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Archive for November 26th, 2016

Ottawa to Vote on Ordinances for Incoming Pharmacy Tuesday

Posted by wlpo on November 26, 2016

After a brief delay, progress towards a new pharmacy in Ottawa may be picking up again.

The Ottawa City Council has set a special meeting for Tuesday. At the meeting, they plan to consider a number of items related to a planned CVS in the city. Among the items up for consideration are ordinances vacating an alley, a conditional use permit, and preliminary and final plat approvals for the business.

According to Mayor Bob Eschbach, those moves were postponed earlier this month because some changes needed to be made to them.

The public comment period for the alley vacation came and went without incident earlier in the month.

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Ottawa, Minooka Police Team Up to Take Down Woman Driving Stolen Car

Posted by wlpo on November 26, 2016

When police departments work together, you’re going to have a hard time getting away with a crime.

That scenario played out yesterday for a Grand Ridge woman. Shortly after 9:30, Ottawa Police took to the Illinois State Police Emergency Radio Network to put out a report of a stolen motor vehicle.

Less than a half-hour later, a Minooka Police Officer found the vehicle going east on Interstate 80 and pulled the car over. The officer would take the driver into custody.

Shortly after that, 28-year old Ashley Kincade was arrested for possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Kincade had just been released from the LaSalle County Jail on Wednesday on a charge of driving with a suspended license.

She was taken back to the county jail where she awaits a bond hearing.

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Peru Pub Looking for Men who Took Two Grills and Condenser

Posted by wlpo on November 26, 2016

Police and a Peru pub are looking for any information you have about some men who took some appliances from behind the business.

Waterstreet Pub took to Facebook to post surveillance pictures of, who they are calling, “scrappers” that stopped by after hours. According to the pub, the men took two grills and a condenser unit for a walk-in freezer. The electronics were sitting out behind the Art Deco Saloon.

They say the total value of the taken items was $2,500. If you have any information you’re being asked to call the Peru Police Department. You can see images of the men on the Waterstreet Pub Facebook page.

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State Police Take to the Skies to Bust Speeders Over the Holiday Weekend

Posted by wlpo on November 26, 2016

You’ve probably heard, and even seen, the increased police presence if you’ve been driving over the Thanksgiving holiday. But did you ever think to look up for possible cops?

The Illinois State Police District 17 says they’ve set up “air speed zones” along a number of highways and routes. They include Routes 34 and 17 in LaSalle County.

Another air patrol was set up along Interstate 80 yesterday near Utica. During the 2-hour patrol, 16 people were caught speeding doing an average of 86 miles-per-hour.

A total of 13 warnings and 3 tickets were handed out.

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