Author Archives: Jacob Steinberg

Shared LaSalle-Peru police station idea dropped

Shared LaSalle-Peru police station idea dropped

The City of Peru’s plan for a shared police station with the City of LaSalle is no more. Peru Mayor Scott Harl announced the decision at the City Council meeting Monday night. Harl cites lawmakers in Springfield who are considering consolidating downstate police and fire pensions and concerns among the police union in LaSalle about…Read more »

Attorney asks Peru alderman to resign over email use

Attorney asks Peru alderman to resign over email use

A Peru alderman is being asked to resign two weeks before the election. 2nd Ward Alderman Tom Payton was asked to resign by local attorney Julie Ajster after he allegedly used his city email to conduct campaign business. Ajster says that it violates a state law. Ajster also says that Payton violated the law numerous…Read more »

LaSalle considering pedicab tour routes

LaSalle considering pedicab tour routes

The LaSalle City Council is reviewing whether to allow a pedicab shuttle service that would operate between Bucklin and Crosat streets, which would allow for downtown transportation. The plan was brought about by Ken Mollan, who plans to put two pedicabs in both LaSalle and Utica and connect them via the I&M Canal towpath. Mollan…Read more »

Electronics recycling event scheduled in Peru

Electronics recycling event scheduled in Peru

The Peru City Council approved an agreement with LaSalle County to host a countywide electronics recycling event at Illinois Valley Regional Airport. The event will be the first of four scheduled recycling events from the county this year. The county will pay for the cost of the drop-offs while the city will provide traffic control.…Read more »

Peru to install new water main on 7th St.

Peru to install new water main on 7th St.

The Peru City Council voted Monday night to approve an agreement with Chamlin and Associates for a water main replacement located on 7th Street. The agreement sets out phase one of construction that will start on the far east end of the street that will move towards Pulaski Street. The project is eligible for a…Read more »

LaSalle approves work in its water well yards

LaSalle approves work in its water well yards

The LaSalle City Council approved a bid from Tieman Builders to replace three well head platforms south of the I&M Canal and east of Route 351. The platforms will be put around the three highest producing wells in the area. City Engineer Brian Brown says the platform will have concrete foundations with steel plates on…Read more »

LaSalle sewer separation project gets approval

LaSalle sewer separation project gets approval

The City of LaSalle has given the thumbs up to start a sewer separation project. The project will separate the combined sewage pipe from Hegeler Park to Sterling Street and will allow the storm water to discharge exclusively to the Little Vermillion River. The storm water was combined with city sewage which overwhelmed the system…Read more »