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Movie in the Park in Peru cancelled for Saturday

Posted by wlpo on June 16, 2012

The movie in the park in Peru has been cancelled for Saturday evening due to the weather. Toy Story 3 will be shown Sunday night at Centennial Park at 8pm.


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A weekend back home for the Obama’s

Posted by wlpo on June 16, 2012

CHICAGO (AP) – President Barack Obama is back home to spend the weekend in Chicago with his wife, Michelle, their two daughters and Mrs. Obama’s mother. It’s the first time the whole family has been back in town in two years.

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Judge Oks sale of horses obtained by comptroller

Posted by wlpo on June 16, 2012

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) – A federal judge has ruled the U.S. Marshals Service can begin selling quarter horses obtained by the former Dixon comptroller accused of stealing millions of dollars from the small north-central Illinois town.

U.S. Magistrate Judge P. Michael Mahoney on Friday said the marshals can sell 401 horses, as well as 21 embryos and frozen stallion semen.

Before Mahoney’s ruling, Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Pedersen told the court caring for the horses is expensive and prolonging their sale could diminish their value.

Rita Crundwell has pleaded not guilty to wire fraud charges alleging she stole from the city to pay for a lavish lifestyle and creation of the horse-breeding operation, one of the nation’s largest.

Prosecutors allege the 59-year-old Crundwell misappropriated more than $30 million since mid-2006.

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