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Veterans’ Bridge Construction in Ottawa Resumes Tuesday

Posted by wlpo on September 5, 2016

As soon as the long weekend ends, construction begins again in Ottawa.

Starting Tuesday morning, crews will be working on Route 23 at the Veterans’ Memorial Bridge in the city. You can expect delays in the area through Thursday.

The Illinois Department of Transportation says the work being done is just routine maintenance. You’ll want to give yourself some extra time if you plan on being in that area because IDOT says traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction during the work.

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Rainy August Tops 40-Year Mark, Wettest on Record for Illinois

Posted by wlpo on September 5, 2016

Did it feel like you needed your umbrella more last month than you have in awhile? Last month ended up being the wettest August on record for the state.

The record-setting average rainfall came in at 6.89 inches, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel. The total ended up breaking the previous record, set back in 1977, by just a few hundredths of an inch.

While that was the average for the state, some places saw quite a bit more rainfall. Sterling measured more than 14 inches last month.

August’s total nearly doubled the typical average rainfall for the month, which usually measures in around 3.5 inches.

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Woman Arrested for Battery after Early Morning Incident

Posted by wlpo on September 5, 2016

A New Lenox would spend her Labor Day behind bars after being arrested early Monday morning.

LaSalle County Deputies were called out to the Wood Smoke Ranch in Manilus shortly after 4:00 for a domestic altercation. At the scene, they would take 39-year old Sharon Cole into custody. She was arrested for violating her bond, criminal damage to property, criminal trespass to property, and battery.

She was taken to the county jail in Ottawa where she’s being held until her bond can be set.

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