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Archive for September 30th, 2013

IVAR moving forward with plans for a new building

Posted by wlpo on September 30, 2013

Having more stuff than space to store your stuff is problem.  Illinois Valley Animal Rescue is fixing their space problem with a new building.

A prefabricated building has been ordered to give the animal shelter a place to have an office, showroom and clinic.

Chris Ellberg of IVAR says the new building is going up on the same lot as the one they have now.  They’ll continue to use the old building for housing the animals.

Ellberg estimates the new building to cost about $120,000 and says they have been approved to borrow about $110,000.

She’s hoping they’ll receive donations to cover the cost and office equipment such as file cabinets and desks to fill their new space.  They want to have the new building up by winter.

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Wenona FD called to combine fire

Posted by wlpo on September 30, 2013

You will see more combines in the fields as farmers begin harvesting.  You may also see smoke.

A combine being used north of Wenona Monday afternoon started on fire.  The farmer had the flames under control by the time the Wenona Fire Department arrived. 

Assistant Fire Chief Bob Krischel says they hosed down the machinery and checked for hot spots before returning to the station.

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Ottawa man dies after motorcycle crash

Posted by wlpo on September 30, 2013

          A crash that shut down East Norris Drive in Ottawa killed a 32-year-old man.  Brian Thompson of Ottawa was riding his motorcycle on East Norris Drive in Ottawa early Sunday evening when police say a pickup truck turned in front of him.

          Thompson was pronounced dead not even an hour later just down the road at St. Elizabeth Medical. 

          The Ottawa Police Department and La Salle County Coroner’s officer are still investigating.  They haven’t said who was driving the truck.

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State Cracks Down On Dr. Perales

Posted by wlpo on September 30, 2013

It was basically a formality but the state has officially suspended the physician and surgical license of Dr. Constantino Perales of Peru.

The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation also suspended the controlled substance license of Perales temporarily for “inappropriate prescribing of controlled substances to his patients”.  The state also accuses him of inappropriate sexual conduct with a patient.

Perales was arrested at his Peru clinic last month on two drug charges.  He’s in the La Salle County Jail awaiting a November trial.

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Former Top Lawman In La Salle County Dies

Posted by wlpo on September 30, 2013

A former La Salle County Sheriff has died.

77 year old Anthony “Tony” Condie died Thursday at his home in Peru.  Condie was the La Salle County Sheriff from 1990 thru 1998.  Before that he was a guard at the Joliet Correctional Center and deputy in La Salle County.  He was also a veteran with the marines.

Service information for Anthony “Tony” Condie can be heard during WLPO AM and FM’s In Memoriam.

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Area Schools Celebrate Homecoming

Posted by wlpo on September 30, 2013

Let the school spirit show this week! It’s Homecoming at L-P and St. Bede.

Homecoming festivities tonight at L-P include a variety show at 7.  St. Bede will have a parade at the academy Wednesday evening followed by a girl’s powder puff football game.  L-P’s parade is Thursday afternoon.

The Homecoming Dance for L-P is Saturday night while St. Bede waits for Sunday night.

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