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Archive for June 22nd, 2013

Art to be on sale at Hegeler Carus Mansion

Posted by wlpo on June 22, 2013

Browse paintings, photography, drawings, and other types of art at the Hegeler Carus Mansion.  Their annual Outdoor Art Show and Sale is from 10 am – 4pm Sunday.  Food will also be on sale.  Admission is free.

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More counties aren’t enforcing concealed carry ban

Posted by wlpo on June 22, 2013

MONTICELLO, Ill. (AP) – The roster is growing of counties where prosecutors won’t charge people with breaking the state’s law banning concealed weapons.

The Decatur Herald and Review reports that Piatt County State’s Attorney Dana Rhoades says she is through prosecuting because a federal court has deemed the state’s law unconstitutional. And in Macon County, the paper reports that State’s Attorney Jay Scott says people with valid concealed carry permits from another state will be allowed to have concealed weapons in the county.

Prosecutors in other counties, including Madison, Peoria, Randolph, Tazewell and White counties have already said they won’t enforce the law. It’s a clear signal of the growing impatience with Governor Pat Quinn, who has not yet signed a concealed carry bill that state lawmakers approved last month.

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Book and bake sale to benefit IVAR

Posted by wlpo on June 22, 2013

          Feeding a shelter packed with cats and dogs isn’t cheap.  Help Illinois Valley Animal Rescue by buying a book or two during their book and bake sale Sunday.

          Heidi Milner is with IVAR.  She says all of the money raised tomorrow is going directly to the shelter.  She says the sale comes at a good time because several animals have needed surgeries.

          There will be books, DVD’s, CD’s and video tapes.  Books have been sorted by genre.    It’s at Peru City Hall in the community room from 8am-2pm.       

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Seneca festival to conclude with fireworks

Posted by wlpo on June 22, 2013

          Seneca Shipyard Days wraps up with a list of things to do and see.

          The festival begins with a flea market and ends with fireworks Saturday.  Things in between include live music, a bean bag tournament, hot dog eating contest, carnival, and a beer garden.

          If you’re into the history side of Shipyard Days, there’s a full-scale LST Replica Exhibit along with tours of the Hogan Grain Elevator. 

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