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Archive for December 22nd, 2013

Streator driver recovering in Peoria hospital

Posted by wlpo on December 22, 2013

The slippery roads six miles east of Streator may have played a factor in a single vehicle accident handled by the sheriff’s office after 9am yesterday. 24-year old Shaun Johnson of Streator was southbound on East 24th road and crossed the railroad tracks. Johnson then lost control of the car, entered a ditch and rolled a number of times.  The sheriff’s office has since made a correction.  It was Shaun Johnson – the driver who went to St. Francis Medical Center with back injuries – not Adam.   His brother and passenger,  23-year old Adam Johnson of Streator was treated for injuries at St. Mary’s Hospital and then released.

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Oglesby water Department issues boil order

Posted by wlpo on December 22, 2013

Members of the Oglesby water department were at work in the 400 block of West First Street today.  Jim Vohs, the water department superintendent says the bottom of the main blew out.  Vohs says a boil order is now in effect in the four and five hundred blocks of  West First, Second and Third avenues until further notice.

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Environmentally friendly building is planned in Champaign

Posted by wlpo on December 22, 2013

A new building going up at the University of Illinois is reaching for new environmental heights. The Electrical and Computer Engineering Building has been designed to be a net-zero energy use structure. The $95 million building is under construction on the Urbana-Champaign campus. It will have solar panels, low-energy lights and other environmentally friendly features.

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Cook County GOP endorse Rauner

Posted by wlpo on December 22, 2013

Winnetka venture capitalist Bruce Rauner has won the Cook County Republican Party’s endorsement in his bid for the GOP gubernatorial nomination in Illinois. Cook County Republicans made primary endorsements on Saturday. Rauner is the only candidate from Cook County and he earned 63.3 percent support.

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Massive storm has massive effects

Posted by wlpo on December 22, 2013

A massive storm still giving the Midwest trouble has reached the eastern third of the country.  Associated Press says ninety-five thousand homes are without power in New York, Vermont and Maine today due to heavy ice accumulation. This same storm churned up tornados in the lower southern U.S. yesterday.  Two people were killed in Mississippi.  No watches or warnings are in effect LaSalle, Bureau or Putnam counties.   The area will see snow flurries this afternoon with temperatures in the upper twenties.

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Streator man recovering in Peoria

Posted by wlpo on December 22, 2013

The slippery roads six miles east of Streator may have played a factor in a single vehicle accident handled by the sheriff’s office after 9am yesterday. 24-year old Shaun Johnson of Streator was southbound on East 24th road and crossed the railroad tracks. Johnson then lost control of the car, entered a ditch and rolled a number of times.  The sheriff’s office has since made a correction.  It was Shaun Johnson – the driver who went to St. Francis Medical Center with back injuries – not Adam.   His brother and passenger,  23-year old Adam Johnson of Streator was treated for injuries at St. Mary’s Hospital and then released.

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