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Archive for January 31st, 2013

Man accused of selling heroin in Peru

Posted by wlpo on January 31, 2013

Of course you would go to a drug store to buy drugs, but police say a man sold heroin to an undercover cop while in the Peru Walgreen’s parking lot.

Deonte Thomas of Peru was arrested Tuesday by members of TRIDENT after they say he sold heroin to an undercover cop near the Tou-Rest Motel.

Police say Thomas was living at the motel and had been living in the area for several months.  He’s charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.  He was also arrested on a parole violation warrant and was being held at the La Salle County Jail.


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Two people accused of burglarizing rural Earlville home

Posted by wlpo on January 31, 2013

           It didn’t take police long two arrest a man and woman after a break-in outside of Earlville. 

          La Salle County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home around 9:30pm Wednesday night.  It looked like someone had forced their way in when nobody was home. 

          Tony Hughes and Misty Donovan of Earlville were found at another house south of town.  Both were arrested for residential burglary and appeared in court Thursday.  Bond for Hughes was set at $150,000 while Donovan’s was set at $50,000. 

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Concerts for a Cause headliner to be named

Posted by wlpo on January 31, 2013

Here’s something to warm you up- imagine spending a warm summer night under the stars dancing to music at the Illinois Valley Regional Airport.

Merry Noonan of Lou’s LaGrotto has booked a couple of big name performers for this summer’s Concerts for Cause.  You can find out who will be headlining one of the concerts by listening to Cowboy on 96.5 the Wolf.  He’ll make the announcement at 7:10am Friday.

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Water Main Break In North La Salle

Posted by wlpo on January 31, 2013

It’s cold out so not surprisingly there’s a water main break in La Salle.

A break happened just before 11am Thursday in the Trevero Subdivision covering parts of Heather and Victoria Drive’s north of 24th Street.  Crews had it repaired in only a couple of hours.   You won’t need to boil your water.

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Support To Keep Dwight Prison Open

Posted by wlpo on January 31, 2013

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A prison watchdog group is asking Gov. Pat Quinn to reconsider plans to close the Dwight women’s prison.

A statement from John Howard Association executive director John Maki on Wednesday says Dwight is the state’s only maximum-security prison for women.  He says the Livingston County facility has been successful in hiring many women correctional officers and training staff to handle a population that overwhelmingly comes from backgrounds of physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

Quinn wants Dwight closed to save money. He closed the Tamms super-security prison earlier this year and several juvenile detention centers. Maki pointed out John Howard supported those closures.

Maki says Dwight is 80 miles from Chicago – home to many inmates’ families. The distance allows inmates to maintain contact with children.

Dozens of people working at Dwight’s prison make the commute from La Salle County.

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