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Fight in Somonauk allegedly involved a pistol and motorized wheelchair

Posted by wlpo on October 15, 2015

A Sheridan man is accused of using a gun and his motorized wheelchair as weapons in a fight.

Somonauk Police were called to a house Thursday on the north side of town about a man threatening someone with a gun. When officers showed up, they noticed a big argument going on.

Sixty-two-year-old Keith Burkhart was arrested for aggravated assault and battery. He’s accused of pointing a pistol at someone and ramming his wheelchair into a woman’s leg, causing bruises.

Burkhart was released with a November court date in DeKalb County.

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Spring Valley crash blamed on medical condition

Posted by wlpo on October 15, 2015

A crash Wednesday morning in Spring Valley is blamed on a driver suffering a seizure.

Twenty-year-old Kilee Williquette of Princeton says she didn’t remember slamming into a parked SUV and pickup truck at River Valley Chiropractic on Dakota Street. Williquette also took out a street sign.

She was taken to St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley to get looked at. Nobody else was hurt.

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Widespread frost expected this weekend in the Illinois Valley

Posted by wlpo on October 15, 2015

If you value the life of your plants, you may want to bring them inside.

A Freeze Watch takes effect at late Friday and goes until Saturday morning. Overnight lows will be in the upper 20s or lower 30s causing widespread frost.

The chance of frost is also there Saturday night but by Monday, high temperatures will get back to around

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Oglesby student trying to win money for his school cafeteria

Posted by wlpo on October 15, 2015

Do you have any aspiring young cooks in your house? A second-grader in Oglesby hopes his talent in the kitchen wins his family and his school some money.

Voting is underway for the 4th Annual “Uncle Ben’s Beginners Cooking Contest.” Students and their families have submitted videos to Uncle’s Bens Rice showing them making a meal. Carson Riva and his family show you how to make gluten free smoked sausage, pork and beans.

If Riva’s video wins the online voting contest, his family gets $15,000 while Carson’s school, Holy Family in Oglesby gets $30,000 for a cafeteria makeover.

Help Carson and Holy Family School win by clicking Oglesby Uncle Ben’s Entry

Winners will be picked next Saturday.

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