October 10, 2015
9:44 am
Leo Laporte, The Tech Guy
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The next Two Rivers Wine and Jazz Festival isn’t until next year. But Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach is already working on the contracts. He says there are a lot of sponsors and music acts to coordinate.
With less money coming from the state, community colleges are facing decisions about what services to cut. Local people who support the Illinois Small Business Development Center are asking the Illinois Valley Community College Board not to cut it.
Illinois Valley Community College Pres. Jerry Corcoran is worried the state won’t provide any money to cover MAP, Monetary Award Program, grants in 2016.
The America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program chose Earlville School District 9 to get $10,000 for math and science education
Former Cook County prosecutor Jeremy Unruh believes he helped prosecute around 10,000 marijuana cases. Now, he’s working for a medical marijuana company to let at least some people use it without getting in trouble.
The LaSalle County Board room was packed Thursday afternoon with high school students from across the county. It was the 33rd annual Student Government Day.
A rally advocating equal pay for equal work was held in Downtown Ottawa this morning.
You may see a little advertising for PharmaCannis, the medical marijuana business preparing to open on Ottawa’s north side. Co-founder Norah Scott says you won’t see a lot.
At least 20 streets will be affected by road construction in Marseilles that is set to begin next week.
Two bridges on the Grand Ridge Blacktop, also called LaSalle County Highway 6 will reopen by late Friday afternoon (October 9).
The Ottawa Garden Club will be selling tulip bulbs at the Farmer’s Market for the next several weekends. 
LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, got off to a late start this year, in part because of the state’s budget troubles.
The people behind the PharmaCannis medical marijuana business that may open soon on Ottawa’s north side want everyone to know they’re not running a head shop.
With a vote Monday night, Ottawa City Council committed about $7.5 million toward flood prevention if the federal government is willing to help with about twice that amount.
If both the Illinois House and Senate approve by a three-fifths majority, Mautino will take the job on January 1.
St. Rep. John Anthony will head out of state this weekend to give his home state a kind of honor it hasn’t had in more than a century.
Curb replacement and street work will continue throughout the week at the intersection of east Lafayette and Post street. 
The Ottawa Chamber of Commerce is still accepting nominations for its Board of Directors. Nominations must be submitted to the chamber office by Monday, October 19th. Tracy Beattie, Ken Beutke, and Brooke Rick are the current nominees. Candidates will be selected by the board at the regular November meeting.
More than 500 people have applied for the five jobs being hired for at the PharmaCannis medical marijuana business on Ottawa’s north side.
 The annual Dr. Kelly Sutton Memorial Walk happened in Marseilles Saturday. It raises money for the Marseilles Nursing Service.
Potential medical marijuana users who went to the open house Saturday for the PharmaCannis dispensary on Ottawa’s north side have a lot in common.
Hundreds of people went to 28 homes in the United Way of Eastern LaSalle County’s service area Saturday for the annual Labor of Love day.
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