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The annual Ottawa Kiwanis Club event giving junior high and grade school students insight into how city government works didn...
The late Joe Mikyska, longtime Illinois Valley Community College political science teacher and Peru alderman, will be inducte...
Ottawa Elementary School’s Superintendent, Cleve Threadgill, says he doesn’t think Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn or h...
St. Sen. Sue Rezin wants to build some pressure on the General Assembly to change education funding, but not the way that&rsq...
This fall, 12 of the area’s top high school graduates, including five valedictorians are going to Illinois Valley Commu...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Former Illinois assistant coach and current Champaign Central High School head basketball coach ...
Bernice B. (Quaka) Hilton1921- 2014Bernice Hilton, 93, of Ottawa, died on Monday morning, October 13, at the Ottawa Pavilion....
Eighty-three instructors and the Board of Trustees have approved a new labor contract at Illinois Valley Community College.Bo...
It was Student Government Day at the LaSalle County Board meeting Thursday. Liz Hicks, a junior at LaSalle-Peru High School, ...
Adam Kinzinger (R-IL 16) appeared on "The Morning Meeting" 10/8/14 and talked about his visits with high school stu...
Wednesday, September 24th - National Ag Teacher Appreciation Day salutes new Ottawa Township High School Ag Instructor Sarah ...
The FFA chapter at Ottawa High School has started a charitable giving program.Pres. Austin Walter announced at this week&rsqu...
A budget deficit of about $3 million is now officially part of the budget for current fiscal year at Ottawa High School.T...
Illinois Valley Community College turned 90 years old yesterday. The birthday celebration was held in the Peter Miller Commun...
The number of enterovirus cases continues to rise in Illinois, but so far, the virus hasn’t been found in any students ...
Student Council members from Marquette Academy High School talk about Homecoming Week: Ryan Mann-Sophomore, Bekah Pearson-Sen...
The Pirate Puddle is out of commission and the school district probably won’t have the money to fix it. So, right now,...
Tiernan Ebener of Peru was named the Century Scholar at the eighth annual 21st Century Scholars Society dinner. Ebener will g...
Here are the latestrankingsof Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sp...
The Ottawa Elementary School District got a grant for replacing an HVAC unit on top of Shepherd Middle School. Superintenden...
Former Ottawa High School teacher Dave Keely has a request for the teachers he used to work with and their union. He says the...
The Ottawa Elementary School Board approved sixteen resignations. Superintendent Cleve Threadgill says with so many people le...
The Ottawa Elementary School Board approved an interim principal for Jefferson School last night. Dan Burkart is taking over ...
Ottawa High School will spend more from its education fund than it takes in during the next year.That’s according to th...
Instead of caulking in the corner, Ottawa High School's swimming pool may be getting a nail in the coffin.Supt. Matt Winc...
The last Friday in August is the first day of school for elementary students in Ottawa. Superintendent Cleve Threadgill says ...
Members of the Illinois Valley Community College faculty union are planning an informational picket starting at 8am today.It&...
Seven healthcare scholarships totaling $6,000 were given to local students this month at an annual dinner meeting sponsor...
The Illinois Valley Community College board approved its 2015 budget Thursday. The overall budget contains $36.1 million ...
Ron Moir, Principal at Jefferson School in Ottawa, died this morning of an apparent heart attack. Superintendent Cleve Thread...
New regional offices of education must draw from a population of at least 61,000 and since Putnam and Marshall Counties didn&...
As applications for the Ottawa police union’s back to school shopping program are coming in, donations to support it ar...
Applications were made available Tuesday for the Ottawa Police Benevolent and Protective Association’s back to school s...
Students who haven’t decided whether or not to go to college this fall may still be able to get financial aid at Illino...
William A. Luther, 83, of Ottawa, died Sunday, August 3, 2014 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa surrounded by his...
UNDATED -- Tommy Canale is stepping down as athletic director and men's basketball head caoch at Illinois Valley Communit...
The United Way of Eastern LaSalle County has named an annual event after the person who started the School Tools program 15 y...
Five Ottawa High School students are confirmed for the Area Career Center co-op building trades program next school year. Sup...
The Ottawa High School Board's critics continued making their case against the board and the school administrators during...
Ottawa High School will have one less administrator next school year.Laura Bankowski, formerly Laura Pastirik, is taking an a...
