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Archive for June 12th, 2016

Firemen respond to alarm at Mendota business

Posted by wlpo on June 12, 2016

Smoke set off an alarm in a Mendota business Saturday afternoon, but, firemen always prepare for the worst.  Assistant Chief Brian Fisher said his personnel went to the Plano Molding building at 1800 Hume Drive about 12:50pm Saturday.

On the second floor, an electrical relay in the furnace room caused a lot of smoke but no fire.  Firemen brought in fans to air out the room. There were no injuries.  Firemen were on the scene for 45 minutes.

 

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Evangelist Graham in Springfield Tuesday

Posted by wlpo on June 12, 2016

If you think your country needs prayer,  you can join 1 of the better known evangelists around in Springfield Tuesday.  Franklin Graham – son of Billy Graham – will lead guests in prayer at Noon at the Capital Lincoln Statue steps.

It’s part of Graham’s “Decision America Tour 2016” stopping in each of the 50 states.  If you would like more information, go to decision America tour dot com.

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Lake Holiday residents hold suspect for police

Posted by wlpo on June 12, 2016

Some Lake Holiday residents know the police can’t be everywhere, so they did what they had to do Saturday night until police arrived.  The Sheriff’s office said 18-year old Trent Stephens was allegedly trying to burglarize a home and vehicles in the Lake Holiday area.

A deputy went to 1653 Hilda in Lake Holiday where residents were holding Stephens for authorities. Stephens was charged with attempted residential burglary and went to the county jail pending a bond hearing with a judge. The sheriff’s office continues to investigate the incident.

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Rauner issues statement after Orlando shooting

Posted by wlpo on June 12, 2016

In the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting, Governor Bruce Rauner issued the following statement:

“It was heartbreaking to learn about the tragic massacre in Orlando, Florida. To target a community in celebration is deplorable. The state of Illinois stands with those in the State of Florida, and in honor of the victims, I am ordering all flags to half-staff immediately. Please join me and Diana in praying for all those affected  by this tragedy.”

All persons or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are ordered to fly their  U.S. and Illinois State Flags at half-staff until sunset on Thursday, June 16.

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Tribune analysis shows out-of-towners ticketed more

Posted by wlpo on June 12, 2016

Are some Chicago suburbs looking out for you – the out-of-towner?  The answer would be “yes”, but not in the way you’d think.  A Chicago Tribune analysis of 3 years worth of traffic stop data revealed that among those who got pulled over, many suburbs were more likely to issue speeding tickets to nonresidents.

In their Sunday edition, the Tribune showed results of their study.  The city of Wayne ticketed 1116 non-residents and only 8 of their residents.  Itaska police cited 2776 not from their city and 127 of their city.  Batavia’s numbers were roughly 3700 drivers just passing through and 785 of their “regulars”.

Wayne’s police chief Dan Callahan told the Tribune, he believes out-of-towners speed at substantially higher rates.

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Dish and Tribune broadcasting at impasse

Posted by wlpo on June 12, 2016

Tribune Broadcasting is warning Dish subscribers in markets around the country that they may lose access to Tribune’s local television programming and the cable network WGN America Sunday evening, when a contract between the companies expires. Tribune says it has yet to reach an agreement with Dish on a new deal.

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