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Archive for November 8th, 2015

Boil order lifted in LaSalle

Posted by wlpo on November 8, 2015

The boil order for the 2700 block of St. Vincent’s and the 300 block of Raccuglia Drive has been lifted.  That word from the City of LaSalle.

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Funeral Home has mix up

Posted by wlpo on November 8, 2015

A planned Chicago funeral didn’t take place Saturday because the person to be remembered had already been buried.
WBBM-TV reports the family of Ella Mae Rutledge was at Leak and Sons Funeral Home to approve the body for visitation when family members determined the body they were viewing couldn’t be their mother.

Monique Williams says the deceased woman had long fingernails, not short like her mothers. And when she pulled away the wig on the woman, she saw black hair, not the gray of her mother’s.  Williams says after Leak representatives showed her three other bodies, it was determined her mother had already been buried Friday by another family.

Rutledge’s body was exhumed and returned to the funeral home.  In a statement, Leak and Sons said it had no comment in deference to the families involved.

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Travel limited on Bureau County highway

Posted by wlpo on November 8, 2015

Do you use the Angling road or County Highway 33 in Bureau County? The Highway Department may be altering your travel plans this week. The department says the Angling Road from Route 34 to the Malden Blacktop (County Highway 5) will be closed 7 -5 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. The portion between Malden Blacktop and Zearing Blacktop (County Highway 7) will likely be closed 7 -5 this Friday.

The schedule is dependent on the weather and the progress of the work.

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Cars collide south of Oglesby

Posted by wlpo on November 8, 2015

    Details haven’t been released from the Sheriff’s office, but 2 cars collided at the Route 251 and I-39 interchange late Saturday night.  Oglesby Fire Chief Ron Popurella said the vehicles “T-boned” on top the overpass around 10:30pm. Oglesby Fire and Ambulance took an adult man and woman to IVCH for minor injuries. Popurella said 1 car appeared to be demolished.

  Popurella cannot release the names of those involved. You’ll hear more when the Sheriffs’ office gives us a report.

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Lawmakers rack up travel expenses

Posted by wlpo on November 8, 2015

A newspaper analysis has found Illinois’ 20 members of Congress have gone on 70 foreign trips to 44 countries in the past 2 years, costing more than $518,000. The Chicago Tribune reports Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Channahon was the most frequent flier at nine trips since October 2013.

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Cause of garage fire unknown

Posted by wlpo on November 8, 2015

    The cause of a garage fire on Ottawa’s south side Saturday night isn’t known. Captain Geiger is with Ottawa Fire Department. He told “Classic Hits 103-9 WLPO” news 9 men responded to 441 5th avenue around 6:20pm. The fire was burning the outside southwest corner of the garage and got into the attic and eaves before being extinguished. Damage is estimated at $6500. Firemen were at the scene 1 hour.

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