La Salle mayor accuses Peru of using ‘dumping as leverage’ to gain cement company’s 50 acres

La Salle mayor statement said Peru officials would pay for damages of reported dumping if gravel company annexes land parcel into Peru

This parcel located to the east of Menards, Lily Pads and Progress Village on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022 is owned by Mertel Cement Company in Peru.
An aerial view of Mertel Cement Company on the west end of Water Street on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022 in Peru.