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Archive for January 24th, 2016

Police at Osage curves rollover Sunday

Posted by wlpo on January 24, 2016

The Osage curve is the site early Sunday of a rollover accident. State Police are not releasing details now, but Utica Fire Chief Ben Brown said the vehicle left the road, rolled, snapped a utility pole then caught fire.

It happened about 2:20am with Utica Fire Department putting out the fire and transporting the driver, a male, to OSF St. Elizabeth. A passerby called the incident in…the accident occuring in the east end of the curves. Brown cannot release the name of the person involved.

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Peru police search for stolen pallets

Posted by wlpo on January 24, 2016

Thieves will steal just about anything with value. Even pallets from a farm store. Peru Police chief Doug Bernabei says 2 white males, perhaps in their late teens to early 20’s, were observed in the back of Rural King about 6:30pm this past Thursday. The 2 were loading pallets onto a trailer behind a black Ford F250. The 10 year old truck  had some farm-related stickers in the back window.

It wasn’t until 8pm, the store determined they were robbed of the pallets. Anyone with information on the suspect or vehicle is asked to call Peru Police or Illinois Valley Crime Stoppers 1-800-340-4045.

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New Clinic to get right to work Monday

Posted by wlpo on January 24, 2016

It’s a ribbon-cutting/blessing….and then it’s right to business for a new clinic serving western Bureau County. St. Margaret’s Center for Family Health in Princeton is an 11,000 square foot facility that starts seeing patients tommorrow after a ribbon-cutting and blessing.

Linda Burt, Vice-President of Quality and Community Services says the clinic will save patients time.  There’s a difference, she said, between health services in a rural setting compared with 1 served by metro transportation. The $4 million facility will offer a grand opening ceremony and public open house in March.

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Oglesby restaurant to close for repairs

Posted by wlpo on January 24, 2016

A popular Oglesby eatery is taking a “pause” after Sunday.  Sunday will be the last day to eat at Delaney’s before the owners close for 2 weeks of repairs and maintenance. It will allow employees to take vacation and help during the closing.

Delaney’s will be open for business again at 6am February 8.

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Police investigate fatal accident

Posted by wlpo on January 24, 2016

No identity has been released yet by the Sheriff’s office after a fatal single vehicle rollover occuring early today near Marseilles. The Sheriff’s office says it happened at the intersection of County Highways 15 and 66 after 2:30am about 2 miles southwest of Marseilles.

There was only 1 occupant in the car. That person was pronounced dead at the scene. The Coroner and Sheriff’s offices are investigating.

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