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Signup is Wednesday for Oglesby BB Gun Club

Posted by wlpo on November 2, 2013

          A club that was around when you were a kid is holding signups Wednesday in Oglesby.  The Oglesby BB Gun Club is open to children from Oglesby who will be nine years old by January 1. 

          The club provides the guns, BBs and targets.  Admission is free.  You can register your child Wednesday from 5-7pm at city hall. 

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Prison ordered for Ill. man who made online threat

Posted by wlpo on November 2, 2013

     DETROIT (AP) – An Illinois man has been sentenced to 13 months in federal prison for making online bomb threats against a trucking company on the day of the Boston Marathon bombing.

      Rodney Termini of Oglesby was prosecuted in federal court in Detroit because the threats were received by Con-Way Freight employees in Michigan. Termini pleaded guilty to making a threat last April 15th, the day of the Boston bombing.

      Termini was a contract employee for Con-Way. The company evacuated a facility in La Salle and diverted several trucks. No bomb was found.

      Termini was sentenced Thursday. He must pay $46,000 to Con-Way for the false alarm.

      The government says Termini has a history of making threats and served five months in prison in 1999.

 

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State Fire Marshal issues clock change reminder

Posted by wlpo on November 2, 2013

     SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Illinois State Fire Marshal’s office is reminding residents to change their smoke detector batteries as they set their clocks back this weekend.

      “Daylight savings time” ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday. The practice started during World War I, so warring countries could utilize the most available sunlight and save on energy.  Clocks are adjusted forward in the spring and moved back in the fall.

      The fire marshal’s office says every household should change smoke alarm batteries twice a year and test the devices once a month.

      Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis says a tragedy can happen at any time and it’s important to be prepared. There were 123 fire fatalities in Illinois in 2012. A study determined only half the homes damaged by structure fires had smoke alarms present.

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