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Posted on: September 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Village of Montgomery Lends a Helping Hand in Oglesby

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The City of Oglesby near LaSalle/Peru was one of many areas in Illinois that suffered severe wind and storm damage from thunderstorms on August 10th. Because of the heavy damage, the City of Oglesby sent out a message to surrounding communities using the Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Network (IPWMAN) asking for help with storm damage clean-up.

The Village of Montgomery volunteered to help and sent Public Works staff members Eric Brown, Owen Thomas, Ed Pfaff, Jon Erb and Aaron Miller to Oglesby along with a chipper, large dump truck and chain saws. Commenting on the experience Eric Brown stated, “It was a great feeling to help a neighboring area in need. I felt a sense of pride when we arrived in all the Montgomery vehicles ready to help the Oglesby community and get the streets and City cleaned as quickly as possible.”

Shawn Murphy, Streets Superintendent for Village of Montgomery, commented, “I am happy and proud that Montgomery was willing to help a city in need. We have a great group of employees that would drop everything to help others and the ideal equipment to help get the job done.”

If you would like to learn more about IPWMAN visit  For information about the City of Oglesby visit or about the Village of Montgomery visit

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