LaSalle News Tribune | LaSalle, IL
Due to weather related issues, in some areas there may be delayed deliveries of your Monday issue of the NewsTribune.
If road conditions are severe enough, your delivery person may not be able to deliver your NewsTribune at all on Monday.
In this case, your Monday edition will be delivered with your Tuesday newspaper.
We ask you to be understanding for the safety of our carriers.

You can view Tuesday's newspaper online at

home : news : north central illinois   May 24, 2016

7/16/2013 6:38:00 AM
Oglesby Love's Travel Stop construction starts

NewsTribune photo/Genna OrdConstruction has begun on a Love's Travel Stop near Interstate 39 on Oglesby's south side.
+ click to enlarge
NewsTribune photo/Genna Ord
Construction has begun on a Love's Travel Stop near Interstate 39 on Oglesby's south side.
Tom Collins
NewsTribune Senior Reporter

The dirt is moving at the new Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores and Oglesby residents can look forward to additional projects being started this year.

Mayor Don Finley reported Monday that excavation work has begun at the forthcoming truck stop and should be completed in seven to 10 days, weather permitting. He said the travel plaza, which includes a Hardee’s restaurant and tire repair shop, is on pace for completion in about six months.

Two commissioners also announced water and power projects to be launched. The council voted 5-0 to seek bids for replacement of about 350 feet of 6-inch water main along Woodland Avenue, an area that commissioner Dennis Yborra said has been subject to “numerous breaks.” Engineer’s estimate is $95,000 to $100,000. Bids are due Aug. 5.
Commissioner Dom Rivara then announced he anticipated electrical work to be bid later this year to power up the forthcoming County Market supermarket.

Police physical fitness benefit
Separately, the council approved an extension of the police contract that includes a kind of wellness program for officers. The council approved 5-0 a one-year extension that reimburses in full the YMCA membership fee to any officer who takes an annual fitness test.

Other business
* The council also will have a July 29 special meeting to approve an appropriations ordinance showing revenues of $15.7 million and expenditures of $17 million. Don’t panic: The city will never raise and spend those funds; an appropriations ordinance merely gives the city authority for emergency expenditures through a worst-case declaration.
* Also, the city made a nice profit off the successful Summer Fun Fest. Finley released figures showing the festival generated nearly $75,000 in receipts and funds continue to straggle in.
* Finally, commissioner Tom Porter urged Oglesby residents having trouble pulling out of their driveways to contact police if on-street parking is blocking their sightlines. Porter said blocked sightlines are hazardous and police will gladly make a determination and take appropriate action.

Tom Collins can be reached at (815) 220-6930 or

Login to your account:
Remember me
Login reminder
  If you'd like to comment on this article, please log in or click here to subscribe.


Subscription Login

Underseller resale shop near St. Mary's, Peru closing soon
Updated: 5/24/2016 9:35:00 PM
L-P considers changing academic rankings
Updated: 5/24/2016 8:57:00 PM
List of Memorial Day services
There's bones in those hills (VIDEO)
Moose Lodge helps Princeton board look at positives
La Salle council approves more outdoor dining downtown

Illinois Valley Events
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

Photo GalleryVideo LibraryMagazinesDealsAbout UsAP Terms of UseAdvertise With UsExtra Content

Copyright 2016 NewsTribune, LaSalle, Illinois. All rights reserved.

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved