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Archive for August 1st, 2012

TIF district proposed for La Salle would benefit LP High School project

Posted by wlpo on August 1, 2012

An old truck terminal, farm land, and some light industrial areas in La Salle could soon be included in a tax increment financing district.  Also included would be land owned by LP High School that could one day be the site of a new athletic complex.

The city council Wednesday night agreed to an intergovernmental agreement with the high school.  According to the agreement the high school brought up the idea of the TIF and will help city pay for it.  Mayor Jeff Grove says the high school board still needs to approve the agreement.

The Community Partnership TIF would be the city’s eighth. You can learn more about the TIF and share your thoughts during a public hearing at 6pm Tuesday, September 25 at La Salle City Hall.

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Man accused of of parking car on railroad tracks

Posted by wlpo on August 1, 2012

A father and son are lucky to be alive after their car was found parked on a set of train tracks.  Police say a train was able to stop in time to avoid hitting Jeffery Mansberger’s car early Wednesday morning a few miles east of Route 251 in southern La Salle County.

Someone with BNSF Railway call the police.  Mansberger of Paw Paw, Michigan was arrested for DUI, child endangerment because a six year old boy was with him and improper lane usage.  He was being held in the La Salle County Jail.

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services was called to take the son and his dog, Butterscotch.

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Kitchen fire damanges home near Mendota

Posted by wlpo on August 1, 2012

The kitchen was cooking at a house north of Mendota.  A kitchen fire had fire departments from Mendota, Troy Grove and others busy Tuesday night.

It started just before 9pm and was under control twenty minutes after firefighters arrived.

They’re not sure what started it.  The home was left with an estimated $15,000 worth of damage.

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