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Wine and beer tasting to help La Salle Rotary Park

Posted by wlpo on February 17, 2014

Someday it will be warm enough to enjoy the playground and park shelters at La Salle Rotary Park.  Until then you can help raise money for the park by sampling something new at the “Spring Wine and Beer Tasting” Friday, Feb. 28 at Senica’s Oak Ridge.

Proceeds will help to pay for features at the park.  The park opened last year and includes a dog park and playground and eventually a soccer field, baseball field and more shelters.

You can buy tickets at Rudy’s Liquor in La Salle or through a La Salle Rotary member.  Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

This story was corrected to included the correct date of the fundraiser.

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Forgery charges for out-of-towners

Posted by wlpo on February 17, 2014

Three out-of-staters are accused of forgery in Peru.    Brian Hightower and Michelle Knox of Georgia along with Anna Jackson of Missouri were indicted last week in La Salle County for forgery.  They were all arrested by Peru Police officers.

Knox and Jackson remain in jail on $75,000 bond.  Hightower came up with $7500 to be released.

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Wide Range Of Polling Places In La Salle County

Posted by wlpo on February 17, 2014

When you have 80 places to vote in one county, your bound to have a variety.  That’s the case with polling places this year in La Salle County.

If you live in Ransom, you’ll vote inside Jerry’s Tap.  If you live in Dimmick, in north Ottawa or Wallace you’ll be voting inside schools.  Voters in south Mendota also have an unusual polling place at Schimmer’s car dealership.

Most La Salle County polling places are in churches, village and township halls or service organization halls like the Lions Club or Knights of Columbus.

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Flood Probability Rises For The Illinois Valley

Posted by wlpo on February 17, 2014

Flooding in the Illinois Valley appears to be not a question of if but when.

The National Weather Service has put out a new flood outlook and they believe rivers will start rising due to snow melt during the mid to latter half of next week.  Right now there is anywhere from 8 to 18 inches of snow on the ground which is equal to 1 to 4 inches of water.

How severe the flooding is depends on if there is heavy rain during the snow melt.  There is a chance of thunderstorms this Thursday.

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