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Archive for April 18th, 2016

Conservation Police busy with big crowds at Starved Rock

Posted by wlpo on April 18, 2016

The first big warm weather crowd of the year at Starved Rock State Park was fairly well behaved.

Sgt. Phil Wire says over 30 tickets were written up Sunday for minor violations. He says six minor drug arrests were also made at the park. Considering the large crowd, Wire says it was a pretty good weekend at the state park.

Injury wise, one woman was taken to OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa Sunday for an ankle injury after misjudging a step on a trail.

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Fatal motorcycle crash over the weekend in Bureau County

Posted by wlpo on April 18, 2016

A motorcyclist is dead after crashing on the west end of Bureau County.

The Bureau County Coroner showed up to the fatal crash scene just after 4 Sunday afternoon south of Mineral. Deputies think the driver whose name hasn’t been released yet went around a curve too quickly and left the road.

You’ll hear more details as they become available.

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Job hunters prepare for annual IVCC Job Fair

Posted by wlpo on April 18, 2016

Are you or someone you know in need of a job? The 25th Annual IVCC Job Fair is Thursday.

If you’re looking for a job, come dressed for success and bring several copies of your resume. More than 60 companies have signed up to be at the job fair and they’re looking to hire

The job fair runs from 10 until 2. For more information click IVCC Job Fair

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Shed and barn fires break out in La Salle County

Posted by wlpo on April 18, 2016

Not only were there a lot of crashes this weekend but fires also plagued the Illinois Valley.

On Saturday afternoon, a barn caught fire not far from Grand Ridge. The barn was leveled in the blaze. Firefighters from four different departments helped fight the fire.

Early Sunday morning a shed burned in rural Cedar Point. A farmer woke up and found his shed in flames. Burnt inside the shed were several tractors including antique models.

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