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Archive for December 8th, 2012

Elderly Man Accused Of Dealing Drugs

Posted by wlpo on December 8, 2012

Is this proof you’re never too old to be a drug dealer?

Members of the La Salle County State’s Attorney’s drug team arrested 69-year old Joseph Massamillo Thursday for possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver.  The Arizona man was stopped on Interstate 80 and accused of having over four pounds of pot.

Massamillo was taken to the La Salle County Jail.  His bond was set at 100 thousand dollars.

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License Plate Costs Going Up In Illinois

Posted by wlpo on December 8, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – You will pay $2 more for license plates next year after Gov. Pat Quinn approved a surcharge to help repair and maintain state parks.

The Democrat signed a law Friday increasing registration fees Jan 1. The money will go to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

The agency says the fee could raise as much as $20 million annually toward a $750 million repair backlog. That account could grow to $35 million annually with other new recreational and fishing fees.

Basic license-plate renewals will be $101 with the surcharge. The fee increases were pushed by
State Representative Frank Mautino.

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La Salle Light Show Collecting Big Money And Food For Needy

Posted by wlpo on December 8, 2012

Two weeks ago, the Weber Christmas Show in La Salle kicked off another year of collecting food and cash for the needy.  The early returns are good.

Organizers of the huge light show near Senica’s Oak Ridge say they’ve collected over 15 hundred dollars and 10 large bins of food for the Illinois Valley Food Pantry.  They’ll keep putting on a show and collecting for the pantry through December.

The Weber Christmas Show goes on from 5 until 10 on weeknights and 5 until 11 on weekends.

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