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Archive for February 27th, 2014

Drivers at Euclid Beverage go on strike

Posted by wlpo on February 27, 2014

A better wage is why a worker at Euclid Beverage says he and at least a dozen other drivers are on strike.  The strike started Thursday outside of the distribution center on the north end of Peru.  A sign held by one man said they wanted a contract.

A woman at the company’s corporate office in Aurora said they had no comment.  A call to Teamsters Local 722 hasn’t been returned.

Euclid delivers Coor’s products.

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Tween clothing store to open in Peru

Posted by wlpo on February 27, 2014

You’ll have another place to buy kid’s clothing in Peru.  A store that claims to be for fashion aware tweens is scheduled to open next week at the Peru Mall.  Justice & Brothers is marketed towards boys and girls ages 7 through 14.

It’s scheduled to open Tuesday.  You’ll find it across from Marshall’s.

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Earlville Woman Accused Of Intentionally Ramming Another Driver During A Fight

Posted by wlpo on February 27, 2014

An Earlville woman is accused of using her car as a battering ram.

Deputies in La Salle County were called out to Earlville early Thursday morning.  They say Shireen Ziadat of Earlville got into an argument with a man and decided to follow him and crash into him on purpose.  While this was going on deputies say Ziadat had a young child in her vehicle.

She was arrested for child endangerment and reckless conduct.  Ziadat posted bond and was released with a court date.

Nobody was hurt.

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Fire Totals Home In Wyanet

Posted by wlpo on February 27, 2014

Investigators are looking into what caused a house fire in Wyanet.

Firefighters from all over Bureau County responded just after 1am Wednesday to a two-story house fully engulfed on West Main Street in Wyanet.  The homeowner Jim Wilhite wasn’t around when the fire started.

Firefighters had the blaze under control in about four hours.  No one was hurt.

The house is a total loss and there was some damage done to a neighboring home.

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It’s Mardi Gras time in Utica

Posted by wlpo on February 27, 2014

Whether a foot of snow falls this weekend or none at all, the party goes on in Utica.

Lineup for the Mardi Gras Parade begins at 5pm this Saturday with the parade thru downtown starting at 6pm. Lyle Elsbury with the Utica Business Association says a bad case of cabin fever will bring people out despite wintry weather. He expects 15 to 20 floats.

Jamie London will be in the parade and will broadcast live from Utica starting at 5pm on 96.5 the Wolf.

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La Salle County Clerk Considering Gay Marriage Licenses After Judge’s Ruling

Posted by wlpo on February 27, 2014

Gay marriage licenses aren’t available in La Salle County but that could soon change.

Following a federal judge’s ruling that Illinois’ same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional in Cook County, the county clerk in Champaign County began issuing gay marriage licenses feeling that the ban is illegal all across the state.  La Salle County Clerk JoAnn Carretto says she will check with the La Salle County State’s Attorney’s Office before issuing gay marriage licenses before the ban technically ends June 1st.

Even if you can’t get a gay marriage license in Ottawa, you and your mate can get legally married in Cook County.  There is no wedding license fee if you already have a civil union license.

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