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The LaSalle City Council covered a lot of topics Monday night, and several things related to the upcoming summer months.

The city pool is scheduled to open this Saturday at Noon. In fact, Noon will be the time the pool opens all summer.

LaSalle’s largest farmer’s market to date will start on June 4 and run from 3 to 6 every Tuesday through September, in the northwest corner of Hegeler Park.

And the pedicab business that the council approved for downtown LaSalle has asked for permission to locate its stand in front of the fountain on First Street. The council balked at this, and is considering alternate locations.

Last week, Ivan Baker of the North Central Illinois Economic Development Corporation announced his plan to leave that organization for another position. Alderman Jim Bacidore, a vocal skeptic of the effectiveness of the corporation, had this to say.

On June 15, the city will host a commercial-and residential-open-house day, headquartered at the Lock 16 Visitor Center. If you’re interested in renting or buying a new space or home in LaSalle, you can pick up a map of the city’s open properties on the 15th. You’re also invited to sit in on any of a number of seminars at the Visitor Center that day. For more information, email LaSalle Economic Development Director Katherine Koyak at

The council also approved a speed bump for the 2000 block of LaHarpe Street, proclaimed May to be Motorcycle Awareness Month in the city, and observed a moment of silence for Attorney Anthony Raccuglia, who passed away over the weekend. Mayor Pro-Tem Tom Ptak called Raccuglia “a pillar of the community.”

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