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Archive for July 30th, 2015

Two people sent to hospital after crash near Lowell

Posted by wlpo on July 30, 2015

Two semi drivers were hurt after a crash north of Lowell.

It happened just after noon Thursday along Route 178. The crash heavily damaged two semis and closed down a stretch of Route 178 for about two hours.

Both Robert Anderson of Ottawa and Eric Arbo of Newark were taken to Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru with non-life threatening injuries. Anderson was blamed for the crash since he was ticketed for failing to yield.

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Fundraiser planned for family of Streator car crash victim

Posted by wlpo on July 30, 2015

Nearly two months after a Streator teen died of complications from a car crash, a benefit will help out his family.

The Leo Cardoza Family Benefit is this Saturday from 5 until 11 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Streator. The goal is to help Cardoza’s family pay for medical and funeral expenses. Tickets are $10 which includes food and drinks.

The 18-year-old was involved in a wreck along with two of his Streator High School classmates last November on a county road north of Streator. Ben Newton was killed during the crash while KeeganTerry survived and graduated this past May.

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Several charges against a La Salle man accused of fighting with the police

Posted by wlpo on July 30, 2015

Some arrests are harder than others.

Twenty-three-year-old Christian Hass of La Salle is accused of putting up a big fight with police on Wednesday. He was arrested not only for domestic battery and possession of pot and paraphernalia, but also for aggravated battery to an officer, resisting an officer and obstructing an officer. Hass was picked up at a home on 3rd Street in La Salle.

He was sent to the county jail.

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No arrests made yet in Mendota case where a teenage girl was attacked and robbed

Posted by wlpo on July 30, 2015

More than three weeks after an 18-year-old girl was attacked and robbed in Mendota, the Mendota Police Department has had no luck in finding out who is responsible.

The detective who spoke with Classic Hits 103.9 WLPO says the department has had no leads whatsoever in finding out who’s to blame for the July 7th crime, where a girl was pulled out of her car, beaten and robbed near Lake Mendota. Investigators have said they’re looking to talk with four white men.

The detective says police went door-to-door in the neighborhood for possible witnesses and have checked nearby businesses for video footage. There is a description of the suspects, but that information hasn’t been released to the public due to questions about its accuracy.

Police have said from the start they believe the story is legitimate.

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Construction in the heart of downtown Oglesby will continue into August

Posted by wlpo on July 30, 2015

The Walnut Street project through Oglesby takes a break the rest of this week, but work is far from done.

After taking Thursday and Friday off, construction continues Monday on the main drag through Oglesby with oil being applied to the road. Because of the oil, you aren’t allowed to park on Walnut Street from Columbia Avenue to the Railroad Bridge on Monday and Tuesday.

The Walnut Street construction project also includes new curbs and handicap ramps along with water main improvements.

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