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Archive for September 3rd, 2016

Ransom Man and Woman Avoid Injury in Rollover Crash

Posted by wlpo on September 3, 2016

A Ransom man and woman are lucky to be okay after a rough accident Friday afternoon.

Seneca EMS and LaSalle County Deputies were called to a single vehicle rollover crash at 3:00. The accident happened on Route 170 near 21st Road in Brookfield Township. They arrived to find 37-year old James Jensen and 29-year old Erica Reddell at the scene.

Jensen and Reddell refused medical treatment. Nobody was ticketed following the crash.

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Tri-County Fair Continues All Weekend in Mendota

Posted by wlpo on September 3, 2016

The Tri-County Fair rolls along Saturday in Mendota!

The carnival reopens at noon with an early and late truck and tractor pull in the grandstand.  The first pull is at 11:00 with the second at 6:00.  Saturday’s schedule wraps up with fireworks followed by live music in the beer garden.

The rest of the fair includes a rodeo tomorrow and a demolition derby on Labor Day.

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Park closes briefly after high attendance Saturday

Posted by wlpo on September 3, 2016

When Starved Rock State Park closes on a holiday weekend, it’s a very good indication of how many people are in the park.  IDNR announced on their Twitter page that as of Noon Saturday the park was closed. It later reopened about 3pm.

The park closed earlier this summer one weekend. Visitors numbers were estimated at that time to be about 26,000.  It’s a good possibility the same could occur Sunday and Monday of this holiday weekend.

IDNR recommends you check their Twitter page for the latest and expect delays on roads leading to the park.

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Ottawa Man in Court Again, Faces A Resisting Peace Officer Charge

Posted by wlpo on September 3, 2016

An Ottawa man was in court Friday looking a bit different than when police saw him last.

Twenty-two year old Jacob Reimann had been arrested for allegedly resisting a peace officer. The charges came from earlier in the week when Ottawa police were called to a disturbance in a hotel lobby involving a man who was dressed like a woman and harassing customers.

It’s not Reimann’s first brush with the law this year. Back in February he had been arrested for allegedly exposing himself to drivers near the intersection of State and Moore Streets in the city. At the time of his arrest then, he was on parole for aggravated battery.

He remains in custody where his bond has been set at $7,500. He’s due back in court October 7th.

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State Award Honors Work of Veterans and Businesses for Veteran Community

Posted by wlpo on September 3, 2016

The outstanding work being done by veterans is once again being recognized by the state.

Nominations are open again for the Illinois Veterans’ Patriotic Volunteer Appreciation Award. According to IDVA Director Erica Jeffries the award honors a veteran whose contributions to the veteran and local communities is “above and beyond.”

In addition, you can nominate a business for the Illinois Veterans’ Business Appreciation Award. Jeffries says that award “highlights the work of any business, organization, or non-profit that has significantly helped veterans.”

You can submit your nominations for this quarter up to September 15th. Once all four finalists are picked from each quarter, the IDVA chooses a Veteran and Business of the Year.

You click here to find out more about the awards and find a nomination form.

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