over 200 thousand dollars to children and families for camp, childcare, and swims teams.  The Y prides itself in not turning away anyone.

To donate to the “Strong Kids Campaign”, call the Y or visit their website.

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Wind Advisory In Effect

Posted by wlpo on April 16, 2012

Hold onto your hats and watch for your garbage cans today.

A Wind Advisory is in effect until 6 this evening for the entire listening area.  Sustained winds are between 30 to 40 miles per hour in some spots with gusts 50 miles per hour or stronger.

The next chance of thunderstorms is Wednesday.

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