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dailyGAZETTE Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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Council approves Manny’s moves in, while Domino’s departs zoning extension
Slices of life
Ybarra has a year to find investors for sports complex BY PAM EGGEMEIER email@example.com 800-798-4085, ext. 570
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Kathy Kingery of Manny’s Pizza & Tacos works from the new Sterling location, in the site of the former La Mex restaurant at 312 Locust St., Monday afternoon. Manny’s plans to open Jan. 31. Its owner, Manny Castro, also has restaurants in Savanna and Fulton. BY KATHLEEN A. SCHULTZ email@example.com 800-798-4085, ext. 535
Pizza comes, and pizza goes. For years, fans of Manny’s Pizza have been salivating over rumors that the popular eatery planned to open shop in Sterling. Dreams came close to reality in July 2012, when Manny Castro, owner/operator of Manny’s Pizza in Savanna and Manny’s Too in Fulton, made a down payment on the former Ryan’s Family
Steakhouse, 3900 E. Lincolnway. That deal fell through, though, after Ryan’s parent company, Buffets Inc., filed for bankruptcy that January, and mold was found in the building. But the dream has blazed back to life: Manny’s Pizza & Tacos will open at 11 a.m. Jan. 31 in downtown Sterling, in the site of the short-lived La Mex restaurant at 312 Locust St.
STERLING – The City Council on Monday approved a Sterling man’s petition to extend a special use permit for his proposed sports complex. The request from former Newman baseball coach Larry Ybarra had received unanimous backing from the city’s planning commission on Dec. 19. Ybarra now has the special use zoning designation through Dec. 31. Ybarra has obtained about 22 of the 45 acres he wanted for the $8 million project. He has an option for an additional 45 acres in the same area – at the northwest corner of Oak Grove Avenue and 23rd Street, off Lynn Boulevard. Ybarra said he needed the extension to give him more time to find investors for the privately funded project. Ybarra said he was advised to raise about 35 percent of the money through private investors and finance the rest. During the planning commission meeting in December, Ybarra had outlined some of his tourism projections. EXTENSION CONTINUED ON A2
Next meeting The Sterling City Council next meets at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at City Hall, 212 Third Ave., on the first floor in the Council Chambers. Go to www.ci.sterling.il.us/ or call City Hall at 815-6326621 for an agenda or more information.
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Region heads back into a deep freeze STAFF AND WIRE REPORT firstname.lastname@example.org 800-798-4085, ext. 501
STERLING – Temperatures might not be as brutal as they were during a cold snap earlier this month, but it’s going to be downright uncomfortable outside for the rest of the week in the Sauk Valley. Forecasters say the region is poised to see more frigid weather. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for the area until noon today. The forecast high for today is 7 degrees, but with winds between 15 and 25 mph, it will feel like 20 below zero. FREEZE CONTINUED ON A2
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Today Sunny but cold. Wind chill advisory in effect until noon. High 7, with wind chills approaching 20 below zero. Tonight Snow showers possible. Low minus 1. Wednesday A few a.m. snow showers, otherwise mostly cloudy. High 18. Low minus 3. Thursday Sunny but bitter cold returns. High 3. Low minus 12. Friday Partly cloudy, windy, and warmer. High 25. Low 22.
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Kammie Cook (left), 7, helps sisters Angie Smessaert (center), 11, and Lilly Betts, 7, roll a large pile of snow Monday afternoon in Rock Falls. It might not be as comfortable to have such outdoors activities today. The forecast high is 7, with a low of minus 1.
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Today’s weather High 4. Low -6. More on A3.
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Polo Police Thomas A. Felker OF "YRON AM *AN SPEEDING ISSUED ) BOND Michael E. Dubois OF 0OLO AM &RIDAY
Lee County Sheriff 13-year-old boy PM 3UNDAY BATTERY RELEASED TO HIS PARENTS Tyler C. Williams OF 7YANET PM 3UNDAY
THEFT LESS THAN POSTED BOND AND GIVEN NOTICE TO APPEAR IN COURT
Ogle County Sheriff Mark S. Beecham OF /REGON 3UNDAY IN /REGON FAILURE TO APPEAR GIVEN NOTICE TO APPEAR IN COURT
State Police Marissa L. Shaw-White OF -ILWAUKEE AM 3UNDAY ON )NTERSTATE IN ,EE #OUNTY POSSESSION OF CANNABIS LESS THAN GRAMS POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE OBSTRUCTING IDEN TITY HELD AT ,EE #OUNTY *AIL Aaron E. Baker OF -IL WAUKEE AM 3UNDAY ON )NTERSTATE IN ,EE #OUNTY SPEEDING 7ISCONSIN $EPART MENT OF #ORRECTIONS WARRANT FOR PAROLE VIOLATION HELD AT ,EE #OUNTY *AIL Kent A. Wasson OF 2OCK &ALLS PM 3ATURDAY AT %AST 3ECOND 3TREET AND &IRST !VENUE IN 2OCK &ALLS DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE AGGRAVAT ED DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE DRIVING TOO FAST FOR CONDITIONS HELD AT 7HITESIDE #OUNTY *AIL AND GIVEN NOTICE TO APPEAR IN COURT Keith S. Melzer OF (ARTFORD 7IS AM 3ATURDAY ON )NTERSTATE IN 7HITESIDE #OUNTY DRIVING TOO FAST FOR CONDITIONS ISSUED CITATION Carl W. Ackert OF $IXON AM &RIDAY AT 7ALTON 2OAD AND 53 2OUTE IN ,EE #OUNTY DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE WITH BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT GREATER THAN AGGRAVATED DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE DISOBEYING STOP SIGN HELD AT ,EE #OUNTY *AIL AND GIVEN NOTICE TO APPEAR IN COURT David J. Helfrich OF $IXON AM 3ATURDAY AT 2OCK )SLAND AND 7ALKER ROADS IN ,EE #OUNTY DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE WITH BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT GREATER THAN SPEEDING POSTED DRIVERS LICENSE AND CASH AS BOND GIVEN NOTICE TO APPEAR IN COURT John J. Linboom OF 2OCK &ALLS AM 3ATUR DAY AT $IXON !VENUE AND -AR TIN 2OAD IN 7HITESIDE #OUNTY DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPEND ED ISSUED ) BOND AND GIVEN NOTICE TO APPEAR IN COURT Brigitte N. Ruch OF &RANKLIN 'ROVE PM &RI DAY AT STATE 2OUTE AND 0RAI RIE 2OAD IN ,EE #OUNTY FAILURE TO REDUCE SPEED TO AVOID AN ACCIDENT ISSUED CITATION
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