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Archive for May 16th, 2014

Volunteers needed for suicide awareness walk

Posted by wlpo on May 16, 2014

Suicide is more common than you would like to believe. People who have lost a family member or friend because of suicide want to remember their loved one without stigma or getting a weird look.

You can help them by volunteering with the LaSalle County Out of the Darkness Walk. People are needed for the walk’s planning committee.  This year it will be Sunday, September 7 at Baker Lake in Peru.  If you would like to volunteer call Dawn Moutray at 815-780-3504. 

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Governor Quinn talks about home loan program in Peru

Posted by wlpo on May 16, 2014

Surrounded by realtors and a local family looking to buy a house, Governor Pat Quinn explained the state’s Welcome Home Illinois loan program.  The program allows you to take out a 30-year fixed rate mortgage, gives you $7,500 for a down-payment and locks you in at a low interest rate.

Quinn Friday visited the Illinois Valley Regional Airport in Peru during a day full of statewide appearances.  He says home ownership is good for the economy because homeowners spend money in their community.  Ellen Credi, a local realtor, backed up Quinn’s statement.

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Mendota Cub Scouts to raise money for bulletproof vest

Posted by wlpo on May 16, 2014

Help Cub Scouts in Mendota raise money to buy a bulletproof and stab-proof vest for a police dog.

Cub Scout Pack 4108 members will be riding their bikes from 10am until 12pm Saturday at Mendota Civic Center. They’ve asked for pledges each lap. They want to raise $1,000.

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IDOT looking for fix erosion on Route 6

Posted by wlpo on May 16, 2014

A stretch of Route 6 in Peru between Ptak’s Funeral Home and Pulaski Square is sometimes called Bridge Street though it’s not a bridge. The road is on ground surrounded by an embankment that has erosion its north side.

The road was down to one lane Thursday while a crew with IDOT was performing pavement coring. Bruce Hucker of IDOT says they were getting information as engineers consider how to correct the erosion.

Crews with IDOT had the road down to one lane last Thursday so temporary repairs could be made.

Hucker says the road is safe, it’s just the soil on the embankment that’s washing away.

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