October 31, 2014
5:09 pm
Marseilles Mayor Patti Smith says there are some other events going on in town before the trick-or-treating starts.
Indian burial mounds were found in the Dayton Bluffs Nature Preserve.  Brook McDonald, President and CEO of The Conservation Foundation, says there are fourteen mounds and between five and twenty bodies would’ve been buried in each one.
Ottawa City Commissioner Dale Baxter says three companies are interested in bidding on city-wide trash hauling, if the city decides to do it.
Forty plaintiffs have re-filed their lawsuit against Wedron Silica and others over gasoline related chemicals in the ground at their homes.
St. Mary’s Hospital through its parent corporation Hospital Sisters Health System out of Springfield has created a mission outreach to help stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa.
Ottawa High School is able to offer the Explore placement test for eighth graders just once this school year. That’ll be this Saturday, November 1 at 8am.
Frost was a part-time math teacher at Illinois Valley Community College for 31 years.  He worked for IVCC until he was 70-years old in the Math Learning Center.
Spending a million dollars to restore the swimming pool seems like the wrong use of such money to the Ottawa High School deficit reduction committee.
Ottawa High School’s FFA alumni gave the school $5,000 Monday night. Joe Schmidt with Ottawa FFA Alumni Boosters says it’s to help keep an agriculture program at the school.
The City of Ottawa has contracted with National Power Rodding Corp. to clean and inspect combined sewers in various areas throughout the city.  Work is expected to start on the south side next Monday from Catherine Street west to Adams Street and from W. Prospect Avenue south to College Avenue.
For the first time ever, the Ebola virus has recently shown up in America.  OSF Healthcare System wants to assure the public that it’s prepared in the unlikely event a patient shows up at one of their hospitals with the virus.
Ottawa’s annual leaf vacuum program starts in a week. Not everyone wants to wait that long to get rid of leaves though.
Members of the Bureau, Marshall, Putnam and Will County Farm Bureaus presented Rezin with the award.
The scholarship is worth $2,500 and is for students enrolling in any of IVCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Related Certified Programs or a Manufacturing Related Associates Degree Program.
Commonwealth Edison plans to begin construction next year of a 60-mile high-voltage transmission line in northern Illinois.
A Missouri judge has ruled against a subsidiary of Ameren Corp. in a legal dispute over whether it needs state permission to build a high-voltage power line across northeast Missouri.
The Seneca History Guild has six months of compiling and editing to do for the village’s 150th anniversary history book.
The water main flushing schedule provided by the Ottawa Water Dept. on Oct. 23 for the period through Nov. 4 is here.
LaSalle County Sheriff Tom Templeton says there’re 274 registered sex offenders in the county right now.
WCMY had the honor of producing a program with Democratic St. Rep. Frank Mautino and Republican challenger Jerry Long in which they answered questions about issues the legislature is dealing with and are on voters' minds. You can listen to the program here.
Read here about what they had to say on the air on WCMY and replay the event.
Challenger Randall Olsen and incumbent Adam Kinzinger debate over this issues on WCMY
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