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LPHS increasing tax rate

Posted by wlpo on December 16, 2009

You’ll be paying slightly more to LP High School through your property taxes next year.  The district’s raising their tax levy, asking for about $600,000 more than last year.  The tax rate will increase by .0141%.  They’re predicting a $29 million growth in EAV.
Superintendent Craig Carter says even with the increase, LP still has one of the lowest school tax rates in La Salle County.

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Crash on Rt 251/Rt 6 ramp cleared

Posted by wlpo on December 16, 2009

A crash that affected traffic going from Route 251 to Route 6 in Peru late Wednesday morning has been clear.  It involved an SUV and a mini van.  Two people were being treated for minor injuries.

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Bill Walsh Automotive Group takes over Ford, Kia dealership

Posted by wlpo on December 16, 2009

Next time you go looking to buy a new car in Ottawa, you’ll notice there are fewer dealers competing for your business. 

          Ottawa Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, and Kia has been bought out by the Bill Walsh Automotive Group.  Bill Walsh Junior announced the change Tuesday.

          The Bill Walsh Automotive Group also owns Honda, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC Truck, Mazda, and other franchises in La Salle County.

          They plan to remodel the Ford Lincoln Mercury site and build a new Kia showroom and service reception center.  They also plan to build a new Honda dealership in Ottawa.

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La Salle tax levy is unchanged

Posted by wlpo on December 16, 2009

The La Salle Elementary District shouldn’t be affecting your tax bill anymore next year than this past year.

The school board last night approved a levy this a two percent increase over last year’s.

Dan Marenda is the superintendent.  He says there’s no increase in the tax rate because of an anticipated two million dollar increase in EAV.

The total levy is about 2.6 million dollars.  The largest portion of the levy is for the educational fund.

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