July 26, 2014
12:21 am
 
WCMY News
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.
ISBD Director, Bev Malooley, says the main speaker has been named one of the Top 50 Women to Watch in Tech and a Top 100 Champion Small Business Influencer.
A part of Canal Road will be closed Monday.  County Highway 51 just east of the ADM Railroad Crossing will get a culvert replacement.
Five Ottawa High School students are confirmed for the Area Career Center co-op building trades program next school year.
The State of Illinois will spend over $12 million in road projects in LaSalle County.  About ten miles of US 6 west of Jefferson Street in Marseilles to Marseilles Road will be worked on for $2.6 million.
Phase one of the renovation at Reddick Library is done. Director Kathy Clair says the first thing you’ll notice is the better entrance. Sliding doors open for you.
The Ottawa High School Board's critics continued making their case against the board and the school administrators during a meeting this week. Three people read from letters they attribute to teachers who didn't wish to be identifed for fear of reprisal.
Steven M. Berglund, a 23-year old from Ottawa, was charged with aggravated battery to a child Monday morning.  Emergency room staff at OSF St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ottawa noticed possible child abuse and called the Ottawa Police Department.
When the Landcomp landfill opened in 1998, developer Paul DeGroot thought it would fill up and close around 2022. But at its current fill rate, it will go until 2056.
Ottawa High School will have one less administrator next school year. Laura Bankowski, formerly Laura Pastirik, is taking an assistant principal's job at Oswego East High School.
In the next few months, Ottawa High School plans to borrow $8.1 million in at least two bond issues.
Judy Denbo is the new Community Kitchen Supervisor at A Servant’s Heart.  Denbo is taking over for Roy Peters who took at job with the Ottawa Community Food Basket.
Governor Quinn signed the audit bill State Rep. Tom Demmer introduced in response to the multi-million dollar problem his hometown had.
A man was cutting down a 40-foot tall tree with an electric chainsaw and his foot got wedged between two big branches ten feet above ground.
In Grundy County Monday night, a man died when an SUV rolled over off U.S. 6 east of Morris.
Ficek Electric pulled a big coup last year when it got a telephone installation and maintenance contract with the state of Illinois. The state decision makers appear pleased.
The Illinois Valley Community College nursing program got $20,000 for teaching equipment from the Adele Bucar estate.  The money will be used to help buy an automated medication administration system that’s similar to the one used in area hospitals.
The United Way of Eastern LaSalle County’s annual home repair day for low income people is coming up.
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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