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Archive for September 10th, 2014

Online bill pay added in La Salle

Posted by wlpo on September 10, 2014

Paying your city bill online saves you a trip to the city clerk’s office. La Salle has added online bill pay as an option for paying your monthly city bill. You are already allowed to have your payment automatically taken from a bank account. With online bill pay you can see your current and past bills and approve a payment.

You’ll find a link to the La Salle’s website .  You can still drop off a check.

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Stready rain causes some flash flooding

Posted by wlpo on September 10, 2014

Flash flooding caused some drivers to be turned back trying to get into Mendota.

Crews with the Illinois Department of Transportation put up barricades for a few hours Wednesday morning because of high water at the Route 251 viaduct on the southwest side of Mendota. A Mendota police dispatcher says the water got almost two feet high.

There were also reports of water on roads on Route 34 near LaMoille and Route 34 east of Interstate 39.

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La Salle Police Department loses a drug dog

Posted by wlpo on September 10, 2014

Officers from across the Illinois Valley are mourning the death of La Salle K9 Justis.

His handler Brian Zebron says Justis died last night from pancreatic cancer. He says Justis was so strong that he didn’t even show signs of cancer until the very end. In fact he was successful in finding drugs the night before he died.

The 10-year-old Belgian Malinois started working with Zebron in 2008. During his career he’s credited with helping to find $13 million worth of drugs and drug money in the Illinois Valley.

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La Salle adding text messaging as a way to get information out

Posted by wlpo on September 10, 2014

Are you more likely to answer your cell phone or check a text message?

La Salle has an emergency phone notification system that can call registered phones, but for people who don’t answer their phone they are adding a text messaging service.

The city council Tuesday night agreed to a one-year deal with Home Pages that gives the city unlimited texting to subscribers. The price is $995 a year.

Mayor Jeff Grove they could use it for boil orders, weather alerts or more.

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