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Archive for January 1st, 2014

Ottawa and Oglesby announce plans for tree disposals

Posted by wlpo on January 1, 2014

If you’re looking for something to do with your old live Christmas tree, disposal depends on where you live.

People in Ottawa can leave their trees at the Riordan Pool parking lot Saturday, January 11th.  You can leave your tree in a designated drop-off area at the park if you can’t be there on the 11th.  Bags will be provided if you want to take chips for mulch. 

In Oglesby, people can put their tree out with their garbage.  It will be considered your bulk item for the week.

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Oglesby grocery store anticipated for 2015

Posted by wlpo on January 1, 2014

By this time next year, a new grocery store should be taking shape in Oglesby.

Oglesby Mayor Don Finley says County Market officials bought property in October 2013for their new store west of Eureka Savings Bank on West Walnut Street.  Finley expects a groundbreaking for the store to happen late spring and the store to open early 2015.

County Market is expected to bring with it about 70 jobs and $6 million in development.  The store will have a pharmacy.

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Spring Valley Economic Director hopes new year will bring new use to former factory

Posted by wlpo on January 1, 2014

There’s a building sitting empty in Spring Valley that would be ideal for a new manufacturer.  The old Honeywell-Hobbs factory hasn’t been used since 2010 and it is a building Spring Valley Economic Development Director Deb Ladgenski would like to see sold.  She says the Illinois EPA has cleared the property for contamination.  She would like to see it go on the market.  It’s still owned by Honeywell.

Another old industrial site that’s returning to use is the former Bassick’s property.  It will be the home of a new Sullivan’s Grocery Store.  Ladgenski says site work and engineering work are underway and construction is expected to begin in March or April.  The store could open in fall 2014.

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