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Significant rain and storms expected Monday

Posted by wlpo on July 11, 2015

Not only does the National Weather Service think we could  get drenched Monday in the Illinois Valley, it also believes there’s a moderate risk of severe weather Monday night.  A Flash Flood watch for LaSalle County starts at 1am. It does not include Bureau or Putnam Counties. The Weather Service says storms will develop over Minnesota and the Dakotas bringing heavy rainfall to northeast Illinois after 3am.

By Monday night,  the Illinois Valley will have a significant risk for damaging winds, large hail…and possible tornados. By Monday night late, the Illinois Valley potentially could receive upwards of 3 inches of rain.

Moist unstable air has settled in overhead and is 1 ingredient for Monday’s expected weather.

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Unidentified Illinois man injured in South Dakota

Posted by wlpo on July 11, 2015

An Illinois man was seriously hurt after falling 150 feet Saturday in Badlands National Park. The Peoria Journal Star reports law enforcement officers said the 26-year old man fell about 2pm near Sheep Mountain Table in western South Dakota.

Pennington County Sheriff’s office said the man was transported by helicopter from the park to a Rapid City hospital. The Sheriff’s office did not immediately identify the man. His condition is unknown.

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Police foil alleged weekend burglary

Posted by wlpo on July 11, 2015

A 9-1-1 call about 5:30am Saturday ended an apparent burglary in a Streator residence. Streator police say the tip brought an officer to the 300 block of Sumner where he caught 20-year old Terry Campbell.  The Streator man was charged with burglary, possession of cannabis, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.   Campbell went to the county jail.

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Troy Grove crossing work starts Monday

Posted by wlpo on July 11, 2015

If you live in Troy Grove and are trying to get to Interstate 39, it’s about to become a headache. Starting Monday, the Union Pacific railroad crossing on Route 52 just east of Troy Grove will be closed so the crossing can be rebuilt. The closing will last about 2 weeks.

Route 52 will be detoured around the closure with eastbound traffic taking Route 34 to I-39 southbound then back to 52; and westbound traffic taking I-39 northbound to Route 34 back to 52.

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