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Archive for April 26th, 2015

Rainy weekend across the Illinois Valley

Posted by wlpo on April 26, 2015

If you mowed your grass before this past weekend, chances are it’s almost time to mow again.

According to the National Weather Service, La Salle got 1.75 inches of rain from Friday thru Saturday. That’s the most in all of the Chicago coverage area of the weather service.

Over an inch also fell in Peru, Mendota, Streator, Ottawa, Seneca and Marseilles.

The next chance of rain is Friday night.

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Little time left for the current Hall High School building

Posted by wlpo on April 26, 2015

Like many high schools, prom was last weekend at Hall. But Hall High School’s prom took on even more significance with it being the last one in the current school.

Plans are for the current school to be demolished in June and the brand new Hall High School ready to go for classes in August. An open house to take maybe one final look at the current school is this Sunday from 1 until 4.

You can tour the school, take pictures and order your commemorative brick from the existing school. Proceeds will go towards raising money for a new track.

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Recycling events leave some disappointed

Posted by wlpo on April 26, 2015

Was it bad weather, worker’s safety or just bad planning? Whatever the reason, two electronics recycling pickups ended early Saturday leaving many unhappy.

Both the countywide recycling event in Ottawa and the drop for people in Peru and La Salle in the Carus parking lot ended well before the scheduled end time of 1. People waiting in with electronics to drop off were turned away. The line in Peru stretched for several blocks along 6th Street as the rain came down.

An apology message to everyone who was turned away in Peru was posted on the city’s official Facebook page. The apology said it was a combination of terrible weather, unsafe working conditions and overwhelming demand that led to the drop off ending early.

Electronics drop off events have become extremely popular since a law passed making it illegal for garbage companies to pick up TVs from your curb.

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St. Bede auction results may top last year’s

Posted by wlpo on April 26, 2015

It’s early, but St. Bede’s annual auction -held in the gym Saturday night – may have raked in more money this year than last. Julia Yaklich, Development Director, was cautiously optimistic about the amount raised. Final totals won’t be known for a while.

Last year, the school pullled in over $200-thousand dollars. Trips and a wine tasting were auctioned off Saturday night. There was 50 on-line items and 150 silent auction items. This year marks the 125th anniversary of St. Bede Academy.

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Water main repairs completed in Oglesby

Posted by wlpo on April 26, 2015

Oglesby Commissioner Dennis Yborra says the water is back on in a portion of Oglesby experiencing a main break late Saturday night. Yborra told “Classic Hits 103-9 WLPO” news that 6 homes and Lincoln School have been notified they’ll have to boil their water until, perhaps, sometime late Monday morning.  The break was found on Morman Street just west of the school.

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