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Beware the Ebola scams

Posted by wlpo on October 19, 2014

The Better Business Bureau and several government agencies are warning the public to be on the lookout for scams related to the Ebola virus.
Steve J. Bernas is president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and northern Illinois.

In an emailed statement, Bernas says scammers have moved quickly to take advantage of the public’s fear about the deadly virus. The scams include con artists soliciting donations to fake charities that claim to provide relief for victims. Others say they’re selling stock for companies they claim have found a cure.

The Federal Trade Commission has issued warning letters about scammers that are trying to sell “miracle” products they claim will prevent or cure Ebola. Officials say some of these products contain untested, dangerous ingredients.

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Rauner gets Sun-Times nod in Governor’s race

Posted by wlpo on October 19, 2014

The Chicago Sun-Times has endorsed Republican Bruce Rauner over Democratic Governor Pat Quinn in the race for Illinois governor. The endorsement published online Saturday calls Rauner “an extraordinarily capable businessman” who might be able to “break the stranglehold of uninspired, self-serving, 1-party rule in Springfield.” The newspaper calls Quinn a man of integrity. But it says his “uninspired tinkering on fiscal matters” won’t save Illinois.

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LPHS historic pipe organ plays again

Posted by wlpo on October 19, 2014

LP’s historic 1929 pipe organ will play this Saturday night accompanied by a classic 1925 silent film. Matt Baker handles public information and fundraising at LaSalle Peru High School.  Jeff Weiler, a  restoration expert, will demonstrate the refurbished organ and provide some history about the Matthiessen auditorium instrument.

LP Superintendent Steve Wrobleski will talk about additional organ restoration efforts followed by the silent film, “The Phantom of the Opera”. Weiler will provide organ accompanyment while the film is shown. The event is free this Saturday night and refreshments will be served.

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Spring Valley water main flushing continues

Posted by wlpo on October 19, 2014

They’re not done with hydrant flushing in Spring Valley. Jeff Norton, Superintendent of Public Works says the area west of Spaulding, south of Dakota and East of John Mitchell Avenue will be flushed nightly Sunday through Tuesday nights.

This Wednesday and Thursday, the area east of Spaulding and South of Dakota including Webster Park will be flushed. Hours each night are 10 – 5am.

If you live in these areas, expect increased turbidity and perhaps, low pressure. If the water is discolored, let it run until it clears.

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