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Archive for October 22nd, 2014

La Salle residents encouraged to complete surveys

Posted by wlpo on October 22, 2014

If you live in La Salle, you’ll be receiving a survey in your water bill. Information collected from the surveys will be used by the state to decide if La Salle should be eligible for CDAP grant money.

You were last surveyed five years ago. Since then, the city has received nearly $5 million in grant money for infrastructure work.

To entice you to complete and return the survey to city hall, the city will be picking four people to receive $100 gift certificates for La Salle businesses.

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Safe driving habits are an important lesson at Fieldcrest High School

Posted by wlpo on October 22, 2014

Teenagers are not great drivers, but they are learning. Students at Fieldcrest High School in Minonk are learning to become safer drivers through a Teen Safe Driving program.

Sheila Haley oversees the program and special day of driving exercises Thursday.  Haley says students will be able to drive a golf cart while wearing impairment goggles. Another course will force them to drive around cones while texting.

She says the high school began the driving program in 2009 after receiving a state grant. The grant was created to reduce the number of teen driving deaths. Statewide, teen driving deaths are down by over half since 2007.

You can learn more about the program by listening to an interview that’s up at the Classic Hits 103.9 WLPO news page.

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Veterans wanted to be recognized at L-P

Posted by wlpo on October 22, 2014

Do you think kids get more out of Veteran’s Day by being out of school or being in school to learn about and honor vets in the classroom?

L-P is among a growing list of schools that don’t have Veteran’s Day off anymore. They instead are choosing to have a Veterans Day program at school Tuesday, November 11th.

If you or anyone you know is an L-P graduate or retired teacher that served in the military, the school wants a photo of them along with name, rank, branch of service and graduation year so they can be included in the Veterans Day slideshow.

There’s a form to fill out with information about each veteran so they can be recognized. You can find it at

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Halloween tradition returns to the IV Y

Posted by wlpo on October 22, 2014

Your children don’t need to wait until October 31 to celebrate Halloween.  You can get them dressed up for an afternoon of games at the Illinois Valley Y Saturday.

At the 99.3 WAJK Boo Bash your children can participate in trick-or-treat starting in the parking lot at 10:30am.  They will find games, prizes and a photo booth inside from 11am-1pm.

Admission is free and is open to children 10 and younger.

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