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Archive for April 25th, 2014

Ottawa power customers should disregard cancellation letters

Posted by wlpo on April 25, 2014

You don’t owe $50 to Integrys Energy Services even if you received a letter stating otherwise. Cancellation letters were erroneously sent to approximately 350 Ottawa power customers about the city’s electric aggregation program. In it, customers were asked to pay a $50 cancellation fee.

Ottawa City Clerk Shelly Munks began receiving calls about the letters Thursday. She says the letters were an error and you can disregard them.

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Streator begins search for a new council member

Posted by wlpo on April 25, 2014

An opening on Streator City Council needs to be filled.  Résumés are being accepted at the city clerk’s office to fill the seat held by Bruce Hart. Hart died last Monday.  His term is up for re-election next year.  Résumés are being accepted through Friday, May 9th.  The council has two months to appoint a replacement.

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March For Babies returns in Peru and Princeton

Posted by wlpo on April 25, 2014

Everyone wishes to have a healthy baby but sometimes things don’t work out. In those circumstances, there is help available.

The annual March of Dimes “March for Babies” in Peru is Sunday at the Illinois Valley YMCA. Walkers have spent several weeks raising money for Sunday’s walk which starts at 1pm. This year’s fundraising goal is $140,000.

Princeton is also hosting a “March for Babies” walk Sunday. The walk starts 11am at Darius Miller Park.

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Music lineup announced for Ottawa’s Wine and Jazz Festival

Posted by wlpo on April 25, 2014

A blues man who has played with Eric Clapton and the Black Crowes will be at this year’s Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine and Jazz Fest.

Brother John out of Chicago will headline the first night of the June 6th thru the 8th festival along Ottawa’s riverfront. Saturday’s featured performer is back from last year, the Steven Hawk Orchestra. Hawk is a Grammy-award winning trumpet player and grew up in Ottawa.

Chicago-based bluesman Anthony Gomes will close out the festival June 8th. Gomes has performed across the globe and has played with Chuck Berry and BB King.

Besides blues and jazz, the Ottawa festival will also have feature over 20 wineries.

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