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Antique car show to roll into Spring Valley

Posted by wlpo on September 13, 2013

          You can see history on wheels in Spring Valley Saturday.  An antique car cruise will feature a variety of cars, none newer than 1988.

          The cruise is a fundraiser for the Spring Valley Historic Association Museum.   You can visit the museum on West St. Paul Street between 10am and 2pm and check out the cars between 12pm and 5pm.

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Annual breakfast is Sunday at Peru airport

Posted by wlpo on September 13, 2013

          You can fly in or drive in to the Illinois Valley Regional Airport in Peru for breakfast Sunday.

          The annual breakfast is all-you-can-eat with eggs, pancakes, and sausage.  And of course there will be a lot of planes.  Chuck Studer runs the airport and says a ride in a small plane is different from a ride in an airliner.

          The TBM Avenger, the World War II bomber will also be available for rides.  The breakfast is from 7am-12pm, Sunday.  Adults eat for $7 and children ages 12 to 4 for $3. 

          It’s sponsored by the Illinois Valley Flying Club. Learn more by listening to an interview that’s available at the WLPO AM and FM news page.

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A La Salle County man involved in single-car crash died from natural causes

Posted by wlpo on September 13, 2013

It wasn’t a crash, but a heart attack that killed a man from Sheridan.  The Dekalb County Coroner’s office says 68-year old John Kowalski likely suffered a heart attack and drove off the road in rural La Salle County Thursday night.

After the crash, Kowalski was rushed to Valley West Hospital in Sandwich where he was pronounced dead.

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Food Pantry Puts Out Plea For Help

Posted by wlpo on September 13, 2013

If you can spare a few bucks, the Illinois Valley Food Pantry could use your help.

While sending out a reminder that September is “Hunger Awareness” month, Illinois Valley Food Pantry Executive Director Donna Hess says this time of the year is very crucial for them because their cash funds are very low.  If you’re hesitant on donating cold hard cash, Hess says you can always give a grocery gift card or maybe save up your change at work for a week and give it to the food pantry.

If you’d like to donate, the Illinois Valley Food Pantry is on Marquette Street in downtown La Salle.

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Streator Police Asking For Info On Suspicious Fires

Posted by wlpo on September 13, 2013

You could earn some extra cash all the while helping police find bad guys or girls.

The Streator Crime Stoppers is asking for help in who set two suspicious fires in the last few weeks.  The first questionable fire happened August 24th at a home on Cotton Street.  The other suspicious fire happened last Tuesday on Vermilion Street.  Someone set a yard on fire.

If you have information, call Streator Crime Stoppers.  If your help leads to an arrest and conviction, you could get a cash reward of up to a thousand dollars.

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