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NYC marathon returns

Posted by wlpo on November 3, 2013

And now the New York City Marathon can resume. A year after a last minute cancellation due to Superstorm Sandy, 47-thousand runners are expected to take to the starting line. Prompted by the April Boston Marathon bombing, there will be barricades around Central Park to limit points of entry as well as bag checks and bomb sniffing dogs.

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Professor questions lawmakers

Posted by wlpo on November 3, 2013

A University of Illinois economist says he’s not sure lawmakers understand the magnitude of the state’s budget crisis. Professor Richard Dye is one of the authors of a new study by the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs Fiscal Futures Project. Dye says the problem is serious and will require “very tough choices.”

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Utica parade salutes veterans

Posted by wlpo on November 3, 2013

They’ll be in the air and on land today for the Utica Veterans Day parade at 1pm. Commander of the American Legion Pierce Davis post, Dana Hyson, says the 144 Army Band, Lima Lima Air Show, TBM World War II Torpedo Bomber, Avenger Fly over, Chicago Police Bagpipe Band and Veterans Groups will all participate. It’s Utica’s way of “thanking a Vet”. Bring a lawn chair if you plan to attend. WLPO AM and FM’s Rod Thorson will broadcast from Utica in the Noon hour today on WLPO AM and FM.

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Oglesby man sentenced for on-line threat

Posted by wlpo on November 3, 2013

An Oglesby man has been sentenced for making on-line bomb threats against a trucking company on the day of the Boston Marathon bombing. Randy Termini has been sentenced to 13 months in federal prison after threatening the Con-Way Trucking Company causing the LaSalle facility to be evacuated and diverting several trucks. No bomb was found. Termini was sentenced Thursday in Detroit and must pay $46 thousand dollars 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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