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Archive for March 29th, 2014

Bridge replacement to affect County Highway 19

Posted by wlpo on March 29, 2014

A road leading in and out of Mendota will be closed at First Creek. Work begins Wednesday to replace the bridge carrying County Highway 19 at First Creek. It is being replaced with a box culvert.

Work is expected to last until mid June. A detour won’t be posted.

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Oglesby Police arrest man for drugs

Posted by wlpo on March 29, 2014

Heroin and a small amount of marijuana is what police say they found on a man from Tonica. Matthew Redshaw was arrested by Oglesby Police Friday night at a business on Lewis Avenue.
Redshaw was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia and was taken to the La Salle County Jail.

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Illinois Gov. Quinn honors life of Cesar Chavez

Posted by wlpo on March 29, 2014

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CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Pat Quinn is honoring the life of Cesar Chavez, the activist whose personal story is the subject of a new film.
Quinn on Friday encouraged Illinois residents to learn about Chavez and the causes he championed. The Chicago Democrat also declared Monday Cesar Chavez day in Illinois.
Chavez was a cotton picker and U.S. Navy veteran who formed the United Farm Workers and led a fight for fair wages and civil rights.
Quinn says he’ll always remember meeting Chavez in 1974. He says the Mexican-American activist’s message of “juntos podemos” – which translates to “together we can” – has stayed with him.
Quinn says the new film, titled “Cesar Chavez,” reminds people of the value of service and that “history is made one painful step at a time.”

 

 

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Illinois Conservation Police adds new officers

Posted by wlpo on March 29, 2014

When trouble arises on the water or in a state park, an Illinois Conservation Police officer will be there. A new officers were celebrated at graduation ceremony Friday.
Among them were John Farber of Morris and Scott Wagner of Malden. Conservation Police officers also respond to calls in fish and wild life areas.

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