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Bernabei thinks Route 251 intersection needs changes

Posted by wlpo on August 15, 2015

Do you think the intersection of Route 251 and Ben Samek Road, south of the Illinois River is dangerous and needs something done about it? You aren’t alone.

Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei is one of the supporters of making the T-intersection safer. Bernabei said the department has gotten plenty of calls over the last several years at the intersection, and most of the time they are very serious.

Bernabei said even though the intersection falls under the jurisdiction of Peru Police, it’s a state highway. So the Illinois Department of Transportation has control over the speed limits there, as well as how the intersection is set up.

Bernabei said the police department has petitioned and had talks with IDOT about making changes at the intersection.

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Marseilles woman facing meth charges

Posted by wlpo on August 15, 2015

A Marseilles woman already in trouble with police found herself in much bigger trouble after getting caught with meth.

Mandy Goins was pulled over for a traffic stop Thursday at Columbus and Jones Streets in Ottawa. She was arrested on a complaint of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and on a warrant for probation violation. Goins’ was on probation for possession of a controlled substance.

She was taken to the La Salle County Jail.

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Crash sends both drivers to hospital, jail

Posted by wlpo on August 15, 2015

A two-car crash north of Marseilles sent both drivers to the hospital, and then to jail.

Shortly after 1:30 Saturday morning, Ramone Fuller of Chicago was heading west near the intersection of County Highways 15 and 4 when he had to pull over after his car broke down. Eric Poole of Marseilles didn’t see Fuller on the side of the road and ran into him from behind.

Both were taken to OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.

Poole was charged with DUI and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Fuller was found to be on a Lake County Warrant for contempt of court, and was also charged with improper parking on a roadway and driving while license suspended.

Poole and Fuller were both taken to the La Salle County Jail.

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