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DePue receiving state money for water storage tank project

Posted by wlpo on November 7, 2013

Your town probably has a bottomless list of public works projects.  In DePue the village needs to renovate a ground level water storage tank.  The work is estimated to cost $225,000, but a good portion of the tab is being picked up by a state grant.

The state announced Thursday the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity will be giving the village $173,000.  The village is paying $52,000.

The money was originally from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


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Granville to honor veterans with a parade

Posted by wlpo on November 7, 2013

Whether you enlisted 70 years ago or five years ago, your U.S. military service matters.  The Village of Granville is saying thank you to veterans with a parade Saturday afternoon.

Line up for the parade is at 1:30pm at Al Cioni Ford.  The parade will begin at 2pm with a fly over by the TMB- Avenger.

Veterans can enjoy a free chili dinner at the American Legion Hall from 11am-1pm.

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La Salle schedules second open house for comprehensive plan update

Posted by wlpo on November 7, 2013

Is there something you think should be in La Salle that isn’t?  Bring your ideas for new businesses, developments or improvements to a community open house.

City officials and a planning firm are updating the city’s comprehensive plan and want your suggestions.  The comprehensive plan charts out possible business and neighborhood developments and infrastructure work.

The open house is from 7-9pm Thursday, November 14 at LP High School.  You can read a report about the city at

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Lobbyist firm working well for Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on November 7, 2013

Peru isn’t the only town in the Illinois Valley that has a lobbyist in Springfield.  Ottawa has been using Torricelli Lobbying and Consulting, LLC and are happy with the results.

Mayor Bob Eschbach says the firm has helped them receive state grants.  The city council Tuesday approved an agreement that would keep the firm on board for another year.  It costs the city approximately $350 per month.

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