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If you own a $100,000 home in Oglesby, get ready to pay the taxman an extra $175 or more next spring.
Oglesby’s tax rate will climb about 8 cents and the city will hold a hearing to explain why it’s going up.
Monday, the Oglesby City Council tasked the Oglesby Ambulance Board with discussing how best to staff the city's fire and EMS companies.
Illinois Valley Community College is developing an agricultural facility and wants it annexed into Oglesby.
Oglesby wants to give its commercial district a boost – specifically by funding the facade improvement program – and has found a way to do it: Expanding a tax increment financing district to include downtown.
Police bicycle patrols aren't new to Oglesby, police had a seldom-used Schwinn for occasional use, but as the city increases outdoor attractions police decided regular bicycle patrols were needed.
Oglesby soon will have new burn restrictions, as Tuesday the Oglesby City Council voted 5-0 in favor of the drafted restrictions on open burning.
Oglesby police don’t need a dispatcher any longer – Illinois Valley Regional Dispatch fields the calls – so Oglesby will have an administrative assistant instead.
Oglesby residents who need refuge from the heat, or whose air conditioning has conked out, can report to one of the city’s cooling centers.
Oglesby is finally getting a dog park. Wednesday, the Oglesby City Council voted 5-0 to utilize a city parcel for a “public dog run” and then agreed to purchase fencing to enclose it.
Carus LLC’s insurers have, in fact, offered to fully reimburse Oglesby’s equipment loss in the January explosion and fire, a city commissioner confirmed Tuesday.
Carus Chemical’s insurers have offered to reimburse 85% of Oglesby’s equipment loss in the January explosion and fire. Oglesby said no and is holding out for more.
Oglesby police officers are getting in-car cameras and body cameras – and in time to meet a fast-approaching government deadline.
If you live in Oglesby and have an idea or concern, contact your commissioner or Mayor Jason Curran before a working meeting Thursday.
After taking the oath of office Monday, Oglesby Mayor Jason Curran wasted little time making changes, starting with reshuffling commissioners’ assignments and duties.