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Governor visits Peru to talk about road money

Posted by wlpo on October 5, 2013

          With an airplane and local politicians behind him, Governor Pat Quinn announced that cities, counties and townships would be receiving extra money for road work.  The announcement Saturday came nearly four years cities, counties and township started receiving the money in 2010.  The money is from the Illinois Jobs Now program.

          How much your town or county receives depends on its population and the amount of roads.  Peru is receiving nearly $43,000 while a smaller town like Ladd is receiving almost 5$,700. 

          Peru Mayor Scott Harl says they’ve been including the extra money in their Motor Fuel Tax projects.  Motor Fuel Tax is another way towns get road money from the state.

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Oktoberfest continues in Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on October 5, 2013

          You haven’t missed Oktoberfest yet.  The festival continues in Ottawa’s Jordan block Saturday and Sunday.  The German festival features music and authentic food.

          Sunday you can attend a special Oktoberfest mass and have breakfast.  The Court Street Craft Market will also be open.

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Marseilles areas will close for military training

Posted by wlpo on October 5, 2013

     MARSEILLES, Ill. (AP) – Illinois officials say parts of a La Salle County recreational area will be closed periodically in October and November to allow for military training.

      The Department of Natural Resources is alerting hunters to the closings of parts of the Marseilles State Fish and Wildlife Area.

      The shutdowns include Area B on Oct. 7, 8, 10, and 24 and Nov. 14; Areas A and C will be closed on Oct. 14, 15, 16 and 17 and Nov. 18.

      The Marseilles plot is a joint-use area for the Department of Natural Resources and the Illinois Department of Military Affairs. Either agency may use the whole site when necessary.

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Harvest Festial and scramble is today in Oglesby

Posted by wlpo on October 5, 2013

          If you notice people in costume running around Oglesby Saturday, they’re participating in the annual scavenger hunt.     Harvest Fest is today.  Crafts and food are on sale downtown.  Starting at 12pm is live music by the “New Doodledorfers”.  The scramble starts at 11am.  Registration starts 10:30am.

          There’s supposed to be a bonfire with hot dogs and more for families from 4-7pm at the Dickenson House.  That will depend on the weather. 

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Infrastructure project to bring Gov. Quinn to Peru

Posted by wlpo on October 5, 2013

          A major infrastructure project has Governor Pat Quinn making an appearance at the Illinois Valley Regional Airport in Peru.  Quinn is holding a press conference at 12:30pm Saturday.

          He hasn’t said what the project will be only that it would create jobs.

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