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History Channel hit looking for treasures in the Illinois Valley

Posted by wlpo on April 9, 2016

Do you watch American Pickers? The show is coming to Illinois later this month.

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and the rest of the crew plan to start filming in Illinois later this month or in early May. The show is looking for leads on anyone with buried treasures. It could be anything from vintage toys and bikes to clothes.

If you or someone you know belongs on American Pickers, contact the show by clicking 


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New OSF partnership could be huge help for veterans

Posted by wlpo on April 9, 2016

Veterans in the Illinois Valley may not have to look as far for certain types of treatment anymore.

OSF Healthcare announced they’ve been accepted to be part of the VA Choice Provider Program. That means if a veteran is using the VA for medical care and needs a specialist; they may be referred to OSF instead of possibly having to go out of the state.

Melody Berry is the Vice President of Accountable Care Services at OSF Healthcare. She says OSF’s acceptance into the program speaks to the quality of care the hospitals can provide. She did stress, though, that the program is a partnership with the VA, and you must still work with them to access the VA Choice Services at OSF.

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Man trying to get a ride snarls traffic in Peru

Posted by wlpo on April 9, 2016

There are ways to get a ride that don’t put you and others in danger.

Twenty-seven-year-old Kyle Daly who lives at the homeless shelter in Peru was allegedly jumping in front of cars, waving his arms Friday morning trying to get a rid to Spring Valley. Police eventually showed up to the intersection of Midtown Road and North Peoria Street and arrested Daly for the misdemeanor charge of pedestrian soliciting rides.

He was released with a court date.

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Grand Ridge gas station robbed

Posted by wlpo on April 9, 2016

The gas station in Grand Ridge was robbed overnight.

Just before 10:30 Friday night, a masked man allegedly came into the station along Route 23 and demanded money. He ran away from the station but deputies haven’t said if he got away with cash. The robber didn’t display a weapon and no workers were hurt.

The La Salle County Sheriff’s Office and Grand Ridge Police Department are investigating.

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Annual Streator Firefighter Music Show features Eagles tribute band

Posted by wlpo on April 9, 2016

Enjoy the long list of hits from the Eagles while also helping to support the Streator Fire Department.

For 30 years now the fire department has put on a fundraiser concert. Headlining tonight’s show is Eagle’s tribute band “7 Bridges”. Music starts at 7:30 inside the Streator High School Auditorium.

General admission tickets are $25 with reserved seats costing $30. Call 510-9589 for ticket information.

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