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Archive for December 14th, 2016

Burglar in Henry accused of stealing Christmas deliveries off porch

Posted by wlpo on December 14, 2016

A grinch apparently tried stealing someone’s Christmas in Henry.

The police department put out a message saying they are looking for a cash register and men’s boots that were pitched after an overnight burglary. They say to check your dumpsters, garbage cans and yards. If you find the boots and or cash register, don’t touch them, just call 309-364-3933.

The message goes on to say the suspect in the burglary took Christmas deliveries off someone’s porch. Officers have a Carhartt sweatshirt and Seattle Seahawk item that are waiting to be identified and picked up.

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Bureau County Board spending money to support countywide transportation

Posted by wlpo on December 14, 2016

Christmas is coming early for folks who run and use “B-PART” or Bureau-Putnam Area Rural Transit.

According to the NewsTribune, the Bureau County Board is buying property in Wyanet to house vehicles used by the transportation service. The board will use $125,000 out of their capital projects fund to buy the property.

The county board also passed a resolution approving a grant that provides funding for the transportation service.

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Wind Chill Advisory issued for the Illinois Valley

Posted by wlpo on December 14, 2016

When the weather service starts talking about hypothermia and frost bite you know it’s cold.

A Wind Chill Advisory takes effect in the Illinois Valley at 9 Wednesday night and lasts through 10 Thursday morning. During that time, the wind chill could dip from 15 to 30 below zero.

If you’re going to be outside for any length of time, make sure to bundle up as much as possible. The frigid temperatures are expected to stick around through the weekend.

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Warming centers available during frigid weather

Posted by wlpo on December 14, 2016

With below zero wind chills the next couple of days make sure you have a warm place to go.

Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru is again opening its cafeteria as a warming center. To escape the cold overnight at the hospital make sure you enter thru the emergency department.

Department of Human Services offices are also open as warming centers during regular business hours. You can find DHS offices on Second Street in La Salle, on Backbone Road in Princeton and along First Avenue in Ottawa.

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