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Attempted Abduction Claim In Streator

Posted by wlpo on April 11, 2013

There’s been another attempted abduction claim by a child in Streator.

Streator Police got a report just before four Thursday afternoon about a girl claiming a man in a convertible was trying to lure her into his car in exchange for candy.  The girl allegedly ran from the scene near Boys Road and Genseke Court on the north side of town.

The man in the convertible is described as a white man with short blond hair, grey shirt and a pimple under an eye. The girl says the convertible is red and an older model with scratches on the hood.

Anyone with information should call Streator Police.

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Mautino honored by firefighter’s organization

Posted by wlpo on April 11, 2013

Your state representative is receiving praise from the Northern Illinois Alliance of Fire Protection Districts.  State Representative Frank Mautino was named their 2013 Legislator of the Year.

The group represents nearly 80 fire protection districts.

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La Salle County Passes Moratorium On Sand Mines

Posted by wlpo on April 11, 2013

Do you think sand mine development in La Salle County should be slowed down or stopped altogether? It was a topic of at Thursday’s La Salle County Board meeting.

The board unanimously approved an ordinance that places a moratorium on sand mines in rural La Salle County until November 1st.  County Development Director Mike Harsted says that should give the county time to update it’s comprehensive plan addressing sand mines and other development. The comprehensive plan was last updated in 2008.

Harsted says he hasn’t gotten any other sand mine requests besides from Mississippi Sand which plans to mine this year west of Starved Rock State Park.

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Illinois River On The Rise

Posted by wlpo on April 11, 2013

Steady rain this week means the Illinois River is going to rise out of its banks.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Illinois River in La Salle from Friday morning thru Monday afternoon.  The river right was above 15.4 feet Thursday afternoon, well below the 20 foot flood stage.  However it’s expected to rise a couple feet above flood stage Friday.

Parking at Starved Rock could be affected.

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