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OSF Seeks Input for New Planning Building in Streator

Posted by wlpo on March 5, 2016

As efforts to bring more medical services to Streator progress, one healthcare provider is looking for your input.

OSF HealthCare opened its Streator Center for Health at the old St. Mary’s Hospital back in January. And now they’re planning a new building to meet your medical needs, according to OSF’s Regional CEO.

They say they want the facility to serve the city, and the best way to do that is to let you comment on what it should have. They’ve done this by setting up a short survey online.

You can take the 20-question survey online throughout this month, and you can check out the survey by going to www.osfhealthcare.org.

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Man Convicted of Beating Businessowner to Death and Hiding His Body

Posted by wlpo on March 5, 2016

A last-minute decision to take the stand would not turn the tides of the trial
of a man accused of beating an Ottawa truck wash owner to death in April of last year.

William Horman was convicted of murder after nearly 3-hours of
deliberation on Friday. Earlier that day Horman testified that he had not been
involved in beating Robert Dowd to death with a 3-foot club, burning his body,
and dumping the ashes in the Fox River.

This came after he had been shown confessing to burning Dowd’s body during a prerecorded interview that was shown in court on Thursday.

Horman faces up to 60 years in prison for the murder charge, and more
time could be added because he was found guilty of another felony, Concealing
a Homicide. He will be sentenced on April 29th.

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Princeton Event Helps Young Women go to Prom Without Spending a Fortune

Posted by wlpo on March 5, 2016

If you’re a parent of a girl you’ve probably thought at least once about the expensive high school rite of passage known as prom.

Where the guys can rent their outfits, girls have to spend up to $600 on a dress, and often they just can’t afford to go. That’s why Amy Thompson founded the PROMise Sale, where women and girls can donate their gently used dresses. They are then sold for $50 or less, and the money is donated to Princeton charities.

Thompson says she’s been asked why she doesn’t sell the dresses for more than $50, and it’s because she feels her first duty is to the girls.

“That’s something that you do when you go to high school: you go to prom,” Thompson says, “And if you don’t have that opportunity… you don’t want them to have regrets or, like a bad feeling about it.”

The sale is Saturday from 9:00 until 1:00 at the First United Methodist Church of Princeton. In four years the PROMise sale has raised nearly $6,500 dollars. This year’s proceeds will go to the Bureau County Food Pantry and the church’s “Mission Possible Kids” program.

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