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Archive for April 24th, 2016

First-Floor Fire in Mendota Sends Two to Rockford Hospital

Posted by wlpo on April 24, 2016

A house fire sent two Mendota residents to a Rockford hospital Saturday afternoon.

According to the NewsTribune, the two were initially taken to OSF St. Paul in Mendota before being taken up to Rockford. A spokesperson for OSF St. Paul would not comment on exactly where they were taken.

The initial call about the fire in the Main Street home went out just before 3:00 and took several departments to fight. The fire was ultimately contained to the first-floor of the home. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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Chain reaction crash in Tonica sends foursome to the hospital

Posted by wlpo on April 24, 2016

A Bloomington woman is blamed for a crash outside Tonica that sent four people to the hospital.

Just before 7 Saturday night, La Salle County deputies say 21-year-old Dulce Barajas ran a stop sign at an intersection of Route 251 and a county road. She crashed into 21-year-old Collin Brust of Streator. That impact caused Brust to hit 34-year-old Angela Liss of Dalzell.

Barajas, a passenger in her car, Brust, and Liss were all taken to Illinois Valley Community Hospital. None of the injuries were considered serious.

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Spring means Farmer’s Markets are Acception Applications for Vendors

Posted by wlpo on April 24, 2016

One of the Illinois Valley’s most successful farmer’s markets is gearing up for another season.

Vendor applications are being accepted through May 3rd to be a part of the Ottawa Old Town Farmers Market.  Be aware that to be a part of the farmers market you need to have an Illinois State Tax license.

The first farmers market in downtown Ottawa is Saturday, May 21st.  You can get more information on the Old Town Farmers Market here.

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Cicero Speedster Not too Fast for LaSalle Deputies

Posted by wlpo on April 24, 2016

If your speedometer breaks the “100” mark, once police catch up you can expect to be in big trouble.

Izzayana Carranza-Perez from Cicero was going east on I-80 near Rutland when she was clocked at 104 miles-per-hour. The 22-year old was pulled over just before 7:00 Saturday for speeding in the 70 mile-per-hour zone.

She was given individual bond and released.

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