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Archive for February 14th, 2014

LaSalle water main repairs done

Posted by wlpo on February 14, 2014

For the time being, water is flowing again in the City of LaSalle – specifically in the vicinity of Hegeler-Carus Mansion.

Public Works Director, Jeff Bumgarner told “Classic Hits 103-9 WLPO” news Friday evening ,  city employees had a lot of repairs to perform in that area the last few days…but, for now, the water is on.

Also on is a boil order in the area of Union and 7th streets until further notice.

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Remembering NIU shooting victims

Posted by wlpo on February 14, 2014

Shortly after 3pm today, five bells were rung on the Northern Illinois University campus honoring five people killed in a shooting there six years ago on this date.

One of them was Julianna Gehant of Meriden in LaSalle County.

A former student opened fire in a lecture hall on Valentine’s Day in 2008 killing five and injuring more than a dozen.

The University had planned a more subdued rememberance this year. Governor Pat Quinn said it’s a day to reflect and use the example of the slain students’ families and communities to find strength in difficult times.

 

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Homeless Woman Accused Of Selling Heroin In Peru

Posted by wlpo on February 14, 2014

Peru Police think they’ve taken down a heroin dealer.

Police Chief Doug Bernabei says after a lengthy investigation, Tiffani Kiefel was arrested Friday morning in Spring Valley on a La Salle County warrant for unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.  Kiefel is considered homeless with her last address being in La Salle.

She’s accused of selling heroin to undercover police.  Kiefel was taken to the La Salle County Jail where her bond was set at 750 thousand dollars.

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Man Arrested In Alleged Streator Hatchet Attack

Posted by wlpo on February 14, 2014

A hatchet was allegedly the weapon of choice for a Streator man arrested for felony domestic battery.

On Monday night, Streator Police got a call about a domestic attack involving an injury.  Officers say they saw a guy running away with a weapon protruding from his clothes.  Investigators say the weapon was a roofing hatchet.

Aaron Petre was arrested for felony domestic battery and felony violation of an order of protection.  He was taken to the La Salle County Jail.

The injured family member was treated and released at St. Mary’s Hospital.

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Water Is Back On In Rock Falls

Posted by wlpo on February 14, 2014

ROCK FALLS, Ill. (AP) – Water service is being restored to Rock Falls.

Water service returned around 8:30 this morning. Rock Falls had to shut off the water yesterday afternoon because of what was called a “sanitation infrastructure failure.”

Crews worked to remove raw sewage after a pump stopped working at the city’s sewage plant.

A boil order will remain in effect until Sunday morning.

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Streator Leads Way With Sending Kids To Detention Home

Posted by wlpo on February 14, 2014

For the seventh year in a row, Streator sent the most children to the La Salle County Detention Home.

According to the detention home’s year report, 32 children from Streator spent time at the home last year.  La Salle had the next highest number of visitors with 27.  Ottawa was next with 21 followed by Peru with 16, Mendota 15, Oglesby 13 and Marseilles 12.

Overall, the La Salle County Detention Home took in 14 less juveniles in 2013 than the year before.  There were 129 boys and 39 girls.  The average age of a child at the detention home was 15.

Each child at the detention home cost taxpayers 124 dollars per day.

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Tuition Hike Approved At IVCC

Posted by wlpo on February 14, 2014

The price of an education at Illinois Valley Community College is going up.

The IVCC Board of Trustees voted in favor of a 10 percent tuition jump starting with the summer semester.  The price per credit hour is going up from 93 to 103 dollars.  A full-time student at IVCC would pay over 33 hundred dollars per year.  The trustees also agreed to increase fees in 79 courses and decrease fees in 28 other classes.

Vice President of Business Services and Finance Cheryl Roelfsema says the increased tuition is a reaction to no additional state funding and lower property values.

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Another Weekend Of Snow Predicted For The Illinois Valley

Posted by wlpo on February 14, 2014

Tell me where you’ve heard this before?  There’s a chance of snow on a Saturday.

According to the National Weather Service, 1 to 3 inches of snow is possible during the day Saturday with up to an inch more by midnight Sunday.  Sunday night into Monday there’s a chance of freezing rain and sleet.

On a positive note, the projected high for Thursday is 52.

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