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Archive for January 14th, 2016

Police still looking for stabbing suspect known as “No Teeth Keith”

Posted by wlpo on January 14, 2016

A month after a warrant was issued for his arrest, “No Teeth Keith” is still out there somewhere.

State trooper Jason Wilson says Keith Cousins is still on the loose. He’s wanted for felony aggravated battery. Troopers think “No Teeth Keith” got into a fight December 12th in the Whiteside County town of Lyndon and stabbed a man.

Cousins has called Streator his home in the past. There is a reward if you can give police information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

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Plenty of Powerball winners in Illinois

Posted by wlpo on January 14, 2016

Illinois may not be home to one of the three big winners but there will still be players cashing in.

Two, one million dollar tickets were sold in Illinois. The winning Powerball tickets were bought at a Citgo Food Mart in Glenview and at Newstand inside Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.

There were also six, $100,000 Powerball winners sold in Illinois and 37, $50,000 winning tickets.

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Newly improved hospital ER ready to be shown off

Posted by wlpo on January 14, 2016

Here’s the rare example of when visiting the emergency room is cause for celebration.

St. Margaret’s Hospital is hosting an open house Thursday night to showcase a 4,200 square foot addition to their existing ER. The new space should be ready for the public starting next week.

Linda Burt is the Vice President of Quality and Community Services for Saint Margaret’s Health. Now that phase one of the $5.5 million project is done, she says efforts will be focused on renovating the current ER.

Burt says once both phases of the project are complete the ER will be able to serve nearly twice the number of patients it could previously. The upgrade will also include new equipment and offer more privacy.

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Kitchen fire breaks out inside Spring Valley home

Posted by wlpo on January 14, 2016

A Spring Valley couple knows the blessing of having good neighbors who offer a place to stay after a fire.

A husband and wife have been put out of their home east of Hall High School after flames erupted in their kitchen Wednesday night. Fire Chief Todd Bogatitus says his department was called to 709 West Cleveland just before 6 o’clock.

Firefighters saw smoke coming from the older model home as they arrived. With help from Ladd firefighters, the fire was contained to the kitchen. The kitchen took on heavy smoke and fire damage and there was smoke damage in the rest of the house.

Bogatitus says the fire likely started in or behind the stove, though the couple was not cooking at the time. There were no injuries.

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