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Archive for June 30th, 2015

Woman charged with aggravated battery, public intoxication at Oglesby City Hall

Posted by wlpo on June 30, 2015

An Oglesby woman is in trouble after causing quite the disturbance at the Oglesby City Hall.

Dixie Jakse was arrested around four Monday afternoon at the Oglesby City Hall. She was charged with aggravated battery to a police officer, disorderly conduct, resisting a police officer, and public intoxication.

Jakse was taken to the La Salle County Jail.

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Former Jerry Springer security guard latest to take up Mesarchik case

Posted by wlpo on June 30, 2015

The story of an unsolved murder in Streator made daytime television.

The mother and sister of Dalton Mesarchik appeared yesterday on the “Steve Wilkos Show”. The title of the episode was “Are They Capable of Killing Their Own Brother”.

The seven-year-old Mesarchik was found dead in the Vermillion River twelve years ago. His mom and sister went on the show to try and dispel rumors that Dalton’s sister Deana killed her younger brother.

There is still a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of Mesarchik’s murderer.

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Valley Photo owners ready to retire, ending an era

Posted by wlpo on June 30, 2015

A staple in the Illinois Valley will close its doors August 15th.

Mike and Sheila Campbell are ready to retire which means Valley Photo in Spring Valley will be retired with them. The business got its start 47 years ago when Mike Campbell was 18 and processed sports films at MCJH Studios in Spring Valley. Eventually the business became Valley News before being renamed Valley Photo in 2000.

The store has four employees.

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Early morning fire call to the Dayton Ridge Golf Course clubhouse

Posted by wlpo on June 30, 2015

It’s a beautiful day for golf and the morning got off to a wild start at Dayton Ridge Golf Course in Ottawa.

La Salle County deputies and Wallace firefighters were called to the golf course just after 7 Tuesday morning for a fire inside the bar area. Turns out a basket of towels and work gloves on top of the bar caught fire.

Deputies think the materials were washed and dried last night but had oil residue on them which caused the gloves and towels to smolder overnight and finally self-ignite this morning.

There was only a small amount of damage to the bar.

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“American Pickers” planning a summer stop in Hennepin

Posted by wlpo on June 30, 2015

Are you a fan of the History Channel show “American Pickers”? The show is looking for forgotten relics in Hennepin.

Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are filming episodes this summer and plan on making a stop in Hennepin. The “American Pickers” are looking for interesting characters with interesting and unique items.

If you have a large collection or want to refer someone to Wolfe or Fritz, call 855-old-rust.

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