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“They’re Playing Our Song” to be performed in La Salle

Posted by wlpo on December 25, 2014

Are ready to watch a theater production that has nothing to do with Christmas? Stage 212 in La Salle has just that coming next month.

“They’re Playing Our Song” is the musical love story starring Daniel Haun and Emily Hanck. It’s directed by Joe Ennenbach.

Performances are during the last two weekends of January at the community theater on First Street in La Salle. Tickets are $12 and go on sale January 12.

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Massachusetts man arrested after traffic stop in La Salle County

Posted by wlpo on December 23, 2014

A man from Massachusetts probably wasn’t planning to visit Ottawa, Illinois but he’s there now. William Baldelli of Sunberry, Massachusetts was arrested for unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver after a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near La Salle Monday night.

Baldelli was taken to the La Salle County Jail where he was awaiting a bond hearing.

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City offices to close for the holidays

Posted by wlpo on December 23, 2014

Do you have business at the Peru City Clerk’s Office? You better do it Tuesday or wait until Friday. The office will be closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas.

There will be no garbage pick-up Thursday. Garbage pickup will be one day late the rest of the week.

In La Salle, there won’t be garbage pickup on Thursday. Thursday’s route will be picked up Friday.

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Man arrested after what police call a brief pursuit in La Salle and Peru

Posted by wlpo on December 22, 2014

A traffic stop that started in La Salle eventually ended in Peru and left a man from Peru facing a serious charge.

Zachary Savitch of Peru was arrested around 2am Sunday for aggravated fleeing and attempting to elude police, a class four felony, and unlawful possession of cannabis, a less serious charge.

Police say they briefly chased Savitch from La Salle to Seventh and Monks Streets in Peru. Savitch was given a handful of ticketed for allegedly running stop signs and speeding. He was being held in the La Salle County Jail with his bond set at $10,000.

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Failed resort in La Salle may be redeveloped for other uses

Posted by wlpo on December 17, 2014

Frontier Lodge, a resort and water park that broke ground in La Salle is only a memory in your mind and in the books. The development agreements and preliminary plat that were approved by the city council in 2006 were rescinded by the city council Tuesday night.

A new developer, Mark Voss, wants to buy a couple of buildings and a foundation that were constructed. It is only a portion of the resort property north of Interstate 80.

Mayor Jeff Grove believes Voss wants to use the buildings for livable space and not for sand mining. Voss is related to Dan Voss, a man that was involved with a sand mine not far west of the old resort site.

Grove hopes by rescinding the old plat, some of the work will be done for mew interested buyers.

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Food pantry in La Salle gearing up for annual Christmas meal distribution

Posted by wlpo on December 12, 2014

Think of all of the shopping trips and ingredients you’ll be using to prepare Christmas dinner for your family. Imagine shopping for 650 families.

Approximately 1,800 people are relying on the Illinois Valley Food Pantry to provide them with something special for Christmas. The pantry needs donations of instant potatoes, canned vegetables, turkey, and ham. They’re also accepting cake mix, frosting and cash.

Donations can be dropped off five days a week.
Or If would like to receive food assistance, register with the pantry by Wednesday. Distribution will be Saturday, December 20.

You can find the pantry in the 100 block of Marquette Street in La Salle.

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Exelon looking to extend operations at the La Salle nuclear plant

Posted by wlpo on December 10, 2014

You might remember when the nuclear plant in La Salle County was being built. The plant’s two units began producing power in 1984 and if Exelon Generation has its way, it will be running in 2040.

Exelon is asking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to renew the licenses for both units. Unit 1 is licensed to operate until 2022 and Unit 2 until 2023. Exelon wants to extend each by 20 years.

Exelon filed a license renewal application Tuesday. It Exelon says it will take two years for the NRC to review the request.

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No mercy for huge water bill leaves a late La Salle man’s family angry

Posted by wlpo on December 3, 2014

If you ask his son, Dominic Visione of La Salle was a nice man who paid his city bill on time for 55 years. Seven months after his death, Visione’s son is paying an $878 city bill because a toilet was running for about 11 days.

Dominic “Nick” Visione made it clear to the city council Tuesday night that he felt the city is wrong for having a “no mercy” policy for people who inadvertently run up a huge water and sewer bill. Visione says other towns like Peru, and larger cities like San Francisco, California and Tampa, Florida have forgiveness policies.

The spike in water usage was noticed by a city employee in late November. Visione was contacted and the water was shut off inside of the home. He wonders why the water tracking system didn’t notice the unusual usage sooner.

Many of the aldermen and Mayor Jeff Grove sounded sympathetic but defended their policy. Finance Director John Duncan says the city paid for the treatment and delivery of the water. He says he doesn’t think it would be fair to make other tax payers have to split the cost.

Visione is paying the bill in installations.

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Local store owners offering sales

Posted by wlpo on November 29, 2014

You probably won’t be hit with a shopping cart or forget in which aisle you parked if you decide to shop local Saturday. Store owners in La Salle are ready for Small Business Saturday.

About 30 businesses, mostly in downtown La Salle are offering deals.

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Man arrested in La Salle after allegedly receiving marijuana in the mail

Posted by wlpo on November 25, 2014

Any package being sent through the U.S. Postal Service is going to be inspected, including a packaging with 12 pounds of marijuana.

A man with a California address is facing a felony drug charge in La Salle County after police say he receive more than 5000 grams of marijuana in the mail Friday.

Joseph Larabee was pulled over and arrested at Ninth and Joliet Streets in La Salle by members of TRIDENT. He was being held in the La Salle County Jail with his bond set at $500,000.

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