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Archive for October 10th, 2015

The Yanks And Rebs Are Back In Princeton

Posted by wlpo on October 10, 2015

After taking a year off, the Shadows of the Blue and Gray is back at City County Park in Princeton this weekend.  The encampment opens Saturday morning at 10 and the first battle reenactment is slated for 3.  Day one wraps up with live music and an evening dance.  Sunday’s 3 p.m. battle reenactment is followed by a parade.  It costs just $5 to check out Shadows of the Blue and Gray.

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Burgoo Fest Gets Bigger

Posted by wlpo on October 10, 2015

Utica’s Burgoo Festival is so popular it’s now a two-day event.  Things start Saturday morning at 10 with a Canal Market featuring over 60 vendors.  There’s also a car show today from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. sponsored by the Utica Fire Department.  Sunday you can taste the famous burgoo stew while it lasts starting at 9 a.m.  There’ll be over 300 vendors this year, live music and children’s games.  The Burgoo Festival is in its 46th year and is a fundraiser for the La Salle County Historical Society and Museum.

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Four Felonies for a Marseilles Man

Posted by wlpo on October 10, 2015

A traffic stop on Route 71 near I-80 just before 11 Friday night ended badly for Jeffrey Smith of Marseilles.  The 39 year old man got felony tickets for driving while his license is revoked and unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and then things went from bad to worse.  After Smith was taken to the LaSalle County jail he got two more felony tickets for allegedly fighting with and biting deputies.  Smith’s bond will be set Sunday.

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