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Depue native returns to entertain July 29th

Posted by wlpo on July 19, 2015

   After a year off due to health issues, DePue’s Al Pierson is back to lead Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians.

     The group returns Wednesday, July 29th to the shores of Lake DePue. They will play starting at 6 and be followed by “Last Call”. The concerts are free.  It’s part of the entertainment leading up to the U.S. Title Series National Boat Races on Lake Depue starting Friday, July 31st.

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Brushville headlines “Cops 4 Cancer” Saturday

Posted by wlpo on July 19, 2015

     They won “WildHorse Saloon’s Battle for the Saddle” in 2012 and have their own debut album. Brushville headlines the “Cops 4 Cancer” event this Saturday in Cerri Park in Cedar Point. It starts at Noon with admission $20 in advanced or at the door. Your admission includes food, water, soda and entertainment.

    Also performing Saturday are “303”, “The Craigs”, “Elwood Toast” and “County Line Brothers”. All proceeds go to “Cops 4 Cancer” who assists families who have a breadwinner affected by cancer. Payments are issued to help with utilities, groceries, rent and other items.

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Patient arrested for threatening hospital staff

Posted by wlpo on July 19, 2015

    If someone in a hospital is “out of control”, you might think hospital staff would sedate that person. Apparently, that was not an option as a Dekalb County deputy was called to Kishwaukee Hospital in Dekalb about 5:40am Sunday. The report says 67-year old Donald Jones of Dekalb was threatening to “spit” and “urinate” on hospital staff and even threatened their lives. Jones was released from the hospital and promptly went to Dekalb County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault.

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Support shown for dead Naperville woman

Posted by wlpo on July 19, 2015

A prayer walk for a Chicago-area woman found dead in a Texas jail cell last week has drawn hundreds of worshippers. The Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports participants walked silently Sunday around the grounds of DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lisle where Sandra Bland had attended. Many wore white ribbons with a photo of Bland and signed petitions urging an independent investigation of Bland’s death.

Authorities say the 28-year-old black woman from Naperville hanged herself. Her family questions that account.   Churchgoer Deitra Tribble tells the Daily Herald the official account of the death is “not the Sandy that we know.”

Bland’s death at the jail comes amid increased national scrutiny of police after a series of high-profile cases in which blacks have been killed by officers.

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Rockford Army Veteran ready to challenge Kinzinger

Posted by wlpo on July 19, 2015

     If 16th District Congressman Adam Kinzinger decides to run for his seat again, there’s a challenger waiting. According to a Northern Illinois Tea Party blog, Colin McGroarty is entering the Primary with hopes of eventually going to Washington. McGroarty is a Rockford technology consultant and Army Veteran.

     The former paratrooper says he wants to run a campaign that won’t succumb to the interests of “Big Money”. McGroarty sees Kinzinger as interested in going to war with Syria while McGroarty wants to get the U.S. out of foreign entanglements. He says Kinzinger is a key ally to the U. S. Chamber of Commerce’s support of amnesty.

    Speculation is Kinzinger will run again…but, it’s possible the Illinois GOP might persuade U.S. Senator Mark Kirk to retire and Kinzinger become their Senate candidate.

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“Operation Prom-ise” 5K Color Run Sunday

Posted by wlpo on July 19, 2015

     It’s the kind of 5K where you are covered in colors by runs end. It’s also in memory of a late LP instructor. “Operation Prom-ise 5K Color Run/ Walk is Sunday at Baker Lake. Registration is at 8:30 and the running and walking start at 10am.

     The cost is $25. Children 13 and under $20. Children under 5 enter for free. Entry fee includes a carry bag and a “Operation Prom-ise” Georgia Stohr T-shirt.

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