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Accident in Starved Rock leaves two with minor injuries

Posted by wlpo on July 13, 2013

           The ride through Starved Rock Rock Park is beautiful as long as you take it slow.  Two men were left with minor injuries after losing control on Route 71 late Saturday morning.

          Police say Joeseph Capiga of Hoffman Estates went off the road and rolled his car.  Capiga and a man with him, Nilo Parchem of Hoffman Estates were taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

          Their injuries were not thought to have been serious.

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Crash kills Grundy County woman

Posted by wlpo on July 13, 2013

 A crash in Grundy County has left a woman from Morris dead.  It happened late Saturday morning at the intersection of Nelson and Lisbon Roads northwest of Morris.

Grundy Coroner John Callahan believes the car 28 year old Lauren Elder was riding in didn’t stop at the intersection and was hit by another car.

Elder was pronounced dead at the scene.  The accident is being investigated.

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Obama signs measure naming bridge after Musial

Posted by wlpo on July 13, 2013

     ST. LOUIS (AP) – President Barack Obama has signed legislation designating the new Interstate 70 bridge connecting St. Louis and southwestern Illinois over the Mississippi River as the “Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.”

      The name is a compromise between Missouri lawmakers who wanted to honor the late St. Louis Cardinals great and Illinois lawmakers who wanted to name the bridge in honor of military veterans.

      Obama signed the measure Friday, two days after Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed legislation dubbing Missouri’s side of the bridge the “Stan Musial Memorial Bridge.”

      Musial died in January at age 92. He was a three-time MVP and seven-time batting champion who spent his 22-year career with the Cardinals. He also was a Navy veteran of World War Two and a 2011 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Tractor pull today at Marshall-Putnam Fair

Posted by wlpo on July 13, 2013

It will be a beautiful day for walking around the Marshall-Putnam Fair.  Activities continue Saturday with a bags tournament, antique machinery show, and potato decorating contest.

          In the grandstand at 6pm you’ll find the America’s Pull truck and tractor pull.  Live music will be by Destination Unknown.

          The Marshall-Putnam Fair ends Sunday.

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