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Activities planned for Spring Valley’s National Night Out

Posted by wlpo on August 6, 2012

It’ll be another hot summer day but families in Spring Valley will be able to cool down with free swimming and hot dogs Tuesday night.  Spring Valley is one of many communities participating in the National Night Out, an evening designed to discourage crime.

There will be free swimming at the city pool from 5-7pm, followed by hot dogs and chips.  At Kirby Park the police will have their dog at the baseball diamond and a bounce house will be set up.

If you don’t have kids to take, stay home and leave your porch light on to show your support.

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Alleged Drunk Driver Clocked At 120 Miles Per Hour

Posted by wlpo on August 6, 2012

A man from Streator is accused of going 120 miles per hour while driving drunk.

La Salle County deputies pulled over Johnny Colon Jr. of Streator Sunday morning on Route 23 north of Streator.  He was ticketed for driving 120 mph and for DUI.

Colon Jr. was taken to the La Salle County Jail.

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Young Girl Killed In Streator Fire

Posted by wlpo on August 6, 2012

Volunteers are helping the families who lost their home during an apartment fire in Streator.  The blaze early Sunday morning destroyed two apartments and killed a three-year old girl.

Sanranadee Green- Libby was pronounced dead at St. Mary’s Hospital after she was pulled from her bedroom.  An autopsy was performed Monday.

Five or six volunteers from the La Salle County Red Cross are talking with at least three families and helping them with food, shelter and clothing.

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