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Archive for October 2nd, 2016

IDOT looking for winter help

Posted by wlpo on October 2, 2016

Hopefully, this isn’t a sign of the coming winter’s severity! The Illinois Department of Transportation is now hiring temporary help to assist with snow-and-ice removal this winter. Employees will be hired on a full-time and an on-call basis.  IDOT requires these employees to respond to weather situations, assist in snow-and-ice control and work in emergency conditions any time, including weekends, holidays and nights.

Applicants must have a commercial driver’s license, submit to a criminal background check, physical and drug testing.  Persons will be hired based on their availability, job-related experience and qualifications.  For further information, you can call IDOT in Ottawa.

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Upcoming video hopes to improve teen/cop interaction

Posted by wlpo on October 2, 2016

The Springfield FBI office is working with filmmakers to produce a video that agents hope will improve the interactions teens have with law enforcement officers when they’re pulled over. The State Journal-Register reports that the Central Illinois Film Commission is shooting the video, which should be available in high schools across the state by the end of the year. Special Agent Sean Cox says educating young people on traffic stop procedures could prevent incidents from getting out of control.

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Business owner offers pizza reward on FB

Posted by wlpo on October 2, 2016

There is a reward for you if you can tell the owners of “Lil Bella’s” pizza who broke into their LaSalle  location.   The reward isn’t money….it’s pizza.  A post on the store’s Facebook page shows 2 pictures of a glass front door smashed.  No information was listed as to the time of the incident or what, if anything, was taken.  It apparently happened late Friday night or early Saturday.  No official police report has been released.

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Ottawa City Council meets Tuesday night

Posted by wlpo on October 2, 2016

The Ottawa City Council will be in regular session Tuesday night to vote on a transit agreements with Horizon House,Probation and Court Services and the Center for Youth and Family Solutions. Commissioners will vote to authorize the sale of public property at 112 West Madison and authorize legal action regarding property at 1203 Fulton and 203 + 205 West Main.

The docket also allows time for a Preliminary and Final Plat of Consolidation from CVS Pharmacy.   The Council meets at 7pm Tuesday at 301 West Madison.

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Firemen respond to burning car Saturday

Posted by wlpo on October 2, 2016

Ottawa firemen were called to a residence Saturday morning for a fire.  But, the fire wasn’t in the house, it was coming from the front of a car.  Captain Dose told “Classic Hits 103-9 WLPO” news that flames and smoke were coming from apparently the brakes.  Water was applied to put the flames out.  Firemen were at the scene for less than 5 minutes.  The cause of the fire wasn’t listed.

 

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Park draws smaller weekend numbers

Posted by wlpo on October 2, 2016

Contrast Saturday’s attendance at Starved Rock State Park with a summer weekend this year and you’ll notice a difference. Jolyn Wise, the Park’s Natural Resources Coordinator, said only 9400 people were in Starved Rock Saturday and about a 1000 in the Visitors Center.  You may recall a weekend not long ago when the park had to shut down for a time.  Estimated numbers at that time were likely around 26-thousand.

Wise cautions that the same summer visitors who came earlier will likely return to see the fall color changes in the Park. The Park will host “Fall Colors Weekend” on the 15th and 16th.  There will be short and long hikes offered each day…but only at 9am.  The huge popularity of the facility makes it very difficult to host an afternoon hike.

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