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Archive for September 17th, 2016

Home Heating Help Available Via LI-HEAP Program

Posted by wlpo on September 17, 2016

With cooler temperatures around the corner, remember that there’s help available for heating your home.

If you’re a senior or have a disability, you can now apply for fall and winter heating assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program or LI-HEAP.  To qualify, a single person must make $1,485 a month or less.  A family of four is eligible if your income is below $3,038 a month.

To apply, you can click here to contact the Tri-County Opportunities Council .

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Boil Order Lifted for Mormon Street in Oglesby

Posted by wlpo on September 17, 2016

A boil order that had been issued for the 900 block of Mormon Street in Oglesby has been lifted.

The order had been issued after a water main broke Thursday night near Lincoln School. The school was under a boil order Friday.

The water main has since been repaired so the boil order could be lifted.

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Criminal History Short but Present for Man Accused of Hiding Dewey’s Body

Posted by wlpo on September 17, 2016

The man behind bars for allegedly trying to hide the body of Deb Dewey has a criminal history, albeit a short one.

In 2002, then 52-year-old Clifford Andersen of Standard was indicted on felony charges of deceptive practice and home repair fraud.  The home repair charges were thrown out after he pled guilty to deceptive practice.  Andersen was given probation and paid restitution of $25,000.

In 2007, the 57-year-old Andersen was ticketed in La Salle County on New Year’s Eve for driving with a revoked and/or suspended license.  And finally almost three years ago to the day, Andersen was ticketed in Bureau County for driving an uninsured motor vehicle.

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Girl approached by stranger in Marseilles Saturday

Posted by wlpo on September 17, 2016

Do small towns draw predators?  Marseilles Police stated Saturday  that it appears another attempted abduction was tried there.  The Police stated on Facebook  a girl under age 17 was approached by a white male on Clark Street Saturday asking if she wanted a free newspaper. The young girl said “no” and started walking away. The report says the man, who was on foot, followed her a short distance before returning to his 4-door, older model white Jeep Cherokee.

The guy was described as 5 foot 8,  black glasses with a  chubby build.  Another resident said they, too, had seen a similar vehicle Friday evening in the Bluff and Williams street area.  A white male was driving that vehicle. If you have information regarding this man, you’re asked to call Marseilles Police at 795-2131.

 

 

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Second Drug Dealer in a Week in Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on September 17, 2016

An Ottawa man who allegedly dealt drugs in the city earlier this year is now behind bars.

Ottawa police say 24-year old Eric Canada was busted Monday in Freeport, Illinois. Canada is accused of having heroin that he intended to sell at the Sand’s Motel back in May. Police also arrested an alleged cocaine dealer in Ottawa last week.

Canada’s been brought back to Ottawa, where he’s currently in custody at the LaSalle County Jail. His bond has been set at $1 million.

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