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Archive for February 5th, 2013

Sewer Bill Dispute Could Be Over

Posted by wlpo on February 5, 2013

It looks like the Ottawa and Naplate water and sewer bill dispute will avoid a courtroom.

The Ottawa City Council last night placed on file a revised water and sewer agreement that has Commissioner Dan Aussem saying “hopefully this issue is put to bed”.  Ottawa is agreeing to waive the first 60 days of increases to the base fee and Combined Sewer Overflow fee for Naplate along with a thousand dollars in late fees.  That comes to a total of about 57 hundred dollars.  As part of the latest proposal, Ottawa also admits to not giving Naplate proper notice before raising sewer and water rates last year and now must give Naplate 60 days notice with any future rate increases.

Aussem says they’re still working on the length of a new agreement with Naplate wanting a short-term so they can work towards building their own sewage treatment plant.  The Naplate Village Board still needs to approve the new agreement.

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Men accused of selling prescription pain killers in Oglesby

Posted by wlpo on February 5, 2013

If you need pain medication see your doctor.  Investigators with TRIDENT arrested two men they say were selling prescription pain killers in Oglesby.

Corey Raley was arrested Monday after allegedly selling Fentanyl to an undercover officer.  He’s also accused of selling Oxycodone and heroin on another day.

Curt Koehler was also arrested yesterday for allegedly selling Fentanyl.  Police say Koehler led them to Spring Valley while he had a child in the car.  Traffic charges are pending.

Raley and Koehler were charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and were being held in the La Salle County Jail.

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Love’s Travel Stop Headed To Oglesby

Posted by wlpo on February 5, 2013

Ten million dollars in development and 60 jobs is on the way to Oglesby.

The Oglesby City Council referred plans for a Love’s Travel Stop to the city’s planning commission.  Mayor Don Finley says truck stop officials hope to open this fall on about 17 acres along Interstate 39 south of Advantage Logistics.      Like the one in Utica, the Oglesby truck stop will also have a restaurant but Finley doesn’t know which one yet.

He says it won’t be a food choice that they already have in Oglesby.

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Successful Food In La Salle And Peru

Posted by wlpo on February 5, 2013

The annual Knights of Columbus Hunger Blitz in La Salle and Peru was a big success.

Members of the Marquette Council in Utica and Calvert Council in La Salle collected food Saturday at Illinois Valley Food Center, Hy-Vee, Walmart and Save-A-Lot.  Despite the chilly temperatures, K of C members collected over four thousand pounds of food and nearly 25 hundred dollars for the Illinois Valley Food Pantry.

Both collection amounts topped the 2012 totals.

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