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Archive for March 1st, 2013

Hardees Coming To Oglesby

Posted by wlpo on March 1, 2013

Do you miss not having a Hardees in the Illinois Valley? Oglesby is planning to open one before the year ends.

The Oglesby Planning Commission last night referred plans for a Love’s Travel Stop to the city council.  Included in the travel stop will be a Hardee’s Restaurant.

Mayor Don Finley says truck stop officials hope to open by Thanksgiving on about 17 acres along Interstate 39 south of Advantage Logistics.  Love’s is expected to create 60 jobs.

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St. Baldricks Fundraiser Returns

Posted by wlpo on March 1, 2013

If you’ve been growing your hair to stay warm during the winter, it’s time to get a cut in the name of childhood cancer research.

The Ottawa chapter of St. Baldrick’s is again lining up people to shave their heads to fight cancer.  The kickoff event is happening today at Seneca High School with well over 100 people signed for a haircut Saturday, March 9th at Jeremiah Joe in Ottawa.

Organizer Rita Chovan is overwhelmed by how successful St. Baldrick’s has been. For the first time, Chovan herself is getting her head shaved.  She says she’s most worried of being cold.

Between the Seneca fundraiser, Jeremiah Joes and St. Baldrick’s events later this month at Wallace School and Jefferson Elementary in Ottawa, Chovan hopes to raise over 60 thousand dollars.

You can get more information by listening to an interview with Chovan on the AM 1220 WLPO news page.

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McGraw Proceeds Will Help March Of Dimes

Posted by wlpo on March 1, 2013

If you buy tickets for the upcoming Tim McGraw concert in Peru, you should feel good knowing you’ll help out the March of Dimes.

Lou’s La Grotto in Peru posted on Facebook that a portion of proceeds from the July 6th McGraw show will go to the March of Dimes.  How much tickets will cost and when they go on sale for McGraw at the Peru airport still haven’t been announced.

Tickets will go on sale March 16th for the other announced “concert for cause” featuring Brantley Gilbert.  Gilbert plays the Peru airport August 3rd.  No price has been announced.

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Drew Peterson Moved To Southern Illinois Prison

Posted by wlpo on March 1, 2013

CHICAGO (AP) – It’s been a week since Drew Peterson was sentenced to 38 years in prison for murdering his third wife, and already he is seeing the inside of his third prison.

The Illinois Department of Corrections announced yesterday that the 59-year-old Peterson was transferred to Menard Correctional Center in southern Illinois. Peterson was incarcerated in the maximum security Pontiac Correctional Center after a short stay at Stateville Correctional Center.

The ex-Bolingbrook police officer was sentenced for murdering Kathleen Savio in 2004. He’s a suspect in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson.

Peterson’s projected parole date in May 2047, when he’d be 93.

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