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Archive for June 29th, 2012

Taste of Home Cooking School tickets go on sale Tuesday

Posted by wlpo on June 29, 2012

You can never learn too many recipes.  The popular cooking magazine Taste of Home brings their meal and dessert ideas to LP High School again in November.

The 2012 Taste of Home Cooking School includes recipes prepared on stage by a chef, local businesses and chances to win prizes.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday at HyVee in Peru and online at www. AM1220WLPO. com.  The 2012 Taste of Home Cooking School will be November 10 in LP’s auditorium.

It’s sponsored by AM 1220 WLPO, 99.3 WAJK, 96.5 The Wolf, and The Newstribune.

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Less than a week left before La Salle County tax bills are due

Posted by wlpo on June 29, 2012

You’ve got less than a week to make the first payment of your La Salle County Real Estate Tax bill.  The first installment is due Friday, July 6.  Anything paid late will be assessed a late fee.

The second payment will be due September 6.

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Fifth person arrested in three months on felony drug charges in La Salle

Posted by wlpo on June 29, 2012

An investigation into cocaine sales in La Salle has left five people arrested in three months.  The most recent person to be charged was Levon Davis of La Salle who was arrested Friday.

Police say Davis sold crack cocaine to people working with the La Salle Police Department and TRIDENT.  Davis faces six counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, crack cocaine and was being held in the La Salle County Jail with his bond set at $2 million.

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Tonica Native Shot And Killed In Vegas

Posted by wlpo on June 29, 2012

A woman born and raised in Tonica was on her way home to see a sick relative when she was shot and killed.

According to KTNV News in Las Vegas, 58-year old Kathryn Wilson was shot outside her house in Vegas as she was getting ready to head to the airport and come back to Tonica.  Her son Jeffrey has been arrested for her murder and attempted murder of his father William.  He allegedly shot his parents in their car Wednesday morning.  Investigators think Wilson believed his parents were trying to poison him.

Kathryn Wilson’s maiden name is Alleman and she used to live in Tonica and La Salle.  Local arrangements can be heard on AM 1220 WLPO’s In Memoriam.

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Local hospital administrator reacts to U.S. Supreme Court decision

Posted by wlpo on June 29, 2012

Lawmakers and political pundits have had a lot to say about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on President Barack Obama’s health care law.  An administrator at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley had a reaction too.

Linda Burt is the Vice President of Marketing and Community Relations at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.  She welcomed the court’s ruling.    Burt says St. Margaret’s has always treated people who haven’t had insurance so patients may not realize a difference in care after the law is in place but she thinks it could affect the hospital’s books.

As for suggestions that the law puts the government between you and your doctor, Burt says you already have your insurance company deciding who you can visit and how much they’ll pay.

Burt thinks they have a lot of questions as the law is put in to place.  One step that still needs to be down is for Illinois to create a health insurance exchange program.  Burt urges lawmakers to get going on it.

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