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Archive for May 19th, 2013

Woman hurt hiking at Starved Rock updated

Posted by wlpo on May 19, 2013

 A Springfield, Oregon, woman was hospitalized with a minor injury after falling from a trail today (Sunday) in Starved Rock. Sgt. Robert Frasier is with the State Conservation police. Frazier said 23-year old Kylee Terry was hiking in LaSalle Canyon in the park’s southeast corner about 1:30pm when she lost her footing and fell six feet. Assistant Utica Fire Chief Ben Brown said the canyon wall comes up next to the trail and apparently Terry may have lost her footing while leaning against it. Ottawa River Rescue carried the woman across the river to a Utica ambulance. Terry was taken to St. Elizabeth’s in Ottawa.

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Lawmakers face controversy in closing weeks

Posted by wlpo on May 19, 2013

With just two weeks left in the legislative session, Illinois legislators are still facing a June deadline set by a federal court to pass a concealed carry law. Lawmakers are also scheduled to take up legislation allowing same-sex couples to marry, which has passed the Senate and awaits a House vote.

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100th Birthday for well-known retired teacher

Posted by wlpo on May 19, 2013

NO gifts, but cards and memories are welcomed for a retired Waltham Elementary first grade teacher today. Some may recall or were even taught by Dorothy Love. Love, of Ottawa, is celebrating her 100 birthday with a family and public gathering at Seneca’s Oak Ridge between 2 – 4. Dorothy Love was honored at the last Ottawa Township High School basketball game of the season this year and has been attendeding games for 69 years. She and her late husband, Gil, have four children – sons, Chuck and John and twin daughters, Jane and Joan. Gil Love coached the basketball Pirates from 1944- 61 with a record of 327 – 143. Several of those teams went to state.

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Bumpy weather with heavy rains coming

Posted by wlpo on May 19, 2013

Some people like severe weather…the crack of lightning, high winds…and the hail. The National Weather Service says you’ll get your wish in the first half of the week. Meterologist Kevin Burke at Romeoville says an area of low pressure mixed with moist air and the heat are a recipe for waves of showers and thunderstorms as early as tonite through Wednesday. Burke says high winds, hail and heavy rainfall are the primary threat. Tornados are not expected, says Burke. The Weather Service has estimated rainfall in the next two days could approach two inches and even more in some areas.

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Kewanee man arrested for Princeton armed robbery

Posted by wlpo on May 19, 2013

If you’re a store owner, it’s fun to have customers browsing. But, it’s different if one customer displays a handgun. That’s what happened about 2:30pm yesterday (Saturday) in Anne’s Antiques of Princeton, according to city police. A white male ordered the owner and employee to the floor, grabbed cash from the register and fled on foot. Princeton police said 30-year old David Jones of Kewanee was identified as the thief by a woman accomplice. The report said Jones was found hiding in the Princeton apartment of 30-year Adam Budd. Jones and his 20-year old girlfriend. Rebecca Daily of Buda were arrested for armed robbery and aggravated robbery and were taken to Bureau County jail. While searching Budd’s apartment, Budd was charged with possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia.

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