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Archive for December 14th, 2012

Oglesby boil order lifted

Posted by wlpo on December 14, 2012

It’s okay to drink the tap water in Oglesby again.  A boil order was in place for Lincoln School and about 10 homes on Friday due to a water main break on Mormon Street Thursday.  The boil order was lifted Saturday morning.


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Local school official reacts to Connecticut shooting

Posted by wlpo on December 14, 2012

Peru Public Schools Superintendent Mark Cross calls the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut sickening.

Cross said he was following the story and it looked like the school had common security measures in place as do the buildings in Peru.  He says each school has one main entrance and that guest must be buzzed in.

Cross said the district performs drills for lockdowns involving staff, students and police.  But he says when someone wants to do harm to others and they’re not afraid to die they will probably be successful.  He says they just have to be vigilant.

The shootings happened Friday morning.  26 people including many students were killed.  It’s believed that the shooter was the 20 year old son of a teacher at that building.

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Grundy County Sheriff Dies

Posted by wlpo on December 14, 2012

Grundy County Sheriff Terry Marketti died in his sleep.

The Grundy County Coroners Office says Marketti’s death appears to be from natural causes.  The democrat had been Grundy County Sheriff since 2004.

He’s from Gardner.

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Gas Prices Falling Towards Three Dollars

Posted by wlpo on December 14, 2012

Could gas be below three dollars a gallon by Christmas?

The price at the pump in the Illinois Valley has lowered the past couple days.  According to, the cheapest gas in the area is in Streator where it’s going for $3.07 a gallon.  Most other stations in the listening area are in the range of $3.09 to $3.19 a gallon.

Gas stations in Mendota are falling much slower than everyone else, selling for $3.25 a gallon.

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Community Rallying Behind La Salle Girl Fighting Cancer

Posted by wlpo on December 14, 2012

On the same day 3-year old Lily Rosploch of La Salle undergoes surgery for cancer, organizers of the Weber Christmas Light Show are trying to do what they can to help.

The Weber’s are having a special “Friday Night Lights for Angels” show set to a playlist for Lily. Donations at the light show today between 4:30 and 11 will go to the Rosploch family.

Besides taking in the light show and making a donation, you’re asked to leave a letter or drawing that will be put on large board and delivered to the Rosplochs.

The Weber’s did a special show November 30th for 7-year old Katie Becker of Utica who is in a coma.  That show raised over 24 hundred dollars.

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