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Archive for May 14th, 2012

Suicide prevention fundraiser to be held in Princeton

Posted by wlpo on May 14, 2012

Depression can be a hard thing to understand when it’s being experienced by your friends or family.  While you may not know what to say to help someone who’s considering suicide, you could help others receive the training to.

The third annual Living Works Suicide Walk returns to Princeton June 2.  By walking in it you’ll be raising money for training and education to prevent suicide.

You can walk alone or as a group.  Registration is open through Saturday.  The walk will be held at 10am Saturday, June 2 at Darius Miller Park.

You can register on line at 

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Students Hold Picket At L-P

Posted by wlpo on May 14, 2012

Who said kids are lazy?  A couple dozen high school students were up early to stage a protest outside L-P High School.

Members of the varsity baseball team organized a protest at the school to show support for head coach Bill Booker and assistant football coach Jake Burke.  The players believe administrators want them to be let go as coaches.  The L-P School Board is expected to make personnel decisions this Wednesday night.

Last month, the entire varsity baseball team showed up at the board meeting in uniform to show support for Booker.  No board action was taken.


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Head On Crash In Utica

Posted by wlpo on May 14, 2012

If you went to Starved Rock this past weekend, you may have seen a head-on crash.

Officers say Richard Evans and Joseph Cadegiani both of Oglesby crashed head-on Saturday just after noon on Route 178 near Dee Bennett Road.  Both men were taken to Illinois Valley Community Hospital.

A stretch of Route 178 south of downtown Utica was closed for a short time during accident clean-up.

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Bridge Work In Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on May 14, 2012

Getting in and out of downtown Ottawa is tough enough let alone when parts of the bridge are closed to traffic.

Starting today, you should expect delays over the Route 23 bridge because of routine inspections.  One lane will be open to traffic going in each direction.

The inspections should end by the weekend.

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