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Archive for May 18th, 2012

Power pole installation will affect Ottawa traffic

Posted by wlpo on May 18, 2012

If you often take La Salle and Champlain Streets in Ottawa, you may want to take a different route next week.

New transmission power poles are being installed near the railroad tracks at the La Salle and Champlain Streets crossings.  The road will be closed at times while drilling equipment is being brought in.

Champlain from East Superior to Joliet will be closed Monday.  La Salle between Marquette and Joliet will be affected from 7am to 5pm Tuesday.   Flaggers will be directing traffic.

If you take those routes, expect to wait.


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IVCC graduation ceremonies to be streamed live

Posted by wlpo on May 18, 2012

Tomorrow’s a big day for many students of Illinois Valley Community College.  The Associate Degree Nursing Pinning Ceremony at 11 a.m. and the commencement ceremony begin at 2:30 p.m.

If you can’t be there but have someone you would like to watch you the ceremonies are being stream online.  If you can’t watch it live they’ll be available after the ceremonies to watch whenever want.


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La Salle County real estate bills delayed

Posted by wlpo on May 18, 2012

An important bill is about to arrive in the mail- your La Salle County Real Estate Tax bill.  County Treasurer Don Lamps says the processing and mailing of bills was delayed by software upgrades.  New bills are being mailed out by the end of May.  They’ll look different but include the same information.

Payments will be due in early July and September.

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Kid’s Fishing Expo returns to Baker Lake Saturday

Posted by wlpo on May 18, 2012

When’s the last time you went fishing with your kids?  Hundreds of children will line the bank of Baker Lake in Peru Saturday for the 14th annual Kid’s Fishing Expo.

The free event is a how-to clinic for children six years old and up.  Volunteers will show the kids how to cast, tie a knot, and clean a fish.  There will also be food and snacks.

It runs from 9am to 2pm Saturday.  It’s followed by the Lock 14 Kid’s Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 9.  Both are sponsored by the Better Fishing Association.

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