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Doty Sworn In As New Princeton Firefighter

The Princeton Fire Department has a new employee. Jarod Doty of Tampico took his Oath of Duty at yesterday’s Princeton City Council meeting. He had been working with the Tampico Fire Department for 4 years and part time at the Princeton Fire Department for almost 2 years. Doty is a certified Firefighter/EMT Engineer and has an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science, meaning will be able to join the department…

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Princeton Electric Department Gets Honored

The City of Princeton Electric Department has received a national honor. The department received the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices. The award was presented on April 7th during the association’s annual Conference in Oklahoma City and more than 285 utilities entered the annual Safety Awards. City Commissioner Joel Quiram announced the award at yesterday’s city council meeting and added that this is the 9th straight year the…

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Illinois Briefs – 4/22/14

>>Mayors Demanding Lawmakers To Reform Pension (Undated) -- Several Illinois mayors are requesting legislators to restructure the pension systems for police and firefighters. Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner says the costs of the funds are rapidly increasing but they can't do anything about it because the funds are regulated by the state legislature. He says Republicans and Democrats have sweetened up the retirement deals over the years, but it's left them in a bind. The mayors say their…

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LaSalle Boil Order Expected To Last Until Tommorow

If you live in the city of LaSalle, don’t drink the water. A boil order is in effect for everyone from First to Second Street between Joliet and Gooding. The order is expected to affect downtown resident’s until sometime tomorrow. Complications started on Friday, when a water main break sent water gushing down Marquette…

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Illinois Briefs – 4/21/14

>>Two Dead, Three Others Hurt In Rural Crash (Homer, IN) -- Champaign County officials say an autopsy will be done today on the bodies of two victims of a deadly car crash. The people killed in the crash have been identified as Dorothy and Scott Doxtater of Indianapolis. Three others were hurt in the two-vehicle collision that happened yesterday afternoon at Illinois 49 and Homer Lake Road. Illinois State Police have charged a 19-year-old Champiagn man with improper lane…

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Illinois Briefs – 4/18/14

>>Rauner Firm Has State Grant Awarded By Quinn (Springfield, IL)  --  GOP nominee for governor Bruce Rauner will benefit  from a state contract awarded last year by his opponent, Governor Pat Quinn.   Rauner formerly ran GTCR LLC, a Chicago private equity firm, which he is currently an investor.  Since December of 2012, GTCR has owned Correctional Healthcare, which recently received a five-year renewal of its contract from the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.  The…

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Sheriff’s Deputies Handle Knife, Air Gun Situation At Reagan Middle School

Bureau County Sheriff’s Deputies dealt with a potentially scary situation today at Reagan Middle School in Tiskilwa. Bureau County Sheriff John Thompson confirmed earlier today that an 11-year-old student showed up to school this morning with a knife and an Air-Soft gun in his backpack. Air-Soft guns are replica firearms that use air to shoot plastic pellets. Sheriff Thompson said deputies were dispatched around 8:45AM this morning but the situation was dealt with briefly. No…

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Illinois Briefs – 4/17/14

>>Democrats: State Tax Rollback Will Cost Schools Millions (Springfield, IL) -- Democrats in the Illinois Senate say that if the state income tax is rolled back it could devastate schools statewide. Senate President John Cullerton's office released figures on Wednesday showing that school districts would lose over 450-million dollars in funding next fiscal year. Governor Quinn supports a permanent extension of the temporary 67 percent tax increase. Meanwhile, Senate Republicans believe…

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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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Apr
24
Thu
10:00 am Friends of PPL Annual Book Sale
Friends of PPL Annual Book Sale
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
The Friends of the Princeton Public Library Annual Book Sale takes place Thursday, April 24th through Saturday, April 26th.  The event is held in the [...]
Apr
25
Fri
12:00 am PMH Baby Photos Available
PMH Baby Photos Available
Apr 25 @ 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 [...]
9:00 am Friends of PPL Annual Book Sale
Friends of PPL Annual Book Sale
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Friends of the Princeton Public Library Annual Book Sale takes place Thursday, April 24th through Saturday, April 26th.  The event is held in the [...]
Apr
26
Sat
8:00 am McNabb Fire Department Spring Craft & Vendor Bazaar
McNabb Fire Department Spring Cr…
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
McNabb Fire Department   Spring Craft & Vendor Bazaar Saturday, April 26, 2014 8:00 am – 4:00 pm McNabb Fire Department/Community Center 391 Rt 89 [...]
10:00 am Friends of PPL Annual Book Sale
Friends of PPL Annual Book Sale
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
The Friends of the Princeton Public Library Annual Book Sale takes place Thursday, April 24th through Saturday, April 26th.  The event is held in the [...]

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