Oglesby moves forward on green energy

Council approves development of proposal of solar site at fire station

The Oglesby City Council continued its pursuit to incorporate green energy into its grid.

The council approved Monday its support for the development of a proposal of a solar site at the Oglesby fire station.

City officials said they will continue to work on development of a proposed solar site at Illinois Valley Community College that may also incorporate educational opportunities for the school.

The council also approved a closure of Glen Avenue from First Street to the alley from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, for a neighborhood block party.

Hydrant flushing will begin Monday, Oct, 4, and last for a few days, potentially causing some minor water pressure issues.

The city will host Harvest Days from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Senica Square.

Derek Barichello

Derek Barichello

Derek is a Streator High and University of Illinois graduate. He worked at the Albany-Herald in Albany, Ga., and for Sauk Valley Media in Sterling, before returning to his hometown paper. He's now news editor for both the NewsTribune and The Times.