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Archive for November 13th, 2013

Quinn promises Spring Valley money for the sewage plant

Posted by wlpo on November 13, 2013

The record-setting flood in April put Spring Valley’s wastewater treatment plant under water.  They’re hoping that won’t happen again. 

The city is receiving $9.5 million to overhaul and repair the plant.  Governor Pat Quinn made the announcement during a visit to the Illinois Valley Regional Airport in Peru Wednesday.

The money would pay for renovations that would put it in compliance with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. The work should be complete by 2017. 

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Police investigating burglary to a Princeton pharmacy

Posted by wlpo on November 13, 2013

          Police want your help in finding the person who stole money and painkillers from a pharmacy in Princeton.  It happened around 5am Friday at Fawcett’s Pharmacy on South Main Street.

          Someone took Hydrocodone and money.  If you have information call the Princeton Police Department or Bureau-Putnam Crimestoppers at 1-800-939-6929.

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Woman hospitalized after shooting in Oglesby

Posted by wlpo on November 13, 2013

A man is dead and his wife hospitalized after a shooting in Oglesby.  It happened Tuesday afternoon in the home of Donald and Catherine Herrick.  Donald Herrick died after apparently shooting himself.

Catherine Herrick was taken to St. Francis Medical Center where as of Wednesday morning, she was in critical condition.  An investigation is ongoing by the Oglesby Police Department and La Salle County Coroner’s Office.


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Local Congressman Visits The Middle East

Posted by wlpo on November 13, 2013

Wondering what your congressman has been up to? Well he’s been flying around the Middle East in a helicopter.

Adam Kinzinger began his overseas trip flying around Pakistan in a helicopter.  He also talked with women there helped by U.S. aide programs.

The republican then moved onto Afghanistan where he talked with President Hamid Karzai and had lunch with U.S. troops.  Kinzinger then wrapped up his trip by visiting the president of Liberia.

Kinzinger faces re-election next year and could be challenged in the primary by Rockford Tea Party leader David Hale.

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