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Streator man wanted by police after weekend stabbing

Posted by wlpo on December 15, 2015

You could get a reward if you know where “No Teeth Keith” is hiding out.

The state police are looking for 23-year-old Keith Cousins of Streator. He’s missing his front teeth, hence the nickname of “No Teeth Keith”.

Investigators think Cousins was involved in a street fight over the weekend in the Whiteside County town of Lyndon. During the scuffle he allegedly stabbed another man. The stab wound wasn’t life threatening.

Cousins is wanted for felony aggravated battery. Call Streator Crime Stoppers if you have any information about Cousins.

You can see what he look’s like by checking out the WLPO Facebook page.

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Water and sewer rates on their way up in Oglesby

Posted by wlpo on December 15, 2015

Living in Oglesby will cost more next year.

According to the NewsTribune, water and sewer rates are going up. Most homeowners will pay $13 to $18 more a month. Commissioner Dennis Yborra says it’s been over 20 years since water and sewer rates went up in Oglesby. That doesn’t count a $5 surcharge that started in 2008.

Going forward, water and sewer rates will be increased annually.

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Dedication planned for new airport hangar that houses medical helicopter in Peru

Posted by wlpo on December 15, 2015

It’s something you hope you never have to use but its nice knowing there’s one around.

A new hangar for the OSF Life Flight helicopter will be dedicated Wednesday at the Illinois Valley Regional Airport in Peru. The medical chopper began 24-hour operations at the airport in 2013 but shared hangar space. The new hangar is 7,000 square feet and includes office space.

The blessing and dedication of the hangar starts at 1 o’clock.

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New board member chosen to represent eastern La Salle County

Posted by wlpo on December 15, 2015

Andy Skoog’s decision to go to Springfield has created a domino effect in La Salle County government.

Someone needs to replace Skoog as the circuit clerk. That someone is La Salle County Board member Jim Olson of Seneca. Olson will be sworn in as circuit clerk this Friday.

Olson’s departure creates a vacancy on the county board seat representing Seneca and Marseilles. Fellow Democrat Robert Lee has accepted the board position. He plans on running for the board seat in November and will be challenged by Republican Anne Kaczmarek of Marseilles.

Olson also was the vice chairman of the La Salle County Board and that role will now be filled by Peru board member Jill Bernal.

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