July 31, 2014
3:44 pm
 
WCMY News
Sixty-one locations for Cottonwood Financial Illinois have been fined a total of $162,500 for lending practices the state says are unfair.
The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life cancer walk in Streator last month was a success.  Chair of LaSalle County’s Relay for Life, Cheryl Canale, shared the news with WCMY’s Karen Rhodes on The Second Cup Thursday.
People who park along W. Madison St., downtown LaSalle St., or part of W. Lafayette St. in Ottawa will need to move their cars by late Sunday morning.
Jeff Newbury says he had no idea he’d be the chief someday when he started work as an Ottawa fire fighter in 1984.
Drugs were involved when a LaSalle teen took a woman’s car on Ottawa’s west side last month and crashed it in a U.S. Silica sand pit.
The National Arbor Day Foundation recently announced that the City of Ottawa has won the Tree City USA Growth Award.  Ottawa Tree Board Chairperson, Brent Barron, says they won the award for the extra things they’ve done this year.
Underage drinkers don’t seem to like trying their luck at Riverfest. Police presence and the wristband system make it hard.
The E. 30th crossing a quarter of a mile north of County Highway 5 in Allen Township will close for upgrades starting Thursday.
The Easters Seals of LaSalle & Bureau Counties 5k Run/Walk for the Kids is this weekend. President and CEO, Susan Bursztynsky, has the details.
LaSalle County judges aren’t being generous with time anymore for people who take lots of it to pay fines.
The City of Ottawa’s 2014 Riverfest activities will cause some parking restrictions and street closures this week.  Starting Monday, Woodward Memorial Drive, Woodward Memorial Parking Lot, the west end of Woodward memorial Driver alley, and Clinton and Canal Streets south of Main Street will be closed to all parking and traffic for a week.
The public has a sample of things to come at Reddick Library in Ottawa.
The Elaine Leslie Baker Memorial Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive will be held from nine to noon Saturday, August 2 at Walgreens in Ottawa.
The people who work the gardens at Reddick Mansion are happy about two designations the gardens just received.
Tom Cross, the Republican candidate for Illinois treasurer, says his Democratic opponent Mike Frerichs wants to invest only in Illinois companies and financial institutions.  Cross says the treasurer has the responsibility to put the rate of return on investments above everything.
Two years ago, Dan Hyatt weighed 350 pounds.  In less than a month, he’s doing the Ironman in Louisville.  Hyatt’s lost 135 pounds, he trains 16 to 20 hours every week, and says he’s ready for the over 140 mile race that includes swimming, biking, and running.
State Sen. Sue Rezin says the third Flood Zone Coalition meeting that was held Thursday in Ottawa was successful and local officials have agreed to take a more regional and comprehensive approach to flood preparation and management.
Ottawa First Treasurer Lou Ann Carretto says not all the tickets have been sold for the fireworks fundraiser. But buying and selling can be a little slow until the last few days.
 
 
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