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Archive for June 23rd, 2012

Semi accident and detour

Posted by wlpo on June 23, 2012

A semi hauling pickles burned near Seneca this morning snarling traffic to Morris and likely beyond. Sgt Angus at District 5 State police said the vehicle left Westbound I-80 west of Seneca about 8:50am. It entered the median and caught fire. Sgt. Angus said the driver, not yet identified, was treated for minor injuries at Morris Hospital. A detour kept Westbound I-80 closed between Seneca and Marseilles until 1:30pm. Eastbound traffic was not affected except for gapers.

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Crash In Ottawa Sends Motorcycle Driver To Peoria

Posted by wlpo on June 23, 2012

A biker from Ottawa was flown to Peoria after an early evening crash.

Teddi Ruder was taken to St. Francis Medical Center yesterday after crashing with a car driven by Donna Emerick of Pennsylvania.  The crash happened just after 5:30 on a county road south of Ottawa.

Emerick wasn’t hurt.  No tickets were given out.

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No Name Yet On Marseilles Crash Involving Child

Posted by wlpo on June 23, 2012

No names have still been released involving a young girl being hit by a car in Marseilles.

It happened just before 11 Thursday night on County Highway 15 on the north end of Marseilles.  The girl was unconscious when police arrived.  She was flown to Loyola Medical Center.  Marseilles Police Chief Jim Hovious says the driver was still at the accident scene when they arrived.

The crash remains under investigation by Marseilles Police, La Salle County Sheriff’s Office and the La Salle County State’s Attorney’s Office.

 

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Mixed Bag For Area Home Sales

Posted by wlpo on June 23, 2012

May was a big month for home sales in Bureau County.

31 homes went off the market in Bureau County, compared to 19 in May of 2011.  The average sale price of the homes was 101 thousand dollars, a 47 percent jump from a year ago.

In La Salle County, 79 homes were sold this May, down from 86 a year ago.  The average sale price was 107 thousand dollars, less than one percent lower than last year.

For Putnam County, five homes were sold in May compared to just one in May of 2011.  The average sale price is 74 thousand dollars, 11 percent more than last year.

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