For legal and administrative reasons, seven couples who’ve asked about getting same sex marriage licenses in LaSalle County will have to wait until June if they don’t want to go to another county.
State Rep. Frank Mautino and State Sen. Sue Rezin talk about Illinois' workers' compensation issue at Monday afternoon’s Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce & Industries’ Legislative Luncheon.
Edward McConville is one of the Democrats on the ballot for LaSalle County Treasurer in this month’s primary. He feels his 40 years of experience in banking, including seven as a bank president, puts him ahead of the others asking for the job.
Spokesperson Stacey Shangraw says put 10% down and you can make regular monthly payments on your past due balance without being shut off.
At Sunday night’s LaSalle County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner, St. Rep. John Anthony spoke about the challenges Abraham Lincoln faced.
Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon says people used to be strongly biased against women running for office. At the Illinois Valley Democratic Women Leadership Dinner Saturday night, she said things are changing.
The winner of the first Illinois Valley Democratic Women Mary Ann McCormick Leadership Award is Sophie “Pat” Lewis of Spring Valley.
St. Rep. Tom Demmer is trying again with a financial transparency bill for local governments. The Dixon Republican’s bill passed the Illinois House unanimously last year, but it stalled in the Senate.
Governor Quinn is giving LaSalle and Putnam Counties more than $3.8 million for road projects. The money is part of the governor’s Illinois Jobs Now capital construction program. Over $1.2 million of that money will be used on three bridges along Illinois Route 170 south of U.S. Route 6 in LaSalle County.
Finance Commissioner Wayne Eichelkraut says this will be for the service enabled after all the roadside digging that’s been going on in the downtown area and on the west side.
Dave Kuzy is the new President of Carus Group Inc., an almost 100-year-old chemical company in Peru.
Drs. Jamil and Idries Abdur-Rahman are suing OSF St. Elizabeth Hospital for alleged discrimination. The pregnancy doctors claim they weren’t hired as regular employees because they’re African-American and Muslim.
A baseball field in Ottawa will soon be named after Police Chief turned City Commissioner Ed Whitney who died in December.
State Senator Sue Rezin is sponsoring a bill to let Illinois opt into a national database checking system to prevent animal abusers from adopting or buying pets.
The Marseilles City Council honored Police Chief Jim Hovious last night for 25 years of service in law enforcement for the city. Public Safety Commissioner Jim Hollenbeck praised Hovious for staying in Marseilles.
Part of the plan will cover what to do with nearly 16 acres of land off W. Williams St. that the board bought in December for new park space.
Saturday, March 15 is the first Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ boating safety class for this year. It’s being held at the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center at Starved Rock Lock and Dam from 8:30am to 5pm.
A company spokesperson, responding to a question from WCMY News about the Ottawa’s store’s future, says a closing list isn’t being released at this time.
Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach wants to keep a Honda dealership in town. But Honda has been telling Walsh Rentals LLC to put it elsewhere unless the local franchise builds a fancier store than originally planned.
The Illinois Valley Democratic Women are hosting their annual Leadership Dinner Saturday night at 6pm at the Peru Eagles. Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon is the keynote speaker.
LaSalle County Clerk, JoAnn Carretto, says as of Tuesday morning 29 people had voted early for the primary election. Of those 29 voters, she says, about 20 of them voted Monday, the day early voting began.
Investigators say no foul play is suspected in a fatal house fire that killed two people in the rural northern Illinois community of Earlville.
Ottawa’s Chamber of Commerce holds its annual legislative luncheon next Monday, March 10 at 11:30am at Festivities Unlimited.
The public can comment until March 29 on a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency renewal of a Clean Air Act Program Permit for U.S. Silica.