Classic Hits 103.9 WLPO

News from the Illinois Valley

  • Follow Classic Hits 103.9 WLPO on
  • Subscribe

Archive for June 7th, 2014

Mendota man faces deportation

Posted by wlpo on June 7, 2014

Deportation is a possibility for a man in Mendota accused of immigration violations.   49-year-old Jose Avila was pulled over Friday evening and arrested for DUI and improper lane usage. Officers discovered he was wanted on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement warrant.

Avila was being held in the La Salle County Jail pending an administrative hearing.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Caterpillar to close plants in Sterling and Dixon

Posted by wlpo on June 7, 2014

Efficiency and not performance is why Caterpillar says they’re closing plants in Sterling and Dixon and moving production to a plant in Michigan.

The company told employees at their subsidiary Anchor Coupling about the move Friday. The plants make hydraulic hose assemblies. Also closing in Sterling is a distribution center. 170 full-time jobs will be lost in Illinois.

Caterpillar says production will slow down in the fourth quarter of this year and the plants will be closed during the first quarter of next year. Workers losing their jobs will be offered severance packages.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Final day of Celebrate La Salle features talent competition

Posted by wlpo on June 7, 2014

You’ll find plenty of activities to keep your children occupied at Celebrate La Salle. The final day of the festival at Hegeler Park features a craft show from 11am-5pm and kids’ games from 1-5pm. The softball tournament resumes at 12pm.

The area’s talented will be on stage competing in the La Salle Idol contest that’s hosted by 99.3 WAJK’s Jaimie London. The competition starts at 1pm. The food stands and beer garden will be open from 11am until 11pm.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »