Projects Underway in Illinois Valley Region

Here is a rundown of some of the EZ development projects currently happening in the Illinois Valley Region.


LKCS (formerly LetterKraft Printers/Creative Services) are operational in their new 59,000 square foot, state of the art facility in Peru. The entire building is heated and cooled by geo-thermal, making it one of the most energy efficient buildings in Illinois. LKCS is located in the Illinois Valley Enterprise Zone.


Construction is progressing on a new 65,000 square foot (Phase I and II) manufacturing facility in Oglesby, IL. Wire Mesh Corporation, a Mexico City based manufacturer of welded wire fabric used in the production of concrete slabs, plans to initially employ 20. When all phases have been completed, an additional 80 jobs will be provided. Location, electric rates, enterprise zone benefits, and tax increment financing played a major role in the decision to locate in Oglesby.


Oglesby has another new addition. Illinois Valley Community Hospital of Peru (IVCH) is constructing a 2,800 square foot medical building which is expected to be completed by spring 2007. This clinic will allow IVCH to bring new physicians to the community.


Loves Travel Stop is nearing completion at the Utica exit from I-80 in LaSalle County. The building will also include a McDonald’s and Subway, as well as the usual amenities.