Burglary Stopped In Progress In Utica

A burglary was stopped in progress in Utica last night. According to a La Salle County Sheriff’s Office Press Release, deputies responded to a call around 11:30 last night about a motor vehicle burglary in progress on 2803rd road. A description was given to the deputies and upon further investigation, 4 people were arrested after a traffic stop. 22-year-old Amey Mcdonnell of Joliet, 22 year old Derrick Aquino of Marseilles, 25 year old Jose Avila of Ottawa and 20 year old Anthony Brito Jr.…

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Princeton Water Main Flushing Starts Next Week

If you live in Princeton, you may notice a chlorine smell in your water next week. The City of Princeton Water Department will begin their semi-annual city wide water main flushing between 7AM and 4PM on Monday, April 21st. Customers may experience a strong chlorine smell, cloudy or discolored water and brief periods of low water pressure. If the smell is too strong to drink, the department says to keep a pitcher of water in the fridge for drinking, as the chlorine will dissipate from the…

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Illinois Briefs – 4/16/14

>>Quinn Anti-Violence Initiative Faces New Scrutiny (Springfield, IL) -- Governor Quinn could face some election-year embarrassment from a new audit of his anti-violence initiative that's already been accused of mismanagement. Republican members of the Illinois House have asked Auditor General William Holland to do a more thorough investigation of the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative. An earlier audit by Holland found sloppy bookkeeping and poor oversight, though the Quinn…

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Spring Valley Man Pleads Guilty To Involuntary Manslaughter

The Spring Valley man who fatally shot and killed 23-year-old Kyle Zinser has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. 20-year-old Angel E. Moreno was charged with involuntary manslaughter after Kyle Zinser was found dead in Moreno’s basement in January. Moreno allegedly shot Zinser unintentionally in the leg but didn’t call for help until hours later. He remains in custody until a sentencing hearing on May 21st and faces 2-5 years in…

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Tax Day Comes With Scam Potential

Today is Tax Day which means it’s also a day for scammers to try and trick you into paying them money. The IRS has sent out a press release detailing another strong warning to consumers to guard against sophisticated and aggressive phone scams targeting taxpayers. Potential victims may be told over the phone or through email that they are entitled to a big refund or that they owe additional money to the IRS that must be paid immediately. According to the release, the IRS will never ask for…

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Illinois Briefs – 4/15/14

>>Poll: Governor Quinn Trails Rauner By Three Points (Undated) -- Early poll results show the incumbent governor in a slight uphill battle in his re-election bid, The Rasmussen Reports poll has Republican challenger Bruce Rauner ahead of Pat Quinn 43 percent of the vote to 40 percent. Six percent of the 750 people polled say they would prefer a different candidate than Rauner or Quinn, while ten percent were undecided. The general election is November 4th. >>Union Workers To…

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17-Year-Old Arrested In Bureau For A “Bus Pass”

A 17-year-old found out what NOT to do while driving near a school bus in Bureau. According to a Bureau County Sheriff’s Office report, an unidentified 17-year-old male was arrested for passing a school bus near Miller and Kansas Streets in Bureau. The arrest came after a 58-year-old Princeton woman called to complain. The 17-year-old was arrested on Friday and faces a three month license suspension and $150…

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Local Princeton Athlete Gets Special Certification

A local Princeton athlete has received a very special certification. 32-year-old Nathan Warren was one of 23 Special Olympics Illinois athletes certified as a Special Olympics Global Messenger at a training session last month in Chicago. Global Messengers are athletes that help spread the message and vision of Special Olympics Illinois and share their experiences and benefits from participating. Warren competes in basketball, athletics, snowshoe, softball and bowling and graduated from…

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Illinois Briefs – 4/14/14

>>Lawmakers Seek Regulation Of E-Cigarette Liquids (Springfield, IL) -- Illinois lawmakers are pushing for legislation that childproofs electronic cigarettes. State Representative Robyn Gabel proposed the bill. Her measure would allow the Illinois Department of Public Health to set standards for the packaging of e-cigarette liquid, or e-liquid, refills, which contain concentrations of nicotine in liquid form. It can cause acute nicotine poisoning if ingested, inhaled or absorbed into…

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Bureau County Board Talks Wind Farm

Cash or Credit? That was the debate at last night’s Bureau County Board meeting. The board was trying to decide whether or not to amend their lease agreement regarding the County Wind Farm. The main issue at hand is the farm’s decommissioning funds and how they should be handled. The board can keep money in escrow to cover the decommissioning of the farm if it were ever to be shut down, or they can extend a letter of credit to the farm owner to cover the funds as…

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7:30 pm Passion Mime @ First Lutheran Church in Ohio
Passion Mime @ First Lutheran Church in Ohio
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm
The Lutheran Youth Organization (LYO) from Ohio First Lutheran will be presenting the “Passion Mime” at First Lutheran Church in Ohio which is located at [...]
12:00 am PHS Student Council “Community Outreach”
PHS Student Council “Community O…
Apr 19 @ 12:00 am
The Princeton High School Student Council is hosting their annual “Community Outreach”, offering FREE yard work and cleaning to all residents living within city limits. [...]
12:00 am PMH Baby Photos Available
PMH Baby Photos Available
Apr 19 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm
Baby photos that were taken in the Perry Memorial Hospital OB Unit from December 1961 through March 2002 will be available to pick up on [...]
1:00 pm LaSalle County Genealogy Guild meets
LaSalle County Genealogy Guild m…
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm
The LaSalle County Genealogy Guild meets at the guild library at 115 W. Glover Street in Ottawa.  Speaker will be Rachel Mellen.  She was born [...]

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