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Archive for May 23rd, 2014

Run in Ladd raising money to battle colon cancer

Posted by wlpo on May 23, 2014

It should be a beautiful day for a run in Ladd.

The fifth annual Get Your Rear in Gear 5K run/walk is Saturday. Registration starts at 7 with the walk/run starting at 9 at the Ladd Community Center.

Hundreds of people are expected to take part and raise money to fight colon cancer. All the money stays local. Last year over $12,000 was raised and donated to Illinois Valley Community Hospital, St. Margaret’s Hospital and the Bureau County Health and Wellness Center.

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Latest budget proposal shot down in Springfield

Posted by wlpo on May 23, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Illinois House has overwhelmingly rejected a $34.5 billion “doomsday” budget that would spell out deep cuts to schools and social services next year.

The budget plan was proposed by legislative leaders after it became clear there weren’t enough votes to support an earlier budget that relied on extending Illinois’ temporary income tax increase. Lawmakers rejected the budget proposal 103-6 with only Democrats voted for the plan.

Republicans say lawmakers could build a better budget.

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Morgan Wilson’s annual Memorial Day show gets new time slot

Posted by wlpo on May 23, 2014

The very popular Memorial Day tribute show by Morgan Wilson is moving up an hour earlier.

Due to the 10 o’clock start of St. Bede’s regional title baseball game Saturday, you’ll be able to hear Wilson’s show at 9 o’clock instead of the 10 on Classic Hits 103.9 WLPO.

The Memorial Day Tribute with Morgan Wilson is sponsored by Wilson Landscaping & Nursery, King Landcare, Gearhart Law Office and Bob Herington, Edward Jones in Peru.

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Market for homes continues to improve in La Salle County

Posted by wlpo on May 23, 2014

Do you know anyone who closed on a house recently? Home sales numbers are a mixed bag in the Illinois Valley.

April proved to be a good month for realtors in La Salle County with 91 closed sales, up from 77 the month before. In Bureau County 20 homes were closed on last month, down from 27 in March. Putnam County also saw a drop going from 7 closed sales in March to 4 in April.

Price wise, the median price of homes closed on in April was higher in all three counties than the month before. The median sale price for a home in Bureau County was $90,000, a few thousand more than La Salle County. Homes closed in Putnam County averaged around $48,000.

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