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Archive for March 2nd, 2010

Goodwill building store in Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on March 2, 2010

Fans of resale shops will have another place to scavenger for items.  Goodwill wants to build a shop in Ottawa.  The stand-alone building would be part of the Ottawa Center Shopping area which includes a Wal-Mart SuperCenter. 

          Mayor Bob Eschbach says he doesn’t know why they didn’t chose to move into an existing building, like one of the empty box stores south of I-80.  He says the building will be about $17,000 square feet.

          Plans for the building have been referred to the plan commission.

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Streator tourism website wins award

Posted by wlpo on March 2, 2010

Looking for something to do in Streator?  Try the website, Streator.org.  Apparently it’s helpful. 

Streator Tourism won the Best Tourism Website competition in their category.  The award was announced last week at the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Tourism.

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Teens accused of selling crack cocaine in Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on March 2, 2010

Crack-cocaine charges for a couple of teens in Ottawa.  Investigators with the Ottawa Narcotics Unit arrested 19 year old Ricardo Hebron or “T” Junior of Chicago and 18 year old Efrem Pryor or “E” of Ottawa Saturday.

          Police say the teens sold what they believe was crack to a person working with detectives.  Both were taken to the La Salle County Jail.  Pryor’s bond was set at $30,000 with Hebron’s bond set at $50,000.

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Oncology office planned for former furniture store

Posted by wlpo on March 2, 2010

A former furniture store in Peru could be turned into an oncology office. 

Illinois Valley Community Hospital, St. Margaret’s Hospital and a physicians group are asking the City of Peru for a special use permit and permission to reduce the number of required parking spaces.  They want to use the building that used to be Leath Furniture, north of Target.

The city council Monday night referred the requests to the plan commission and zoning board of appeals for consideration.

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