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Archive for August 21st, 2016

Princeton Library showing “Airplane” Monday night

Posted by wlpo on August 21, 2016

Can you handle 1 more night of Leslie Nielson being called Shirley?  If so, you might want to attend the showing of “Airplane” at Princeton Library Monday night at 6:30pm. The film is a spoof of the 1970s disaster films and stars besides Nielson, Peter Graves, Julie Hagerty, Robert Hays, Lloyd Bridges and Robert Stack.

In case you haven’t seen it,  airline passengers and pilots sickened during a flight must lean on a washed up ex-wartime pilot to get them on the ground safely. It’s known for its witty lines and sight gags. It later spawned Airplane 2 and a  brief TV series, called “Police Squad”.

 

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Dekalb and NIU police investigate shooting near campus

Posted by wlpo on August 21, 2016

Northern Illinois University and Dekalb police are looking into an apparent shooting incident early Sunday in an off-campus neighborhood. The Dekalb Chronicle reports NIU police posted a safety bulletin early Sunday  of shots fired around 2:30am near the intersection of Locust and John Streets. The story said police learned later a person not affiliated with NIU had been taken by a friend to Kishwaukee Hospital with a gunshot wound. An investigation and interviews are underway and DeKalb Police have added extra patrols in the area.

Police are asking the public to stay clear of the area. If they have information regarding the incident, they should contact Dekalb or NIU police.

 

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CAT shifting manufacturing to Illinois

Posted by wlpo on August 21, 2016

Caterpillar Inc. plans to move some manufacturing from North Carolina to its plant in Decatur as part of restructuring announced this week. But it is not clear yet whether that will mean more jobs in Decatur. The company confirmed earlier in the week that an unspecified number of layoffs have begun in Decatur.

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Roads memorialize military and civilians

Posted by wlpo on August 21, 2016

Nearly 2 dozen stretches of roadways across central Illinois are designated to memorialize someone.

An Illinois Department of Transportation report says there are 22 such designated pieces of roadway in the 12 counties of the department’s fourth district, which runs from south of the Quad Cities to the McLean County line.

The Journal Star reports the honors often go to military members or public safety workers who have died in the line of duty or community leaders. During the last several months state lawmakers have voted five times to name a section of a state-controlled road for an honoree.

One-third of them are bridges. Others are on state roads running through the towns, and some are on interstate highways.

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Suspect arrested after State Fair carnival stabbing

Posted by wlpo on August 21, 2016

The Chicago Tribune reports a 16-year old girl was stabbed and a 17-year old girl arrested for it at the Illinois State Fair Saturday night. State troopers were called to the inside of the carnival for an incident involving several juveniles that left the 16 year old girl stabbed. A weapon was found and a 17-year old suspect was arrested according to State Police. The victim was expected to be released from an area hospital sometime Sunday, according to the ISP. The story contained no names, addresses or any further details as to what prompted the incident.  Sangamon County Sheriff’s office, Springfield police and Conservation police assisted.

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