Author Archives: Jacob Steinberg

Peru electoral board decision in 4th ward race delayed

Peru electoral board decision in 4th ward race delayed

The hearing for Alderman Dave Potthoff’s objection against Aaron Buffo’s petition to run in the city election in Ward 4 has been delayed until next Thursday. City Clerk Dave Bartley recused himself from the electoral board after allegations of him mishandling Buffo’s objection. Attorney Julie Ajster, who represents Buffo, believes that Bartley made the right…Read more »

Peru updates public comment rules for city meetings

Peru updates public comment rules for city meetings

The Peru City Council updated an ordinance to make public comment at city meetings more open. The change will add two public comment periods at each meeting, one at the beginning for items on the agenda and one at the end for other city concerns. City Attorney Scott Schweickert stated that the city was possibly…Read more »

Solar company has plans at Matthiessen Hegeler Zinc site

Solar company has plans at Matthiessen Hegeler Zinc site

A Chicago based solar company is coming to LaSalle. The LaSalle City Council approved a special use permit for GreenKey Solar LLC to build a roof-mounted solar panel on the warehouse at the former Matthiessen Hegeler Zinc Co. grounds. The company will be leasing the property from the Carus family for the next 30 years.…Read more »

Illinois Cement plan for mining in Dimmick Twp. is approved

Illinois Cement plan for mining in Dimmick Twp. is approved

Illinois Cement Company’s petition to rezone and annex 12 parcels in Dimmick Township is approved. The LaSalle City Council voted 6-0 to allow the company to mine limestone underneath the twelve parcels in Dimmick Township. The proposal moved forward after the company promised well monitoring for the affected citizens. Alderman Diz Demes says LaSalle is…Read more »

Limestone mining opponents don’t like their prospects

Limestone mining opponents don’t like their prospects

A large crowd objected at last night’s LaSalle City Council meeting to Illinois Cement Company’s proposal to rezone and annex 12 parcels in Dimmick Township for mining. Some are worried about their property values with a mine in their area. The proposal is for the company to mine limestone, which would force East Third Road…Read more »

Roundabout intersection coming to Peru

Roundabout intersection coming to Peru

North Peoria Street in Peru will be getting new improvements. The City of Peru plans to widen and re-align the road from Plank to Wenzel road with a proposed round-about intersection to replace the one currently installed. The project is a multi-share project, which means the money will come from portions of city funds, state…Read more »

Cement company asks to relocate road for mining

Cement company asks to relocate road for mining

East 3rd Road near the LaSalle and Dimmick border could be relocated. The Illinois Cement Company is asking the LaSalle City Council to temporarily relocate East 3rd Road to mine limestone underneath the current road. In this case, temporarily means for a decade. Company attorney John S. Duncan III is optimistic that the new road…Read more »

Financial adviser fills alderman vacancy in LaSalle

Financial adviser fills alderman vacancy in LaSalle

The City of LaSalle has named financial advisor Brian Sellett for the Third Ward alderman seat left open by attorney Brian Duncan III’s resignation last month. Sellett is taking the job just until the end of the term in about six months. Duncan resigned because of his personal law practice conflicting with his duties as…Read more »