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Power outage scheduled for Oglesby

Posted by wlpo on December 12, 2014

A few blocks of Oglesby will be without power Tuesday. An emergency electrical situation has the city planning a power outage from 9am-3pm Tuesday.

You’ll be affected if you live in the 100 through 300 blocks of Florence Street, the 100 block of Field Avenue and the north side of the 100 through 400 blocks of East Walnut Street. A few homes on Church Street will also be without power.

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Charge upgraded for man accused of harming an infant

Posted by wlpo on November 7, 2014

Earlier this week, Classic Hits 103.9 WLPO told you about a man that was arrested for domestic battery after allegedly injuring an infant. Thursday the charge was upgraded to felony aggravated battery to a child.

Jacob Sprostan of Oglesby was in court yesterday. He was arrested by the Oglesby Police Department Tuesday night after a two-month old baby was taken to St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley for serious injuries. The baby was flown to St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Sprostan is being held in the La Salle County Jail with his bond set at $50,000.  His next court date is November 21.

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Oglesby man arrested after an infant was injured

Posted by wlpo on November 5, 2014

Injuries to a two-month-old baby has its father facing a charge of domestic battery. Jacob Sprostan of Oglesby was arrested Tuesday night.

Oglesby Police Chief Jim Knoblauch says they were made aware of the baby’s injuries after the child was taken to St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley and the police were notified. The child was flown to St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Its condition was not available.

Sprostan is being held in the La Salle County Jail.  Knoblauch says the charge could be upgraded by the La Salle County States Attorney’s office.

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Oglesby and DePue voters say “yes” to referendums

Posted by wlpo on November 4, 2014

Your city may need more money. Voters said “yes” in two referendums Tuesday. The people of Oglesby said yes by a 62% to 38% margin.

In DePue, voters supported the village issuing bonds to buy a fire truck and equipment. It passed 53 to 46%.

Voters in Cedar Point turned down their tax question 65% to 34%.  52% of voters in Spring Valley said no to a sales tax increase.

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New trial date for Oglesby eaglet handler

Posted by wlpo on October 29, 2014

A second trial for an Oglesby man who is in trouble for handling baby eaglets will happen next year.

Steve Patterson was in front of Judge Dan Bute Wednesday morning. Bute set February 23 as a new trial date. A jury deadlocked earlier this month during a first trial where Patterson faced charges of illegally handling the protected species near his home.

Patterson says he was just trying to save the eagles.

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Increased sales tax may not prevent higher property taxes in Oglesby

Posted by wlpo on October 28, 2014

Even if a sales tax increase passes this election, folks in Oglesby should be ready to see their property taxes go up.

According to the NewsTribune, Finance Commissioner Paul Danekas says after crunching the numbers, the city’s equalized assessed valuation or EAV is going down over $800,000. He says that mean’s everyone’s property taxes are going up, it’s only a question of how much.

The ballot questions mentions raising Oglesby’s sales tax rate by a half of a percent and says the extra revenue would go to property tax relief along with infrastructure needs or other city operations.

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Scavenger hunt, costume parade and pub crawl included in Harvest Festival

Posted by wlpo on October 13, 2014

Halloween is still a couple of weeks away but you’ll want to have a costume ready by Friday if you’ll be visiting Oglesby. Harvest Festival begins Saturday morning with a large farmer’s market. Later that morning is the annual scavenger hunt, the Scarecrow Scramble, in which competitor wear costumes.

Children can get dressed up for the costumer parade and trick-or-treating at 3pm (lineup is at 2:45pm). Children’s activities, including pumpkin decorating and a petting zoo, will be set up downtown until 5:30pm.

The city has also added something for adults- a Zombie Pub Crawl begins at 6:30pm.

Learn more about Harvest Fest and the Scarecrow Scramble by listening to an interview that’s up at the WLPO AM and FM news page.

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Couple kayakers get stuck on the Vermilion in Oglesby

Posted by wlpo on October 9, 2014

Apparently its not too late to go kayaking on the Vermilion River.

Oglesby rescuers and the Conservation Police were called Wednesday afternoon to the Wildcat gorge near the Buzzi Unicem property for two kayakers who got stuck near a short drop. Rescuers took out their own boat and got the women who were from Peru and Oglesby.

Nobody was hurt.

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Oglesby man and woman arrested on cocaine related charge

Posted by wlpo on October 8, 2014

Two alleged sources for cocaine in La Salle County are in jail. Officers with the drug team TRIDENT Wednesday arrested Tabitha Becker, AKA Tabs, at her house in Oglesby.

Her roommate, Johnny Hopkins, was also arrested yesterday, but in Ottawa.

Police say Becker and Hopkins sold cocaine to undercover officers multiple times before getting arrested. Both were charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and were taken to the La Salle County Jail. Their bonds were set at $1 million.

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Oglesby man in county jail

Posted by wlpo on September 21, 2014

An emergency call to an Oglesby home left a man facing a felony gun charge.

The Oglesby police say the man’s wife called 911 about 9pm Saturday.  Officers from Oglesby, La Salle, Peru,  the Illinois State Police, and La Salle County Sheriff’ Department surrounded a home on Maple.  While they were doing that, police say Raymond Carlson came of the home and confronted an officer.

Police say they used a taser on Carlson after he allegedly ignored orders to lay on the ground.   Carlson was arrested for unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.  He allegedly had two guns. Other charges are pending. He was taken to the La Salle County Jail.

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