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Ottawa Woman Arrested for the Second Time on Crack Charge

Posted by wlpo on March 7, 2016

Old habits are hard to break, and an Ottawa woman is learning that lesson the hard way.

Police from Peru and Ottawa worked together Friday to arrest Cheryl Miller, who is accused of smoking crack in her home.

This wasn’t the first time Miller’s alleged habit resulted in a run-in with the cops. She plead guilty to Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance back in August, and faces the same charge once again.

She was taken to the LaSalle County Jail and needs $1,500 to get out.

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Thousands raised at annual “Boob-a-Palooza”

Posted by wlpo on March 7, 2016

It looks like the 7th Annual “Boob-a-Palooza” was a big success.

Organizer Betty Glynn says so far they’ve counted $68,000 from Saturday’s fundraiser. They are still waiting for pledged donations and you can still donate to the cause.

Pitching in was Carlie Quinn of Spring Valley. Quinn sold 1,700 cupcakes for a dollar apiece to benefit “Boob-a-Palooza”. When you add in tips and donations, Quinn was able to raise $2,100 for the cause.

Cops 4 Cancer will use the funds to help Illinois Valley families dealing with cancer pay for things like medical bills and utilities.

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Princeton man involved in crash still being searched for

Posted by wlpo on March 7, 2016

A week has gone by and still no sign of 20-year-old Dillon Scott of Princeton.

During their briefing Monday morning, a police dispatcher in Bureau County reminded officers that Scott is missing. Scott is listed as being white, 6’2, 180 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

Last Sunday morning, the Bureau County Sheriff’s Office found a green Cadillac that collided with a guardrail near DePue. No one was around the crashed car and a search soon started for Scott.

One positive is that at the time of finding the crashed car, deputies didn’t find any signs that Scott had been seriously hurt.

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More national recognition for Starved Rock

Posted by wlpo on March 7, 2016

Whether you’re a born and raised Illinoisan or a transplant, there are certain things and places you should experience in the Land of Lincoln.

The lifestyle website called “Only In Your State” put together a list of 10 things “you have to do before you’re an official Illinoisan”.  Number one on the list is to pick a side, either be a Cubs or Cardinals fan.  Number four on the list is to “eat some delicious Illinois corn off the grill at a festival” which you certainly can do at the Mendota Sweet Corn Festival.  Number 10 on the list is to take a family hike at Starved Rock State Park.

You can find the entire list here Ten Things To Become An Illinoisan

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Consolidation talks between Cherry and Dimmick Schools

Posted by wlpo on March 7, 2016

No one wants to lose their grade school but school consolidation is always an option. Two small school districts in the Illinois Valley appear to want to become one.

The Dimmick School Board is having a special meeting tonight to talk about a petition they plan to file jointly with the Cherry School District to consolidate schools. The idea would be put to the voters in the form of a ballot question in the November election.

Tonight’s special board meeting starts at 6:30 inside Dimmick Grade School north of La Salle.

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