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Archive for October 17th, 2014

Allegedly confronting his ex-girlfriend leads to host of charges for La Salle man

Posted by wlpo on October 17, 2014

It was a wild night for a man from La Salle.

It all started Thursday when Spring Valley Police took a call about Andres Tello allegedly confronting his ex and her companion. When he left, officers say he hit a parked car and got stuck near the Spring Valley Post Office. Tello then is accused of fleeing the area before he was eventually tracked down and arrested at a home in La Salle.

Tello was picked up for assault, reckless driving, two counts of failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and illegal transportation of alcohol. He posted bond and was released.

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Woman allegedly tries stealing over a thousand dollars worth of bras in Peru

Posted by wlpo on October 17, 2014

Bras at Victoria’s Secret aren’t cheap. A woman from Chicago is accused of trying to steal over a thousand dollars worth of bras from the Victoria’s Secret in Peru.

Latasha Childs of Chicago was arrested Thursday night for felony retail theft. Officers found her hiding near a mall bathroom. She had allegedly tried to hide the bag with 24 bras inside a trash can.

Childs was taken to the La Salle County Jail.

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State announces money to pay for Route 251 resurfacing in Peru

Posted by wlpo on October 17, 2014

Last week on Classic Hits 103.9 WLPO you heard about plans to resurface Route 251 in Peru. Thursday Governor Pat Quinn officially announced how the construction is being paid for.

The state is paying Advanced Asphalt of Princeton $4.3 million to resurface Route 251 from just north of Interstate 80 south to Shooting Park Road. The cash comes from the state’s “Illinois Jobs Now!” construction fund.

Besides resurfacing the road, crews will also put in new sidewalk ramps and traffic light timers.

The work should be done by July 4th.

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Illinois sets up Ebola hotline

Posted by wlpo on October 17, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) – Got questions you need answered about Ebola? The Illinois Department of Public Health has activated a hotline on Ebola.

Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck says it’ll be managed by staff from the Illinois Poison Center who will be able to answer questions about the virus and the state’s response.

The hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Operators will answer questions about how Ebola is spread, who’s at risk, when someone should go to a doctor and other topics.

The hotline number is 800-889-3931.

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