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LPHS students spend the night at Howard Fellows Stadium

Posted by wlpo on May 12, 2014

Howard Fellows Stadium at LP is a great place to watch football. For one night at least it was also a place for a sleepover.  Over a dozen students with LP’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes slept overnight Saturday on the football field as part of “Stadium Stay”. The students received a brief taste of what its like to be homeless.

During the night they heard from speakers like Carol Alcorn with PADS homeless shelter, had a light dinner and played games. Some of the students put together cardboard boxes to sleep in.

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Deer collision sends two people in Streator to the hospital

Posted by wlpo on May 12, 2014

When there’s an accident involving a deer, usually the deer and vehicle get the worst of it.

Sunday night, a deer collision sent two people to the hospital. Brandi Huffines of Streator was on a county road east of Streator last night when she hit a deer.

She and her passenger Scott Wachowski also of Streator were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital.

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Fire near Somonauk under investigation

Posted by wlpo on May 12, 2014

It still isn’t clear what started a fire that heavily damaged a metal pole building and adjacent apartment in rural Somonauk.

The fire was discovered before sunrise Sunday. Somonauk Fire Chief Pat Colford estimates the damage to the building and contents at $150,000.  He says people were home when it started but he won’t speculate on what started the fire that’s still be investigated.  No one was injured.  Several other departments were called for mutual aid.

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