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LP Baseball homecoming

Posted by wlpo on June 10, 2012

LP’s baseball team brings home the highest hardware of any LP team over the years. They also got a loud welcome at their gym Saturday afternoon. LP lost the Chicago Heights Marion 10 – 2 in the 3A Title game at Joliet Saturday. Later, in the LP gym, Coach Bill Booker reflected on the regionals saying the teams LP faced did not give up easily. Talking with our John Spencer at Joliet after the game, Booker said he’s headed fishing for a while then will analyze his options saying he’s really not ready to quit coaching and could wear different colors next year.

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limited heavy rains Monday

Posted by wlpo on June 10, 2012

Do you feel Mother Nature is teasing you with the rain this summer? Casey Sullivan, meteorlogist with the National Weather Service at Romeoville, says a cold front is due Monday causing heavy rain but not in all areas. The Weather Service says LaSalle County is now abnormally dry..but, still at the lowest end of a 5 step drought scale. Another week of dry weather may bump our county into the second level on the scale.

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Illinois settling some debts?

Posted by wlpo on June 10, 2012

Illinois lawmakers plan to cut the state’s $8.5 billion backlog of unpaid bills by $1.3 billion. A member of Governor Pat Quinn’s staff says the legislature’s plan to pay off $1.3 billion of the state’s chronic unpaid bills would be a step in the right direction. Quinn is considering the proposed state budget that includes the proposal.

 

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Area festivals

Posted by wlpo on June 10, 2012

Celebrate LaSalle concludes today in Hegeler Park. Bingo and a car show get going after 11 followed by vendors and a beer garden. Kids activities throughout the afternoon. Ottawa’s 2 Rivers Wine Fest is in its final day today from Noon – 5pm. Wines from twenty five wineries in Illinois will be available. The festival combines jazz, wine, lobster and botanicals. Visitors are encouraged to browse the Antique District on West main and see the specialty booths in the Botanical Fair on Court Street. The lobster was a new addition to this year’s jazz fest, but sales for lobster have already closed.

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