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Archive for August 19th, 2015

Gun charges for a Sheridan man who allegedly beat his father

Posted by wlpo on August 19, 2015

How could someone be mad enough at their dad to beat him up and also fire off a gun?

Scott Wilkinson of Sheridan is accused of going to his 83-year-old dad’s house Tuesday night in Marseilles. While there, the younger Wilkinson is accused of beating his father and firing off a pistol inside the house. The son took off before deputies arrived but was later arrested at his own home for domestic battery, possession of a firearm by a felon, and reckless discharge of a firearm.

Scott Wilkinson was taken to the county while his dad was rushed to Morris Community Hospital.

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Things being stolen out of garages in La Salle

Posted by wlpo on August 19, 2015

The La Salle Police Department needs your help to solve a rash of recent residential burglaries.

Detectives are looking into several leads on the burglaries, which have been happening on the Far East side of town, by Utica. In most cases things were stolen out of garages after doors were left unlocked.

If you have any information that could help, you’re asked to call the La Salle police department or the Illinois Valley Crimestoppers. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could get a cash reward.

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Evening run will benefit the United Way

Posted by wlpo on August 19, 2015

Most 5Ks are held in the morning, but this Friday you have the chance to partake in a race at dusk.

The annual Dash at Dusk 5K Run/Walk is at Senica’s Oak Ridge in La Salle.
The race starts at 6:30 on the golf course. Afterwards, there will be entertainment including a party and beer garden until midnight featuring a DJ. All 5K participants 21 and over will get a free beer wristband for the beer garden.

Cost of the race is $30 and includes a T-shirt. All proceeds benefit the United Way.

For more information or how to register, click Dash at Dusk 5K

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Spring Valley leaders want more people to sign up for emergency alert system

Posted by wlpo on August 19, 2015

A city alert system only works if you sign up for it.

An alert went out in Spring Valley recently about the water issues but according to the NewsTribune, aldermen fear many in Spring Valley aren’t signed up. The city uses a “CodeRed” system that sends alerts out using emails, text messages and phone calls. Police Chief Kevin Sangston says they’re looking at a system that’s more user-friendly and more importantly, an alert system that more people will sign up for.

For now, you can sign up for alerts in Spring Valley by clicking SV CodeRed

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