In the next few months, Ottawa High School plans to borrow $8.1 million in at least two bond issues. Most of the money, &...
Vandalism is happening too often at a west side elementary school in Ottawa. Superintendent Cleve Threadgill didn’t hav...
The Ottawa Elementary School District unanimously approved a collective bargaining agreement with the Ottawa Elementary Educa...
United Way of Eastern LaSalle County’s School Tools Program is accepting money and school supplies for children of low ...
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Eastern Illinois University has hired University of Illinois administrator Tom Michael as the P...
In less than two weeks, The Salvation Army in Ottawa will start taking applications for their school supply assistance progra...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois trustees are about to consider changes in basketball coach John Groce'...
Richard Lee “Dick” Clark, 79, of Burlington, NC, formerly of Ottawa, IL, passed away on May 11, 2014.A memorial s...
The Ottawa Police Benevolent & Protective Association is doing their annual fundraising effort. They’ll promote the fun...
Since the building trades controversy erupted at Ottawa High School this spring, some people have worn shirts or shown signs ...
Ottawa High School is hiring a director of community outreach and advertising.Allen Treest will be paid 20% of the money he&r...
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois High School Association is accepting bids from cities that want to host the annua...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — One member of Illinois' football recruiting class won't be on campus this fall.Illinois ...
The Ottawa Elementary School board unanimously approved a bid of just over $239,000 for a new roof on the older building ...
Ottawa High School is joining two co-op programs for building trades. One is the Area Career Center in LaSalle. The other is ...
Illinois Valley Community College just started a tuition rate of $111 per credit hour.The audit-finance committee is alre...
The deadline for consideration to be inducted into the 2015 Ottawa Township High School Hall of Fame is Thursday, July 31. Co...
Former Building Trades Instructor at Ottawa High School, Dave Keely, with OTHS graduate Pat Feehan who teaches in a south sub...
Dara Feldman, teacher/author/speaker, talks about how America's public education system and parenting philosophies are fa...
The Save Our School group is looking for candidates to run for three seats on the Ottawa High School Board next year. SOS mem...
Ottawa High School Supt. Matt Winchester says the Prairie State Achievement Exam isn’t a great way to evaluate a school...
Save Our School committee member, Pat Feehan, wrote a variation on the famous poem by Martin Niemoller. He read it to a crowd...
Ottawa City Hall was packed Tuesday night.About 35 children and their families were there for the annual Character Counts rec...
The final Marquette Minute of the school year features the 5th Grade DARE essay award winners Andrea Sanderson and Danny Widm...
The final testament to the Ottawa High School building trades program may be the pergola dedicated on the Reddick Mansion gro...
Marquette Academy High School Co-Valedictorians Jacob Martini and Paul Jones and Salutatorian Carolann Wackerlin talk about t...
The Ottawa Elementary School Board approved the purchase of new lunch tables for Jefferson School. The board accepted the bid...
Illinois Valley Community College sophomore Lisa Lukkari was among those honored by the National Junior College Athletic Asso...
Ottawa High School Board member Gene Duffy calls it a motion. School Board President Tim Creedon calls it a speech. Which...
Three freshmen finishing their first year at Marquette Academy High School offer their impressions: Ryan Mann, Maddie Dougher...
A plan to keep building trades in the curriculum at Ottawa High School would involve a local cooperative that already provide...
Ottawa Elementary School District is holding a “Full Crisis Drill” on Friday, anytime between 12:30 and 3pm at Mc...
An effort to capture the stories of a schooling system in Illinois that educates nearly one million students was unveiled thi...
A teacher from McKinley School in Ottawa is this year’s LaSalle County Educator of the Year. Amy Novario has taught K-2...
Students in Mr. Hart's Freshman World History class take on a community project every year and one student group has adop...
Illinois Valley Community College will host its National Junior College Athletic Association Volleyball signing at 7pm tonigh...
The building trades program at Ottawa High School has not been resurrected. The topic took up the majority of time at Monday ...
Today is Arbor Day. At a tree planting ceremony at Central Intermediate School, Ottawa Tree Board member Vicki Stacy read a p...
The Ottawa Elementary School District is integrating the Common Core curriculum into the teaching plans.Central Principal Rya...
Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded nearly $1.4 million in grants to school libraries. Ottawa ...
