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New Water Main Break In La Salle

Posted by wlpo on November 10, 2012

Another water main issue for La Salle.

A boil order is in effect from Second to Sixth Street on Tonti and between Second and Third Street from Joliet to La Harpe.

The boil order is in effect until further notice.

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Shelter In Princeton Warns Of Potential Scam

Posted by wlpo on November 10, 2012

A scammer or scammers could be using be using the name of Freedom House in an effort to steal.

The domestic violence shelter in Princeton has put out a message saying they will never solicit donations without proper identification.  Also they will never have third parties ask for contributions or services on their behalf.

If you run into a potential scam, call the Freedom House.

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Parade In Granville To Honor Vets

Posted by wlpo on November 10, 2012

Utica was last weekend, now its Granville’s turn for a parade to honor veterans.

The Granville Veteran’s Day Parade starts at 3 tomorrow.  Along with the parade there is a flag dedication and chili supper for veterans.

The theme of this year’s parade is “Hearts Beat True For The Red, White & Blue!”  AM 1220 WLPO’s Rod Thorson will broadcast from Granville Sunday starting at 2.

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Cost Of Smokes And Guns Go Up In Cook County

Posted by wlpo on November 10, 2012

CHICAGO (AP) – The Cook County Board has approved a nearly $3 billion budget that includes a $1-a-pack tax hike on cigarettes and a $25 tax on firearms purchased at suburban gun shops.

The county’s budget passed on a 16-1 vote. The budget notably did not include a controversial nickel-per-bullet tax. The board president dropped that tax idea last week.

The cigarette tax takes effect March 1. The gambling taxes start June 1st.

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