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LaSalle County under Watch

Posted by wlpo on July 12, 2014

 LaSalle County and the northeast quarter of the State will be under a Flash Flood Watch tonight from 7pm until 1pm Sunday.  Heavy rainfall is anticipated in this period of time. Bureau and Putnam Counties are not included in this watch.

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New law to help Illinois students with dyslexia

Posted by wlpo on July 12, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) – A new state law aims to help Illinois students with dyslexia.

The law entitles dyslexic students to special education services. It also creates a reading instruction advisory group that will train educators on how to identify and teach students with dyslexia.

Gov. Pat Quinn signed the measure on Saturday. The law is effective immediately.

The Illinois House and Senate unanimously supported the measure.

Sen. Melinda Bush is a Grayslake Democrat and co-sponsor of the bill. She says dyslexic students can fall behind quickly if their disability isn’t identified.  

In a statement, Quinn says the law will help Illinois students get the assistance they need to succeed. The Chicago Democrat says: “Many people throughout history have achieved greatness in spite of the challenges they faced with dyslexia.”

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Tickets go on sale for “Rent” at Stage 212

Posted by wlpo on July 12, 2014

One of the first popular musicals to offer a serious portrayal of people living with HIV and AIDS was “Rent”. Stage 212 in La Salle is one of the first community theaters to produce it locally.

It will run August 7-10. Tickets went on sale Saturday for $20 each.

It’s directed by Daniel Haun. The cast includes Kevin Alleman, Joey Beavers, A.J. Botero, Natalie Hrovat, Casey Kasprowicz, Sophie Smigel, Andrew Strickler, and Sean Walsh.

         

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Earlville man arrested for domestic battery

Posted by wlpo on July 12, 2014

Things got out of hand at a home in Earlville. Sheriff’s deputies were called before 1am Saturday for James Emerson. Emerson is accused domestic battery and unlawful interfering with the reporting of domestic battery. He was taken to the La Salle County Jail.

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La Salle man accused of felony trespassing

Posted by wlpo on July 12, 2014

One of the last things you want to wake up to is the sound of someone trying to break into your house. A man from La Salle faces a felony trespassing charge after police say he tried forcing his way into a house on Bucklin Street early Thursday morning.

Travis Kaszynski was also arrested for criminal damage to property and was taken to the La Salle County Jail to await a bond hearing.

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