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Archive for November 24th, 2012

Huge Light Display In La Salle Back For Another Show

Posted by wlpo on November 24, 2012

Arguably the Illinois Valley’s biggest Christmas light display has flipped on the switch.

The 6th annual Weber’s Christmas Show in Senica’s Subdivision on the east end of La Salle includes 100 thousand lights, 800 extension chords and almost 20 control boxes.  Scott Weber is the man behind all the lights. Weber says the lights are stored in a semi trailer throughout the year when not in use.

The theme of this year’s light show is patriotic.  Weber says they have a huge and very bright American flag as part of the display.

As in past years, people are asked to make food and monetary donations when driving up to watch the light show.  Proceeds are donated to the Illinois Valley Food Pantry.

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Light Up Streator

Posted by wlpo on November 24, 2012

The Christmas season arrives in Streator today with the 12th annual “Light Up Streator” event.

The main attraction will be lights and decorations in City Park turning on for the season.  There will also be a market place, Christmas toy drive, food vendors, live music and a special visit from Santa.

Jaimie London will broadcast from Light Up Streator starting at 5 on 96.5 the Wolf.

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Small Business Saturday

Posted by wlpo on November 24, 2012

CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Pat Quinn is encouraging shoppers to support Illinois’ more than 1.1 million small businesses.

The governor called small businesses “the backbone of the state’s economy” and proclaimed today “Small Business Saturday.” According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are about 28 million small businesses nationwide. Those businesses have created 65 percent of the new jobs over the past two decades. The 3/50 Project, a small business advocacy group, says for every $100 spent in independent, locally-owned stores, $68 is returned to the local community.

The day falls between two of the busiest shopping days of the year – the day after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, when workers return to work and use their computers to snag deals online.

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