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Archive for February 22nd, 2013

Man accused of breaking into Streator home

Posted by wlpo on February 22, 2013

           A list of charges for a man accused of smashing through a patio door in Streator.  Josesph Ciesla of Watsica is accused of breaking into the home on Highland Place early Thursday.  Someone was home when it happened.  And police say he damaged the door of squad car when they were taking him to the jail.

          Ciesla was arrested for trespassing, resisting police, criminal damage to property, and criminal damage to state property.  He was being held in the La Salle County Jail with his bond set at $30,000.

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Heroin related charges following traffic stop in Peru

Posted by wlpo on February 22, 2013

          A traffic stop in Peru leads to a couple drug charges.

          Nicholas Wade of DePue was pulled over Wednesday night on Route 251.  He was arrested for possession of heroin and a drug to fight an addiction to heroin and other drugs called Suboxone. 

          Wade was taken to the La Salle County Jail. 

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Justin Moore Coming To Princeton

Posted by wlpo on February 22, 2013

The headline act of this year’s Bureau County Fair has been announced.

Rising country star Justin Moore will play the Princeton fairgrounds August 23rd.  Moore played the Sandwich Fair last year.

The 28-year old has put out two albums, one that hit number one on the country albums chart.  Moore’s also had two number one singles.

Tickets for Justin Moore go on sale June 8th.

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Snowfall Amounts In The Area

Posted by wlpo on February 22, 2013

It wasn’t a major snow event but what else should you expect with the last two winters in the Illinois Valley?

With a forecast calling for 3 to 5 inches, the low end of the prediction proved to be correct.  According to the National Weather Service, 3 inches of snow fell on Marseilles, Mendota, and La Salle.  Just over 2 inches fell Sheridan, Ottawa, Oglesby and Streator.

The next chance of snow is Monday.

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Cuts Coming To L-P?

Posted by wlpo on February 22, 2013

Financial problems aren’t just a small school thing.  L-P Superintendent Steve Wrobleski says everything is on the table in potential cuts to reach a balanced budget.

Wrobleski plans to have a presentation at next month’s school board meeting of potential cuts.  He says the district can only rely on cash reserves so long before they have to be “strategic” in getting back to a balanced budget.

Besides a drop in property tax revenues, L-P like other schools are getting less state and federal aid.

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Governor Supports “Fracking” Bill

Posted by wlpo on February 22, 2013

CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Pat Quinn is praising a bill that would regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling in Illinois, saying it’ll help the economy.

Quinn released a statement yesterday after two downstate lawmakers introduced the bill to establish ground rules for hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” The method uses high-pressure mixtures of water, sand or gravel and chemicals to crack open rock formations and release oil and gas. The industry is eyeing southern Illinois’ New Albany shale.

Quinn says he’s committed to protecting the environment and creating jobs.

Critics are calling for a 2-year moratorium on fracking to study pollution and health issues.

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