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Archive for September 21st, 2015

Three injured after crash in Spring Valley

Posted by wlpo on September 21, 2015

A fender bender on Route 6 in Spring Valley had two drivers and a passenger headed to St. Margaret’s Hospital.

Kaitlyn Toedter of Granville was stopped on Route 6 Friday evening because of a stalled out car in front of her when she was rear-ended by Robert Anderson of Spring Valley. Anderson told police that he didn’t realize the cars in front of him were stopped.

Anderson was taken by ambulance to the hospital while Toedter and her passenger, Chelsea Keen of Granville drove themselves to the ER.


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Anti-abortion kicks off in Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on September 21, 2015

Planned Parenthood has been in the news a lot lately and an annual “anti-abortion” movement is underway in Ottawa.

A group called Illinois Valley Citizens for Life hosted a rally yesterday in Washington Square to kick off the “40 Days for Life Campaign”. In past years, at least one person from the group has camped out in the Jordan Block in downtown Ottawa for 40 straight days. The protest is just steps away from a Planned Parenthood clinic on Court Street.

The Republican-led House last week approved a bill to freeze funding of Planned Parenthood do to the use of fetal tissue.

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Police chase involving a motorcycle ends in a crash near Marseilles

Posted by wlpo on September 21, 2015

A motorcyclist was flown to Peoria after wiping out east of Marseilles.

Troy Folkerts of Joliet crash just after midnight Monday morning along a county road. He was initially taken to the hospital in Ottawa before being flown to Peoria. No word yet on his condition.

Deputies say Folkerts was running from the law. Before crashing, he was being chased by the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office.

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Five felony charges filed against Spring Valley man in accused burglary spree

Posted by wlpo on September 21, 2015

If you’ve been following the story of a Spring Valley man being blamed in a three-county burglary spree, he’s facing five felony charges so far.

Thirty-three-year-old Mason Hass of Spring Valley was arrested last week after La Salle Police say he potentially played a role in around 30 business, residential and car burglaries throughout La Salle, Bureau and Marshall Counties. While more charges could come, Hass as of now is facing three counts of burglary and two counts of residential burglary.

He is being held in the La Salle County Jail on $100,000 bond. Hass was on parole after being convicted and serving prison time for residential burglary in La Salle County back in 2012.

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Flooded resale store in Princeton hopes to re-open Tuesday

Posted by wlpo on September 21, 2015

An animal shelter in Princeton needed help and the Illinois Valley responded.

With over five inches of rain falling Friday in Princeton, the resale store of Friends of Strays flooded. A call went out for help on Facebook and according to “Strays” treasurer and store manager Tanya Foley, over 20 volunteers helped box up what could be saved. Unfortunately thousands of things in the store were junked because of the flood water.

Besides the volunteers, Walmart provided a semi trailer to store things removed from the store.
Foley hopes to reopen “Finder’s Keeper’s Resale” Tuesday.

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Dalzell felon accused of having a weapon and trying to break into a garage

Posted by wlpo on September 21, 2015

In light of all the recent burglaries, always keep an eye out and lock your garage. A Dalzell man was arrested Saturday afternoon for allegedly trying to get in someone else’s garage.

La Salle Police arrested Mark Schreiber for criminal damage to property along with possession of a weapon by a felon. He’s also accused of having some drug paraphernalia.

Schreiber was taken to the La Salle County Jail.

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