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Archive for October 15th, 2012

Power Bills Going Up 15 Percent In Oglesby

Posted by wlpo on October 15, 2012

For the second time in under a year, electric bills are going up in Oglesby.

The Oglesby City Council put on file Monday night an updated electrical rate ordinance that adds a cent and a half charge per kilowatt to monthly bills.  This means ten or more dollars a month extra for electricity.  The new rate goes into effect in January.  It could mean around 330 thousand dollars in extra revenue next year for Oglesby.

Electric Commissioner Dom Rivara says nobody likes to raise rates but without doing it the electric department would be broke in two years.  The city council just raised electric rates in May.

The council paid a consultant out of Missouri almost 20 thousand dollars to do a rate study which is leading to the higher bills.

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AM 1220 WLPO to air presidential debate

Posted by wlpo on October 15, 2012

Are you interested in watching the second presidential debate Tuesday night but won’t be by a TV?  You can hear the debate live on AM 1220 WLPO.

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will face off in a town hall-style format.

AM 1220 WLPO will be carrying NBC News Radio’s anchored coverage of the debate starting at 8pm.  30 minutes of analysis will follow.

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Ladd man accused of sexual abuse

Posted by wlpo on October 15, 2012

An investigation into the abuse of a seven-year old child in La Salle has left a man from Ladd facing a sexual abuse charge.

Chad Rimmele was arrested Friday on a La Salle County warrant for aggravated criminal sexual abuse.  Police say the abuse happened in La Salle.

Rimmele was taken to the La Salle County Jail with his bond set at $50,000.

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Four Hurt After Driver Swerves To Miss A Dog

Posted by wlpo on October 15, 2012

You’re told not to swerve to miss a deer, but what about when a dog is on the road?

Four people were hurt from Streator in a crash last night.  It happened on a county road just west of Route 23 north of Streator.

Deputies say Calvin Hutson left the road after swerving to miss a dog.  He ended up hitting a tree.  Hutson and passenger Lawrence Mordan were taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.  Two other passengers, Vernon Loard and William Rosario were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital.

No information is available on the extent of injuries.

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