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Medical marijuana is on the Peru council agenda again

Posted by wlpo on July 13, 2014

Medical marijuana is back on the Peru City Council agenda. During a committee of the whole meeting Monday, the council will hear a presentation from the Med Farm and another from Mark Janko and two other people. The presentations are scheduled to begin at 6pm.

The city has the interest of at least one medical marijuana cultivation center that presented their plans last month.

The regular city council meeting follows at 7:30pm where the council isn’t planning to take action on anything marijuana related.

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Pop Music the theme for next Oglesby band concert

Posted by wlpo on July 13, 2014

What better way to spend a cool July evening than with friends and music. You can hear a free Oglesby Municipal Band concert Tuesday night at the Dickinson House.

Pop music is the theme of the performance that begins at 7pm. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets.

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Expect traffic delays on Shooting Park Rd Monday

Posted by wlpo on July 13, 2014

If you’ve been avoiding Shooting Park Road in Peru because of the construction work, you should continue to. The public works department says crews are scheduled to be working on the west end of the road Monday applying an oil tack coat and placing a fabric on the surface. Traffic will be down to one-lane in each direction.

Crews want to be able to put down another layer of asphalt Tuesday and Wednesday.

Crews will also be putting an asphalt surface course down on Becker Drive and 31st Street Monday. They could be working on north Pulaski Street late today, if not Tuesday.

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New ambulance in service at Utica

Posted by wlpo on July 13, 2014

A $180,000 ambulance is in service barely 24 hours after it arrived at the Utica Fire Department.  During the ice cream social Saturday night, Chief Ben Brown laid a plaque inside the vehicle. 

The plaque honors the late Shelba Bimm who died in April 2013.  Bimm was a 30-year department veteran, started the ambulance service and oversaw fundraising for the new ambulance.  Brown told Classic Hits 103.9 WLPO the ambulance is state of the art and even includes airbags for the patient and personnel in case of an accident.

Brown says the next project is replacing extrication tools used in accidents along I-39 and 80.  The ambulance arrived Friday.

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Concerts for a Cause arrives

Posted by wlpo on July 13, 2014

“Mother Nature” seems to like  the idea of an outdoor concert Sunday at the Illinois Valley Regional Airport in Peru.  It’s one of Lou’s Lagrotto “Concerts for a Cause”. 

Thomas Rhett takes the stage at 8pm, preceded by Cole Swindell at 6:15pm.  Rhett is known for such hits as “Get Me Some of That” and “It Goes Like This”.  Swindell drew fans in with a song called “Chill’in It”. 

Opening acts include Brushville at 3:30pm and Drew Baldridge at 5pm.  Gates open at 2pm.

Ttickets are $50.  Stop by and meet 96.5 The Wolf’s morning guy, Rob Edwards and Jaimie London. You’ll also have the chance to win tickets to next weekend’s Country Life Music Festival in Peoria. A portion of today’s proceeds go to Lostant Elementary School.


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