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Vials of Life still available at Streator Fire Department

Posted by wlpo on November 6, 2016

The Streator Fire Department began their Streator Vial of Life program during the departments Open House Saturday.  If you are a resident of the city and missed the opportunity to pick up your vial of life, you can do so anytime by stopping by the Fire Department.

The Vial of Life is a nationally recognized program saving lives by providing emergency responders with lifesaving medical information in an emergency.  The Vial is a medical form that is stored inside a plastic bottle and then placed in your refrigerator.  Emergency responders called to your home will know to look in the refrigerator for important medical information.

The project is through donations from OSF Center for Health-Streator, E. J. McKernan Company and Signs by Anderson.

 

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Deer / Car collisions expected to rise

Posted by wlpo on November 6, 2016

It’s November, but do you know what time it is?  The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Department of Natural Resources are reminding you to watch carefully as your drive in rural areas at dusk or dawn. Deer are on the move because it is mating season.

IDNR’s Wayne Rosenthal says drivers need to be aware of their surroundings, pay attention to deer crossing signs and watch for lights to be reflected back from the eyes of any animal, including deer.  If a collision is inevitable, try to glance the vehicle off the deer and avoid swerving into the opposite lane.

If you do hit a deer, pull off onto the shoulder, use your hazard lights, call 911 to report the accident and stay in your car till the officer arrives. Do not get out of the car to check on an injured deer. There were some 15,700 vehicle-deer crashes in the state in 2015, an increase of 2.5% from 2014.

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LaSalle City Council meeting Election eve

Posted by wlpo on November 6, 2016

The La Salle City Council will meet for a regular meeting on election eve. The councilmen will likely authorize payment of approximately $78,300 dollars to Universal Asphalt and Excavating for the 2016 sidewalk improvements.  Also needing the council’s approval is the sale of city property at 615 – 625 Sixth Street and the approval to execute a  TIF  District Redevelopment Agreement between the city, the county and RMA Company.

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Repairs necessitate water shutoff Monday in Dalzell

Posted by wlpo on November 6, 2016

If you live on the east side of Dalzell,  you’re water will be shut off at 9am Monday to aid in the replacement of a hydrant. Dalzell mayor Gloria Orlandi said the area affected includes Timber Creek Estates.

Orlandi said the job will take 4 -5 hours with a boil order going into effect after service is restored.  And, if you like ravs, none will be baked Monday due to the water shutoff.  Baking will resume Tuesday.

 

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Hall HS rededicating WWII Memorial Friday

Posted by wlpo on November 6, 2016

In Spring Valley,  a 48-year old World War II Memorial granite stone and plaque – made possible by a civic minded Boy Scout –  will be rededicated this Friday.  The Hall High School World War II Memorial was originally a grove of trees planted for 24 former students that lost their lives in military service. The stone and plaque memorial was erected in 1968 – the civic project of Boy Scout Kim Cabodi.

Cabodi will be on hand this Friday at Hall High School  to speak as the school stone and plaque are relocated to the new Memorial Plaza with 24 new trees.  The public is invited to join Hall High School’s administration, faculty, staff and students in the rededication starting at 10am.

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Conservation Police save man hanging upside down

Posted by wlpo on November 6, 2016

It was fine weather for being outdoors Saturday, but Conservation police said leg injuries were plentiful. The most serious was a man climbing a deer stand near Putnam.  Sgt. Phil Wire said a bolt broke, it gave way leaving the man to hang upside down 15 feet above the ground for almost 2 hours.  Wire said the man is lucky to be alive after suffering broken blood vessels in his face and eyes. His name was not given, but he was taken to St. Margaret’s Hospital.

A 61-year old Peoria woman attempted to jump down to a lower part of the trail she was on at Starved Rock State Park.  Unfortunately, she kept sliding on the sandstone and suffered a possible broken ankle.  Ottawa River Rescue and Utica EMS got the woman to IVCH.

A woman attempted to cross a stream in the Matthiessen Park/Vermillion River area. The Chicago area woman suffered a possible broken ankle

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