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IVCC planning a day to see celebrate Abraham Lincoln

Posted by wlpo on April 2, 2015

If you’re intrigued by Abraham Lincoln, clear April 18th off your calendar so you can take a trip.

Illinois Valley Community College is hosting an event called “Looking for Lincoln”. The day-long trip starts with a breakfast and visit to the travelling Lincoln exhibit inside the Peter Miller Community Technology Center. You’ll then take a trip to Springfield to visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, the Lincoln Home National Historic Site and make a final stop at the Lincoln Monument in Oak Ridge Cemetery after catching lunch.

The cost of the trip which includes tips, gratuities and snacks is $109 per person. If interested in going, call Kim Koehler at IVCC.

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Marijuana bust in Bureau County

Posted by wlpo on April 2, 2015

A guy named Miles was arrested miles from home in Bureau County.

Miles Limburg of Michigan was pulled over Tuesday and arrested for unlawful possession of cannabis. He’s accused of having 10 pounds of cannabis in his vehicle.

Limburg was taken to the Bureau County Jail. His bond was set at $80,000.

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L-P Rummage Sale will help teachers and staff in cases of emergencies

Posted by wlpo on April 2, 2015

When it comes to school fundraisers, normally you donate to a booster club or foundation. An upcoming fundraiser at LP High School instead will benefit the teachers and staff.

The 2nd Annual L-P Rummage Sale is Saturday, April 11th from 8 until 2 inside the Sellett Gym. Proceeds benefit “Cavs in Crisis” which is a fund to help teachers and staff handle unexpected losses like emergency medical costs or maybe even losing a home to a fire.

The rummage sale will have clothes, toys, furniture, books, and small appliances. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and bake sale.

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Woman hurt after falling on trail at Starved Rock

Posted by wlpo on April 2, 2015

Another hiker was hurt at Starved Rock State Park after a fall. But it wasn’t down a canyon.

Utica Fire Chief Ben Brown says a woman possibly broke her arm after tripping on a trail near Wildcat Canyon. Ottawa River Rescue helped firefighters take her across the river where she was eventually taken by ambulance to Illinois Valley Community Hospital.

The fall happened just after two Wednesday afternoon.

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Field fires galore in the Illinois Valley

Posted by wlpo on April 2, 2015

If there’s one positive to the rain it’s that there shouldn’t be any grass and brush fires to worry about.

Firefighters from across the Illinois Valley were kept busy Wednesday with several calls about what started as controlled burns quickly spreading into out of control grass or brush fires aided by gusty winds.

Just before 11:30, Mendota and Troy Grove firefighters responded to a grass fire that spread to a telephone pole along the west side of Interstate 39. A few minutes later, Spring Valley and Ladd firefighters were called to a grass fire on Deerpath Road south of Hall High School. An ambulance was also called for a man who collapsed near the fire. He was taken to St. Margaret’s Hospital.

Places like Magnolia, Marseilles and Seatonville dealt with afternoon field fires.

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