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L-P School Board looking for property tax increase

Posted by wlpo on November 18, 2015

You’ll be paying a few dollars more to support L-P High School next year.

L-P’s property tax rate is set to go up by over four percent. So if you have a $100,000 home, the part of your property tax bill that goes to L-P will be about $19 more next year. Despite the tax increase, L-P’s tax rate is still below other high schools in Ottawa, Streator and Mendota.

Superintendent Steve Wrobleski says the increase in property tax dollars should help pay for things like technology and classroom enhancements.

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Firemen respond to kitchen fire in Streator

Posted by wlpo on November 18, 2015

Heavy smoke coming from a structure can hint of a big fire.  However, Streator firemen were able to limit damage Wednesday afternoon to largely the kitchen at 312 South Otter Creek street.

Streator firefighter Bryan Park  told “Classic Hits 103-9 WLPO” news, they got the call just after 3:30 and had the fire out 5 minutes after arrival.  There was smoke damage to other rooms, but the cause isn’t known.  A small dog was saved.

A dozen firemen  were at the scene until 5:30.

 

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Water issues for thousands in Streator

Posted by wlpo on November 18, 2015

A big chunk of northeast Streator is under a boil order.

A water main broke Wednesday morning. The boil order affects an area north of Bronson Street and east of Kangley Road. Illinois American Water says about 2,000 customers have to boil their water.

The water is still okay for bathing but you may have lower pressure.

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