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Archive for July 25th, 2010

CH 6 closure

Posted by wlpo on July 25, 2010

Construction work will have a couple of La Salle County roads closed at times this week.  A three mile stretch of County Highway 6, also known as the Grand Ridge-Mazon Blacktop, will be closed from County Highway 15 east to County Highway 30 between 6:30 a.m. to 4p.m. Tuesday. Stretches of County Highway 15 will be closed for construction on Wednesday and Thursday. Construction will go north along County Highway 15 from County Highway 6 to County Highway 55.  You should use alternate route. Exelon traffic will be able to reach the LaSalle Station by using County Highway 30, Illinois 170 or County Highway 39 to reach County Highway 6.

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LaSalle’s new business

Posted by wlpo on July 25, 2010

Freshly painted walls, new flooring, and several aisles of food is what you’ll find in Nina’s Mexican Market. The specialty grocery store across the street from Dollar General is one a few new businesses to pop up on First Street this summer. Rosa and Edgar Sandoval own the business that opened this month. Rosa says they want to begin selling meat and hope to sell prepared food on the weekends. They’re a few storefronts to the east of a resale shop that recently moved from Route 6 to 1st Street. Michelle Wagner owns Second Time Around Thrift Store on First Street. This summer she moved her business from 3rd Street near IV Food Center to a storefront that hasn’t been used in years. She says she looked around a little bit and thought there was more traffic in the area because of the Lock 16 Visitor’s Center. She says the new location has a large selling floor and it seems like they get more people coming in.

She’s from Peru and says there wasn’t space available in Peru. Another person is opening a video game store in the old Leisure Time Video and La Salle Economic Development Director Don Alesky says a men’s clothing store is planned for the old La Salle First National Bank.

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IVCC hosts high school pageant

Posted by wlpo on July 25, 2010

IVCC Cultural Center had the feel of a pageant Saturday night, because it hosted one. Two area girls participated in the Miss Illinois High School America pageant managed by its State director, Jan Ferracutti of Ottawa. Ferracutti said a woman from Warrensburg Latham high school in Decatur won first place, however, two area girls participated. They were Amber Kleppen of Toluca and Jenna Loudenberg of Bradford. The winner advances to national competition in Branson, Missouri in March. Bridal Elegance of Ottawa was sponsor for the pageant.

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