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Beef and Ag Days return to Princeton

Posted by wlpo on July 18, 2013

Let someone else to the grilling this weekend.  Celebrate Bureau County’s Beef and Ag Days with a ribeye or roast beef sandwich.  The annual celebration in Princeton is Friday and Saturday.

Friday you can watch a free performance by the Decatur Park Singers Free at 7pm outside of the Bureau County Courthouse.  The Bureau County Cattleman’s Association will be serving rib-eye steaks and beef hot dogs before hand.

          The Cattlemen’s Classic Heifer and Steer Jackpot Show is Saturday at the Bureau County Fairgrounds.


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Heat related illnesses are avoidable

Posted by wlpo on July 18, 2013

Spend any amount of time outside today and tomorrow and you’ll be sweating but you don’t have to make yourself sick.  Know the signs of heat related illness.

They include cramps in your legs, arms and abdomen.  If you get those, stop what you’re doing, go to a cooler area and sip water.

More severe are heat exhaustion and heat stroke.  Heat stroke is a medical emergency.  Signs to watch for include red hot skin, rapid pulse, a throbbing headache and dizziness.  Someone should call 911 and get the over heated person to a cool area.

There’s a heat advisory through Friday night.

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Peru Store Won’t Sell Controversial Rolling Stone Magazine

Posted by wlpo on July 18, 2013

One store you won’t be able to buy the latest Rolling Stone magazine is the Peru Hy-Vee.

Store Director Doug Overlee says the alleged Boston Marathon bomber has already gotten plenty of face time and doesn’t need any more.  He plans to talk to his magazine distributor and tell them don’t bother delivering the magazine to the Peru store.

Hy-Vee posted on its Facebook that in general the decision to carry a particular publication is up to each store.  The statement though goes on to say the heads of Hy-Vee ask their stores to “refrain from displaying or selling the issue of Rolling Stone in question”.

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Cooling Centers Open Doors During Heat Wave

Posted by wlpo on July 18, 2013

Need an escape from the heat?  The state has opened up cooling centers.

There are two cooling centers in the listening area, both inside Department of Human Services’ offices.  You can cool off at the DHS office on Backbone Road in Princeton or on First Avenue in Ottawa.

The cooling centers are open from 8:30 until 5, Monday thru Friday.

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High Speed Chase Near Sheridan

Posted by wlpo on July 18, 2013

It was a wild scene in northeast La Salle County.

Deputies got called around 3:30 Wednesday morning about a disturbance in Somonauk.  Officers ended up chasing down William Baker of Sheridan a few miles from the scene.  He was arrested for battery, aggravated fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, and going 100 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone.

Baker was taken to the La Salle County Jail.  An underage passenger was also arrested for assault and underage drinking.

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Oppresive Heat Continues For Rest Of Work Week

Posted by wlpo on July 18, 2013

The blistering heat is expected to last a couple more days in the Illinois Valley

A Heat Advisory continues thru Friday evening.  Afternoon and evening heat indices will be anywhere from 100 to 108 degrees the next two days.  Anyone working outdoors in these temperatures could be at risk for heat related illnesses.

Relief will come Saturday with a high temperature in the mid-80s and low-80s on Sunday.

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