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Archive for February 16th, 2015

Nuclear plant’s emergency preparedness brochures mailed

Posted by wlpo on February 16, 2015

A brochure from Exelon will soon be arriving in the mail if you live near the La Salle generating station. Exelon says they mailed more than $15,000 emergency planning brochures to people and businesses within 10 miles of its La Salle nuclear plant.

The annual brochures are required by federal law and include information about general emergency preparedness, including reception center locations, evacuation routes, a map, and a list of emergency alert broadcast stations.

You’re encouraged to keep the brochure in case you need it.

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Thousands raised to help tuition costs at St. Bede Academy

Posted by wlpo on February 16, 2015

Your 2015 Mr. SBA is Dr. Bob Morrow, Class of 85.

Morrow outperformed eight other contestants to take home the prestigious title Saturday night. The annual fundraiser helped to collect over $30,000 for tuition support.

Other contestants in the talent show included a deacon and football coach at St. Bede.

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La Salle animal shelter does deep cleaning after dog dies from respiratory virus

Posted by wlpo on February 16, 2015

The Illinois Valley stepped up yet again to help someone in need.

After a dog died from the highly contagious Parvo Virus over the weekend, Illinois Valley Animal Rescue in La Salle shut down and put out a plea for blankets, sheets and towels so they could replace the old bedding and totally clean out the dog area of the shelter yesterday. IVAR officials say the number of donations were amazing.

Donations of towels, sheets and blankets are still being accepted. You can drop them off in a bin outside the shelter on the north end of La Salle.

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Investigation continues into fire near downtown Princeton

Posted by wlpo on February 16, 2015

A few cats were killed in a fire that had over 50 firefighters responding in Princeton.

The initial 9-1-1 call came around 9 Saturday morning about a two-story home on fire at 103 East Marion Street, not far from the Apollo Theater. Lt. Luke Davis says at one point firemen had to pull back to avoid the main floor of the house collapsing. Nearly a dozen departments responded and Davis says it was a big help in the bitter cold.

Crews were on scene for about eight hours. The state fire marshal’s office was called to investigate the cause of the fire.

No one was home when the fire started.

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