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Archive for August 10th, 2013

Program examines the life and characters of Jane Austin

Posted by wlpo on August 10, 2013

          It’s been 200 years since Jane Austin penned “Pride and Prejudice” and the story and fascination with the writer are alive and well.  Learn more about Austin during a program Tuesday at the La Salle Public Library.

          “Jane Austin and Her Women” brings the author to life with a performance by historian and actress, Leslie Goddard.  She’ll talk about some of Austin’s most popular characters.

          The program starts at 6pm Tuesday  Admission is free.

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Raccuglia donates to IVCC tech center campaign

Posted by wlpo on August 10, 2013

Another $10,000 has been donated for the Peter Miller Community Technology Center campaign.  Local attorney and LPO Junior College graduate Anthony Raccuglia of Peru has made the donation in the name of his law firm, Anthony C. Raccuglia & Associates.

The Peter Miller Community Technology Center is the newest building on the IVCC campus.  Construction is ongoing.

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DUI arrest on Shooting Park Road

Posted by wlpo on August 10, 2013

           A late night turned into a ticket for a man from Lombard.  David Yearly was stopped early Saturday morning on Shooting Park Road in Peru after police say he ran a stop sign.

          Yearly was arrested for DUI, driving in the wrong lane and not having insurance.  He was released after posting bond.

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Quinn says no Dem rally, speeches at state fair

Posted by wlpo on August 10, 2013

     SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Governor Pat Quinn says Democrats will skip the traditional rally and speeches at this year’s Illinois State Fair.

      The Chicago Democrat says Wednesday’s Governor’s Day will instead feature music and family activities.

      Angry union members booed Quinn at last year’s event. He’s currently being sued by Democratic legislative leaders because he cut lawmakers’ pay. And he’s facing a 2014 primary challenge.

      But Quinn told reporters in Springfield Friday that this year’s changes aren’t due to intraparty conflict or last year’s boos. He says he’s been in public life a long time and “I’m used to being received that way sometimes.”

      Quinn says he and other Democrats will speak at a breakfast for the party’s county chairmen Wednesday morning.

      Republicans have a full day of events planned for Thursday’s Republican Day.


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