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Archive for November 10th, 2015

IEMA and Weather Service worried over weather

Posted by wlpo on November 10, 2015

Are you aware of Wednesday’s weather possibilities? The National Weather Service says a mixture of heavy snow and tornados is possible in a potent storm system plowing toward the central U.S. from the Rocky Mountains. A blizzard warning was issued for Tuesday night and Wednesday east of Denver; while the “Storm Prediction Center” says an area from Nebraska to Illinois might face high winds, large hail and tornados Wednesday.

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency says it’s keeping an eye on the storm system and encourages everyone to stay aware and be prepared to seek shelter if a storm warning is issued.

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Peoria street now open

Posted by wlpo on November 10, 2015

   Drivers are experiencing the rebuilt portion of Peoria Street in Peru. Baricades were pulled away at 10:30 Veterans Day morning ending a project that started in late June. According to Kale Minnaert with Opperman Construction Company, Peoria street from Shooting Park Road south to 9th has new pavement, curbs, sidewalk and storm sewer improvements. Opperman poured 8 inches of concrete for the new driving surface. The project cost $1 million dollars. Opperman is out of Pontiac.

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La Salle Wants to Keep Big Rigs Out

Posted by wlpo on November 10, 2015

Tired of tractor-trailers buzzing through La Salle knocking down tree limbs and power lines, the City Council is ready to do something about it.  Police chief Rob Uranich wants to either update the city’s “extremely old” ordinance on heavy trucks or come up with a new one–perhaps modeled after recently updated ordinances in Peru and Oglesby.  The next step comes at 6:45 p.m. Monday during a meeting of the streets and alleys committee.  Delivery trucks and moving vans are exempt from truck restrictions and would remain so.

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Spring Valley Water Filters

Posted by wlpo on November 10, 2015

Spring Valley needs to have their water filters changed, but they don’t have the people to do it.  Public works superintendent Jeff Norton says Process Solutions of Cincinnati’s bid of $7,300 is the lowest, but the city council wants him to get at least two more bids before proceeding with the lowest.  The 126 filters are already at the water treatment facility.  They’ve been on the floor there for a few years waiting to be put in.

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Watch Out for Deer

Posted by wlpo on November 10, 2015

If you’re driving in the country, make sure you’re watching for deer.  Justin Gilbert of Spring Valley told police he hit a deer on the Marquette Bottom Road Sunday night around 5:30.  A half hour later Janelle Stegman hit one in Serena Township, and Friday night Spring Valley police say Michael Lindbergh of Peru ran into a deer on Old North Road, north of Sunset.

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La Salle Leaves Piling Up

Posted by wlpo on November 10, 2015

If it seems like all the leaves on your trees came down at once, you’re not the only one who feels that way.  According to the News Tribune, La Salle City workers are having a tough time keeping up.  The schedule for La Salle leaf pick up is Monday for the 4th ward, Tuesday and Wednesday for the 3rd, Thursday for the 1st and Friday for the 2nd, but city officials say their running a day behind.  Jeff Bumgarner, La Salle’s director of public works, says they’re having a heck of a time and asks you to be patient.

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Henry “War Driving”

Posted by wlpo on November 10, 2015

It’s always a good idea to keep a close eye on your credit card statement for unauthorized charges.  If you live in Henry, you’ll want to pay special attention.  Police think a suspicious vehicle may have been driving around Henry  last week trying to use people’s wireless internet to steal personal and credit card information.  That’s a tactic called “war driving.”  If you were a victim or notice anything suspicious, call the Henry Police Department.

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