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Budget impasse meeting delayed

Posted by wlpo on November 14, 2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner has postponed the Nov. 18 budget summit because a family matter will prevent House Speaker Michael Madigan from attending. Rauner deputy chief of staff Mike Schrimpf said Saturday that the meeting will instead be held Dec. 1 in Springfield.     The change came shortly after Madigan, a Chicago Democrat, released a statement saying he needed to attend an out-of-state family funeral next week. Schrimpf offered the governor’s condolences.

The much-anticipated meeting will be the first time in months that the Republican governor and the four legislative leaders have met. They’ve bickered over a state budget that should’ve taken effect July 1.  Good-government groups encouraged the meeting before Rauner announced he would host the summit.


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Parade route to welcome home LP Lady Cavs

Posted by wlpo on November 14, 2015

Matt Baker,  LP High School’s Communications and Fundraising Director, has released a detailed listing of the “welcome home” parade tonight for the LP Lady Cavaliers Volleyball Team.  They are playing Mascoutah for 3rd place at “Red Bird” arena Saturday at 4.   A brief ceremony will be held in the Sellett gym tentatively around 7:30pm.

The directions are as follows:

Starting on Route 251 just south of Tonica, the parade will go north through Tonica, turn onto Route 71 into Oglesby and proceed east on Walnut Street through Oglesby to Ed Hand Highway until joining Route 71 again. The parade will continue east until turning north on Route 178 through Utica. The parade will route down Mill Street through downtown Utica and rejoin Route 178 from Church Street. From Route 178 the parade will turn west onto Richard Hallett Road (Utica Shortcut) and then go into LaSalle along U.S. 6. At Joliet Street the parade will turn south and go west through downtown LaSalle along First Street, turning north at Bucklin Street and rejoining Route 6 west into Peru. At Peoria Street the parade will turn north to Shooting Park Road and continue east to Creve Coeur Street where it will turn south and return to the LPHS campus.

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Grammy Foundation recognizes local school

Posted by wlpo on November 14, 2015

   The “Grammies” are recognizing a local high school. Sort of. The Grammy Foundation has selected Princeton High School as 1 of 119 Signature Schools semi-finalists. The Signature Schools program recognizes top U.S. High schools making an outstanding commitment to music education during an academic school year. The semi-finalists each receive an award and a $2000 grant.

    In mid-March 2016, The Grammy Foundation will announce the finalists. These schools receive an award and a monetary grant between $1000 and $6000.

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LP takes 4th at State

Posted by wlpo on November 14, 2015

    LaSalle Peru Lady Cavaliers volleyball team takes 4th place at the State 3A Volleyball tourney at Normal.  LP lost to Mascoutah 28 – 26 Saturday afternoon. The second set was particularly exciting as LP held the lead, but lead it slip away.

    A “welcome home” reception will be held in Sellett gym Saturday evening.  It will be broadcast live on “Classic Hits 103-9 WLPO” with Jeremy Aitken anchoring.  It will be preceded by a “welcome home” parade starting on Route 251 south of Tonica and proceeding through Oglesby, Utica, LaSalle, Peru and then to the high school.  Watch our Facebook pages to track the progress of the team on their return trip from Normal.  A more detailed description of the parade route is listed here among our other news items.

 LP lost in the semi-finals to Joliet Catholic Academy 25 – 21,  25 – 27 and 25 – 13 Friday.

 Elsewhere, Hall was stunned in the football playoffs by Kewanee Wethersfield 30 – 21 at Spring Valley.

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