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Progress continues for a new jail in Ogle County

Ogle County officials are moving forward in the construction of a new jail in Oregon.

An architect was hired for the project last month as it is scheduled to be built near the Judicial Center. Ogle County officials are hoping that a portion of South 6th Street between Washington and Jefferson Streets in Oregon will be closed for the new jail.

Sheriff Brian VanVickle said they have around 2 months now to work on programming on the project with the architect. Their goal is to have 1 design.

If 6th Street remains open in Oregon, can the new jail still be built at this location in Oregon?

Sheriff VanVickle said that the look of the jail will be different along with fewer parking spaces if 6th Street remains open in Oregon.

Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle who was a guest yesterday on the program "Let The People Know".

The new jail is expected to cost between 25 to 28 million dollars with 180 to 200 prisoners.

Sheriff VanVickle said that construction is scheduled to begin late summer or early fall in 2018. It will take 18 months to complete.

"Let The People Know" is heard on Wedesday afternoon at 12:30 on Good Time Oldies 1060 and rebroadcast Sunday morning at 7 on WRHL and 6:30 on The Coyote.



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