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Utica Veteran’s Parade set for Nov. 1st

Posted by wlpo on October 8, 2015

Mark your calendar for the next big parade in Utica.

The 9th Annual Utica Veteran’s Parade and Air Show is going on Sunday, November 1st. The parade down Mill Street will include military vehicles, veteran groups and color guards, a bagpipe group from the Chicago Police Department and several floats. In the sky above the parade will be a Lima Lima Air Show and a flyover by a World War Two torpedo bomber.

The parade gets going on the 1st at 1 o’clock. This year’s parade and air show is dedicated to retired military.

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New route for L-P Homecoming parade

Posted by wlpo on October 8, 2015

Because of construction, the L-P Homecoming parade will take a few extra twists and turns.

The parade starts Thursday at 4 o’clock on Schuyler Street in Peru. The route will quickly jet north at the police department on West Street before heading back east on Seventh Street. The parade will head south on Pulaski Street in La Salle before getting back onto Route 6 and then continuing into downtown.

You can hear L-P’s Homecoming football game tomorrow night starting at 7:15 on Classic Hits 103.9 WLPO. The Cavs take on the Ottawa Pirates.

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Mendota man arrested after injuring police officer following chase

Posted by wlpo on October 8, 2015

What’s a Chicago man doing in Mendota? Whatever the reason, he’s in trouble after injuring a police officer following a chase.

Just after one Wednesday morning, La Salle County deputies and Mendota officers chased after Jody Skowronski of Chicago. The foot chase began behind the Mendota Elk’s Club.

When he was tracked down, Skowronski fought with the officers. During the struggle, a Mendota officer was injured and taken to OSF Saint Paul Medical Center.

Skowronski was arrested for aggravated resisting and obstructing a peace officer, a class 4 felony. He was also wanted on warrants in Kendall County for retail theft and resisting a peace officer. Skowronski was taken to the jail in Ottawa.

The injured Mendota officer was treated for an injury to the lower leg and was released.

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