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DUI tickets after crashes in Mendota

Posted by wlpo on April 29, 2012

Alcohol won’t make you a better driver.  Police say two people involved in accidents this weekend in Mendota were arrested for DUI.

Taylor Olsen of Mendota was arrested early Saturday morning after a crash in the 200 block of 9th Street.  Olsen was given a handful of tickets including DUI and not wearing a seat-belt.  He was taken to Mendota Community Hospital and was released with a court date.

Sunday morning police arrested Garrett Carver of Mendota after a crash in the 1500 block of West Main Street.  Carver was arrested for DUI and was given a court date.

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El Train Derails In Chicago

Posted by wlpo on April 29, 2012

CHICAGO (AP) – An elevated Chicago train derailed, causing delays for other trains.

Chicago Fire Department officials say there were no reports of injuries. They say one car  derailed around 11:30 yesterday morning on the elevated tracks in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood.

There were about 40 people on the car.

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Jay Leno Gets Own “Day” In Illinois

Posted by wlpo on April 29, 2012

CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is giving late-night comedian Jay Leno his own day.

Quinn proclaimed Sunday as “Jay Leno Day” in honor of the comedian’s work with an Illinois-based empowerment group dedicated to helping children and families.

Omni Youth Services of Buffalo Grove provides counseling, mentoring and substance abuse treatment for at-risk youth and their families. Leno serves as one of the empowerment group’s partners.

The late-night entertainer was in Chicago on Saturday for a special performance to commemorate the organization’s 40th anniversary.

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Jenky Will Give New Ottawa Hospital Name His Blessing

Posted by wlpo on April 29, 2012

The name Ottawa Regional Hospital & Healthcare Center will be no longer in a matter of hours.

The hospital will officially become OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center at a dedication and blessing Tuesday morning at 10.  Bishop Daniel Jenky will be at the hospital to give the blessing.

Negotiations for a merger began in 2010.  ORH Director of Marketing Karen Brodbeck says finances played a role in the merger. She says hospital employees will keep their jobs after the merger and keep the same seniority.

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