October 25, 2014
11:54 am
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 governor’s office announced Friday, the state will provide $1.5 million for building a new 911 center to serve LaSalle, Peru, and Oglesby.
Mikyska taught for three years at Mendota High School before spending the next 39 years teaching at IVCC.
The state will pay for a new berm at the LaSalle County Nursing Home.
The water main flushing schedule provided by the Ottawa Water Dept. on Oct. 23 for the period through Nov. 4 is here.
A report done by the Nuclear Energy Institute shows that if Exelon closed down their nuclear plants in Byron, Clinton and the Quad Cities, it would be a $4 billion hit to Illinois’ economy.
Marlo Hanck says she didn’t even know it was possible for a baby just a few weeks old to benefit from early intervention.
Toller won the state finals held at Starved Rock Lodge back in August and will now compete with four national finalists for the title of “Best New Act in Country Music” in January.
Over 340 volunteers contributed over 41,000 hours last year, an amount that equals almost 20 full-time employees.
Mayor Bob Eschbach says Ottawa Masonry will repair some damage for $25,000, assuming a court case goes as he expects.
The man who owned Sullivan House and Glenwood House retired. So Friendship House took over those homes for developmentally disabled adults last month.
There’s more demand nationwide for the money that pays for the electronics recycling drop-offs that LaSalle County has been hosting.
Streets Commissioner Dale Baxter says the city will send three crews out again this year.
The annual Ottawa Kiwanis Club event giving junior high and grade school students insight into how city government works didn’t come off as smoothly as usual this year.
The Community Food Basket in Ottawa has been contacted by concerned citizens who’ve been targeted in a scam on the north side of Ottawa on Sunday.
Ottawa Elementary School’s Superintendent, Cleve Threadgill, says he doesn’t think Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn or his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner have given enough information to back up what they’re saying.  No matter who wins the governor’s race on November 4, Threadgill says he can’t assume anything.
LaSalle County Sheriff Tom Templeton says there’re 274 registered sex offenders in the county right now.
Peter Miller III will be inducted into the IVCC-LPO Hall of Fame next month.  Peter III, who died in 2011, was the head of Miller Group Media and a renowned philanthropist.
St. Sen. Sue Rezin wants to build some pressure on the General Assembly to change education funding, but not the way that’s started working its way through the legislature.
If Republican treasurer candidate Tom Cross wins the election he wants to use the office to help the agricultural industry.
Fairmount Santrol could nearly double its sand production at Wedron.
The Seneca History Guild is putting together a 400-page book to come out next year in time for the village’s 150th anniversary.
This fall, 12 of the area’s top high school graduates, including five valedictorians are going to Illinois Valley Community College.
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
The LaSalle County Health Department’s influenza vaccine or flu shot clinics start next week.
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