Classic Hits 103.9 WLPO

News from the Illinois Valley

Archive for April 5th, 2015

County wide electronic recycling coming

Posted by wlpo on April 5, 2015

Got some old electronics to get rid of? There is a countywide electronics pick up planned later this month in Ottawa. You can bring up to 10 things to drop off April 25 from 9 – 1 at the Etna Road governmental complex.  It’s for individuals…not businesses.

Things you can recycle include: TV’s, computers, phones and cameras.  Small appliances, batteries, vaccuums and refrigerators will not be taken.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

New leads reported in Zywicki case

Posted by wlpo on April 5, 2015

The Tammy Zywicki case is now 2 years older than the 21-year old New Jersey woman who disappeared near Utica in 1992. Channel 5 Chicago reports Illinois State Police have new leads thanks to cold case specialists based in Philadelphia. Vidocq investigators and forensic experts gave State Police 6 new leads, one of which Master Sergeant Jeff Padilla says was never properly vetted.

Zywicki disappeared 2 miles east of the I-80 Utica exit while returning to college in Iowa. Her body was found 9 days later along I-44 near Springfield, Missouri. She had been raped and stabbed.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Aunt accused of aiding escape

Posted by wlpo on April 5, 2015

Authorities have arrested the aunt of an eastern Illinois jail inmate on suspicion she helped aided his escape. The inmate, Kamron Taylor, was captured Friday night after a nearly 3-day manhunt. The Daily Journal reports he escaped from the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee, where his aunt used to work as a guard. Her bond was set at $150,000.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Pope delivers Easter message

Posted by wlpo on April 5, 2015

Pope Francis has delivered an Easter message of cautious hope in his annual “Urbi et Orbi” message. He praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa. Earlier, he celebrated an outdoor Mass in St. Peter’s square attended by tens of thousands of people despite a downpour. Thousands of visitor also crowded the Holy Land where the cavernous Holy Sepulcher church in Jerusalem was packed with worshippers.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »