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Fireworks and talent show on tap for Streator

Posted by wlpo on July 5, 2014

Cash money is on the line Saturday night for the finals of 99.3 WAJK’s “Red, White, Blue and You” Talent Competition.

Ten finalists will compete for the $100 top prize at Streator High School’s football field. There are also cash prizes for second and third-place finishers.

The talent show starts at 7:30. After the show will be Streator’s annual fireworks display synched to music from 99.3 WAJK.

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Leland man accused in July 4th police chase

Posted by wlpo on July 5, 2014

Hopefully your holiday was fun but didn’t include going to jail.

Daniel Michael of Leland was sent to the Kendall County Jail after allegedly leading police on a chase Friday¬†afternoon. Deputies say they tried stopping Michael on Route 25 in Oswego for a traffic violation but he drove away. He’s accused of leading police on a chase that ended in Yorkville.

Michael was arrested for felony fleeing or attempting to elude police and reckless driving. He’s also facing several traffic tickets.

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Manhunt ends for man who allegedly committed murder near Paw Paw

Posted by wlpo on July 5, 2014

A man accused of two murders including one at the Interstate 39 rest area near Paw Paw has been captured.

36-year-old Terence Doddy was arrested just before noon Friday in Beloit, Wisconsin. He allegedly led police on a 25-minute chase.

Doddy is suspected in killing 44-year-old Tonya Bargman of Monticello at the southbound rest area Tuesday near Paw Paw. The day before he allegedly killed his co-worker 37-year-old Todd Hansmeier of Rockford at their job site in Rockford.

Troopers says Doddy was driving Bargman’s car when the chase began yesterday. He was caught after losing control and crashing into trees after driving over stop sticks.

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St. Bede hopes new arch is a gateway to the future

Posted by wlpo on July 5, 2014

If you went to St. Bede years ago, you probably remember the “Gateway Arch”.

Last Saturday, members of the Class of 1964 helped break ground on the new arch at the academy. The arch is an initial part of the Legacy Project, which is a construction plan that includes upgrades, renovations and new construction.

The new arch will be near the north entrance to the school. The old arch was at the entrance of St. Bede Lane.

The class of ’64 is paying for the new arch. It’s supposed to be ready for the new school year.

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