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Archive for July 4th, 2013

Peru man wins MS related fundraiser

Posted by wlpo on July 4, 2013

          The first big fundraiser for Illinois Valley Legion Against Lesions is sending man from Peru to Florida.  Mark Roberson came in first place during a drawing that was held Thursday morning.  He wins a stay in Florida and a $500 gift card to help with travel expenses.

          Second place winner was Justin Jacobson of Peru who is donating his $100 back to the charity.  Tina Schiffbauer of Tonica was the third place winner receiving $50.

          Illinois Valley Legion Against Lesions is a group that’s raising money to help local people who have multiple scleroses.

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Woman stopped twice in La Salle for driving withou a license

Posted by wlpo on July 4, 2013

          While many people were watching the fireworks in Peru, a woman from Chicago was pulled over twice in La Salle.  Police say Ronniesha Hampton was driving Wednesday night even though she didn’t have a valid driver’s license.  She was first stopped around 9:14pm and was ticketed for not having a valid license and improper lane usage.  A person with a license was left to drive the car.

          About an hour and a half later Hampton was pulled over again and again ticketed for driving without a valid license.  She was released on an I-bond.

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71 immigrants become citizens in Chicago ceremony

Posted by wlpo on July 4, 2013

     CHICAGO (AP) – More than 70 immigrants are celebrating the Independence Day holiday by becoming U.S. citizens.

      Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services administered an oath Wednesday to a group of people representing 32 countries.

      The ceremony was part of Chicago’s New Americans Initiative, a city effort to help eligible immigrants become citizens.

      Emanuel said it was fitting to welcome new citizens on the day before July 4, when the nation celebrates its independence.

      He also said it’s time to call on the House of Representatives to pass comprehensive immigration legislation. Emanuel supports a measure passed by the Senate last week that provides a path to citizenship for immigrants living in the U.S. unlawfully.

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Letters of interest being accept for a committee in Peru

Posted by wlpo on July 4, 2013

          Before a new business builds in Peru, the plans are looked over by the city’s design and review committee.  There’s an opening on the committee.

          If you would like to be part of it, send of letter of interest to Mayor Scott Harl at the Peru Municipal Building by the end of July.

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