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Dinner and auction fundraiser to be held for Special Olympics

Posted by wlpo on July 25, 2012

The Summer Olympics will have the attention of the world next week but the Special Olympics will have the spotlight in La Salle.

You can support local Special Olympians during the Gold Medal Event Dinner and Auction.  It’s one of two major fundraisers for the Starved Rock Area office that serves 550 athletes.

The dinner and auction Thursday, August 2 includes silent and live auctions, a dinner buffet and music.  Up for bid will be tickets to the Blackhawks and Peter Gabriel, an IPad, and a Right Spice after work party for 20.

The fundraiser will be at Celebrations 150.  Be there by 6pm.  Tickets are $25 and are available through the Special Olympics office in Peru or at the door.

It’s sponsored by the Miller Group Charitable Trust and will be emceed by Cowboy of 96.5 The Wolf.  Learn more about the Special Olympics and the dinner by listening to an interview at the AM 1220 WLPO News Page.

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Diabetic Shock Blamed For I-80 Rollover

Posted by wlpo on July 25, 2012

A medical reaction is blamed for a semi rollover this morning.

Craig Horner told deputies he went into diabetic shock causing him to go into a semi’s lane of traffic on westbound Interstate 80 near Ottawa.  The semi driver, Abraham Montanez lost control and overturned into the median.

Horner was treated and released at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.  Montanez refused treatment.

No tickets were issued.

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Cause of recycling center fire under investigation

Posted by wlpo on July 25, 2012

Dark smoke coming from a fourth story window is never a good sign but it’s what firefighters found at Cimco Recycling in Ottawa.  Reports of a fire at the former Bakelite, Union Carbide plant started coming in before 5:30am Wednesday.

Ottawa Fire Captain William Manley says it appears some type of dense plastic material on the fourth floor was burning.  The roof collapsed causing part of a north wall to come down.  The fire was under control around nine.  Firefighters were back at the station by 1:30pm.

Many area departments provided trucks and tankers.  The cause is being investigated.

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Head-On Crash Near Utica

Posted by wlpo on July 25, 2012

Two women were hurt after a head-on collision near Utica.

La Salle County deputies say Brittany Zamora of Morris was heading east on Dee Bennett Road last night just before midnight when she crossed into the path of Alexis Newell of Utica.  Both were taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa for treatment.

Zamora was arrested for underage drinking and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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