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Archive for March 22nd, 2016

Boil Order Underway for Four Princeton Addresses

Posted by wlpo on March 22, 2016

A water main break has led to a boil order for a handful of Princeton addresses.

The City of Princeton has issued a boil order for 406 and 411 Lennox Lane, 1025 North Euclid Avenue, and 1111 North Church.

We’ll have more on Classic Hits 103-9 WLPO as updates become available.

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Spring Valley Teen Crashes into Casey’s Tuesday Morning

Posted by wlpo on March 22, 2016

A learning experience for a Spring Valley teen led to a few frightening moments Tuesday morning.

Shortly after 7, the 15-year old was trying to pull into the Casey’s in Spring Valley. As she pulled into the spot, police say she “hit the gas instead of the brake” and crashed into the store front.

The teen was driving with a temporary license at the time of the crash. Fortunately, she and her passenger left the crash unharmed. No other injuries were reported.

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Spring Valley pastor still hospitalized in Peoria

Posted by wlpo on March 22, 2016

There’s some unfortunate news coming out of Peoria. The condition of Rev. Robert Spilman worsened in the past 24 hours.

As of late Tuesday morning, Spilman’s condition was listed as critical. On Monday he was in serious condition.

Spilman was flown to OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria Thursday night after a two-car crash on Route 6 in Bureau County. Spilman crashed into a trailer that was being backed into a driveway. The other driver wasn’t hurt.

He is the pastor at Parish of the Nativity of Our Lord in Spring Valley.

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Congressman representing the Illinois Valley reacts to Belgium attacks

Posted by wlpo on March 22, 2016

Congressman Adam Kinzinger is calling today’s terror attacks in Belgium “cowardly and ruthless”.

The Republican goes on to say “we cannot allow jihadist extremists to take away our freedoms or threaten our way of life”. He added “we stand in solidarity with our allies in Europe and around the world and must work together to destroy ISIS”.

Kinzinger in the past has called on the president to be more aggressive against terrorist groups.

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Rural King ping pong ball drop has Peru mayor concerned

Posted by wlpo on March 22, 2016

Is this just a fun promotional idea or a disaster waiting to happen?

On Saturday, April 30th, the CEO of Rural King will be above his Peru location in a helicopter dropping ping pong balls filled with prizes. The prizes will range from 5 to 10 percent off coupons and $250 gift cards to a free firearm assuming the winner passes a background check. There will also be food vendors and live music.

Although they really don’t have a say in the event, members of the Peru City Council are a little leery about the ping pong ball drop. Mayor Scott Harl wants to know more about flight regulations with the helicopter along with insurance liability. Alderman Dave Potthoff thinks traffic could be a mess.

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La Salle County moving ahead with Dee Bennett Road realignment

Posted by wlpo on March 22, 2016

If you’ve ever driven along Dee Bennett Road after any amount of rain, you’ve probably been wishing for a way to keep the water down.

LaSalle County and even the federal government share that sentiment. Unfortunately, they’re not expecting a solution to come overnight.

The LaSalle County Board has approved spending more than $700,000 just to do a study to explore options for moving Dee Bennett Road. They’re hoping to move two miles of the highway leading up to the intersection with 178 in Utica.

Because the road leads up to a dam, the federal government is footing the majority of the bill. The county recently got a grant that will pay for more than $550,000 of the study. It will be up to the county to pay for the rest.

The study could take up to 2 years to finish.

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