Back to the Table Again

By: Nichole Vrsansky
By: Nichole Vrsansky

Talk of a new INS facility in Ogle County is back on the table again. But many Ogle County residents are frustrated Wednesday night after another informational meeting left many questions unanswered.

Some Ogle County residents say the information they took the meeting is too little, too late.

The Ogle County Jail Research Committee tried again tonight to convince residents the proposed detention center would be good for the community.

But county resident Tom Peters isn't buying it.

The new 636-bed facility would house county inmates, as well as detainees for the INS and U.S. Marshal's service. But, neither the INS or the Marshal Service can make any promises about the numbers.

Last week the city council refused to allow a water and sewer hook up to detention center, which would be an additional cost of $650,000 for the facility.

The Ogle County Board has approved a non-binding agreement on the land for the new facility, but they have to decide by Nov. 15 whether they will extend that agreement.

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