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Lobbyist and a lawsuit on the agenda for Peru City Council

Posted by wlpo on July 14, 2013

          Private interest groups and corporations have lobbyist in every state capital and in Washington D.C., but does Peru need to have one?  

          Mayor Scott Harl thinks so and tonight he’ll introduce a lobbyist to the city council.  Aldermen could decide to hire Tim McAnarney for $24,000.

          The city could also be taking the former demolition contractor for old electric plant to court. 

          The Peru City Council meets at 7:30pm Monday.

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Rural Ladd home burns early Sunday

Posted by wlpo on July 14, 2013

Fire was at work early today (Sunday) in an older two story farmhouse, a mile west and a half mile south of Ladd. Ladd fire chief, B J Liebe, said flames starting in the rear of the house, had a half hour start. Liebe said when they arrived at 1:20am, flames were already through the roof. It took Ladd and seven other departments an hour to get the upper hand and three hours to extinguish it. The job was slowed because water had to be shuttled in by tanker. Liebe said the house is occupied but the resident wasn’t home at the time. The house is considered a total loss. An attached garage was saved despite receiving fire damage. The cause is undetermined but not suspicious. A neighbor going home noticed the flames and made the call.

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“Glee” star found dead

Posted by wlpo on July 14, 2013

One of the stars of the hit TV show “Glee” has been found dead in a Canadian hotel. Cory Monteith played Finn Hudson on the series about a high school glee club. His body was discovered in his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia. Police say there’s no indication of foul play. Monteith was 31.

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Kornheiser gift

Posted by wlpo on July 14, 2013

 President Barack Obama’s birthday gift to ESPN commentator Tony Kornheiser is a game of golf. With the President. The White House said Obama teed off yesterday with the newly turned 65-year-old Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon, co-hosts of the sports network’s “Pardon the Interruption” talk show.

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Fatal error at Grundy County intersection?

Posted by wlpo on July 14, 2013

A crash in Grundy County has left a woman from Morris dead. It happened late this morning (Saturday) 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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