March 31, 2015
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Some Illinois Valley Community College students got to question Cong. Adam Kinzinger about several topics Tuesday when he spoke to an international relations class. That included a domestic issue he didn’t exactly answer for himself.
Governor Bruce Rauner is proposing a $23 million cut in Early Intervention services in FY2016.
President & CEO at Easter Seals of LaSalle & Bureau Counties, Susan Bursztynsky, says that will negatively affect Easter Seals in a couple of ways.
In order for a student to be considered for admission to a U.S. Service Academy, he or she must get a nomination from their Congressman, Senator, or the Vice President.
Ottawa fire fighters rescued a south side woman whose W. McKinley Rd. apartment caught fire Saturday night.
LaSalle County deputies say a 21-year old man suffered numerous stab wounds early Saturday inside a home on Second St. in Streator.
LaSalle County has a long way to go to justify getting federal money to start a public transit system to connect people here to the suburbs. But if commuter rail startups from the past are fair indicators, there’s a chance.
St. Rep. Frank Mautino says if not for a gallbladder problem, he wouldn’t be looking forward to surviving a highly deadly cancer.
The Conference of Women Legislators is offering up to $2,500 for tuition, books, and school fees for women undergraduate students over 25 years old.
City Hall says National Power Rodding will be back in town Monday, March 30 working along Columbus St. from Prairie St. south to Veterans Memorial Bridge.
St. Rep. Frank Mautino says Gov. Rauner has been given a lot more authority than other recent governors for deciding how to spend the state’s money.
St. Sen. Sue Rezin says the budget that the legislature and governor just patched had problems from the beginning. The Morris Republican says it wasn’t exactly a secret either.
Commissioner candidates Bobby Kaminski, Wayne Cain Jr., and Jay Delay from Wednesday night's candidate forum.
OSF Healthcare System CEO Kevin Schoeplein was at the White House Wednesday participating in a national program to transform and improve healthcare in the country.
The University of Wisconsin’s annual county-by-county health rankings are out, and LaSalle County is close to the middle again statewide.
Seven people are running for four commissioner seats on the Marseilles City Council. They explained why they’re running at a candidate forum Wednesday night.
Starting commuter bus service from LaSalle County to Aurora or LaSalle County to Joliet would cost $1.5 million. Rail service would be more than $400 million.
A suspicious package examined by a hazardous materials team Wednesday turned out to contain red dye and Comet bathroom cleaner. It also contained a threatening letter.
Incumbent Mayor Patti Smith and former mayor Jim Trager both want the job of Marseilles mayor.
The U.S. House budget resolution that passed Wednesday puts more money into defense spending, cuts $5.5 trillion in spending elsewhere, and would turn Medicare into a voucher program. It also calls for repealing the Affordable Care Act and simplifying the tax code.
Full audio from Marseilles Candidate Forum on 3/25/15.
A nationally recognized safe driving program called The Save a Life Tour came to Ottawa High School Wednesday. The morning started with an extremely graphic multi-media presentation of what happens when people drive while distracted and impaired.
St. Rep. Tom Demmer says the budget fix that passed the House yesterday certainly won’t please everyone. But the Dixon Republican believes it will pass both chambers.
The Ottawa Fire Department says a generator heated some straw, the straw caught fire, and then the generator caught fire.
The contractor, Nettle Creek Nursery, will be planting trees along McKinley Road, Ottawa Avenue, Main Street, Madison Street and Champlain Street.
Here is the candidate forum for Ottawa High School Board candidates as it occurred Tuesday night, March 24, 2015:
The idea is to help push back against extremist terror groups threatening the region’s security and stability.
Residents of Ottawa and representatives from the City of Ottawa, Ottawa Township High School and the Ottawa YMCA are requesting proposals from firms to conduct a feasibility study.
The Ottawa City Council candidate forum held on March 10, 2015 and arranged by the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry is here.
 
 
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