A security system upgrade at Marseilles Elementary this summer will replace locks on 26 doors.Supt. Jo Ellen Fuller says door...
Most of the Seniors on the Marquette Academy High School Baseball team: Tyler Verona, Nolan Durdan, Joe Garland, Mike Hogan, ...
The Ottawa Elementary School District has a second $50,000 grant for replacing an HVAC unit on top of Shepherd Middle Sch...
The Ottawa Elementary School District Board will put on file an amended budget for the current school year in about a month.S...
The seemingly endless winter is still having an effect on school schedules.Ottawa Elementary students’ last day will be...
Traci Turnquist, supporter of the movement to save the Building Trades program at Ottawa Twp. High School talks with Jay LeSe...
Starting next school year, Ottawa Central students will have a home room they actually spend a lot of time in.Principal Ryan ...
People who attended an organizational meeting last night for saving the Ottawa High School building trades program plan to as...
Lawrence G. Novotney (Larry), 64, of Seneca, Illinois, passed away on April 11, 2014 at his home.A visitation will be held at...
Steve Conrad, Illinois Valley Building Trades President, says they’re trying to save the building trades program at Ott...
The community of Ottawa is continuing its effort to save the building trades program at Ottawa High School. Traci Turnquist,...
On the WCMY "Morning Meeting" April 10th, Jay LeSeure talks with Traci Turnquist, David Rabideau, and Billy Johnson...
There’s a rumor that’s spread across the nation that Ottawa High School has cut its entire trades and vocational ...
Ottawa Twp. High School District 140 Superintendent Matt Winchester, Head Bookeeper/Chief Financial Officer Brenda O'Donn...
Cong. Adam Kinzinger is supporting a skills training bill introduced in the U.S. House this week.The Channahon Republican say...
The Ottawa Pirates Boys Tennis Team competed in a double-header on Friday taking on Argo High School and Moline High School. ...
Fourteen area high school seniors will be recognized at an upcoming luncheon hosted by the Foundation at OSF St. Elizabeth Me...
3rd & 4th graders from the Marquette Academy Elementary basketball program: Ella Marvel, Kaitlyn Magoonaugh, Primio Patelli, ...
The protest over Ottawa High School’s building trades program cut continued over the weekend. Sean Daugherty is the stu...
The Ottawa Elementary School Board held a hearing Tuesday night so they could waive certain holidays. Superintendent Cleve Th...
Ottawa High School Supt. Matt Winchester, now named in an online petition and a traditional complaint letter writing campaign...
Ottawa High School Board president Tim Creedon Monday night urged local unions and contractors to join the school’s wor...
Not all the students protesting this week across from Ottawa High School are from Ottawa.Serena High School senior Heather Li...
As people express their views on Ottawa High School cutting the building trades program, some of them are getting important f...
What’s it going to be like for Ottawa High School students returning to school after they were suspended for protesting...
It should be obvious to anyone driving by that the students protesting across from Ottawa High School are being supported by ...
Mostly students, but some adults who are union members, continued a demonstration across the street from Ottawa High School W...
Ottawa High School students serving suspensions because of their protest Tuesday are giving a wide range of answers to how lo...
Hundreds of students at Ottawa High School held a sit-in Tuesday morning in protest of last night’s decision by the sch...
In a five to one vote Monday night, the Ottawa High School Board ended the building trades program after this school year. Wo...
Lieutenant governor candidate Evelyn Sanguinetti explained her rough beginnings when she visited the LaSalle County Republica...
The Illinois Senate voted Thursday to reauthorize the School Security Task Force, originally created one year ago. The bill c...
The Ottawa High School cafeteria will be a busy place Saturday, March 1.From 8:30am to noon and from 1pm to 4:30pm, the LaSal...
Two Marquette Academy High School Junior Varsity basketball players - Sophomores Shea Anderson and Jagar Reed - talk about th...
LaSalle County Emergency Management Agency's "Emergency Preparedness Expo" is Saturday 3/1/14 at the Ottawa Tow...
School districts, including Ottawa High School, are turning to businesses for financial help. Supt. Matt Winchester says adve...
Lunch prices will go up at Ottawa High School next year. Supt. Matt Winchester says most a la carte prices have stayed the sa...
The axe didn’t come down on the Ottawa High School agriculture program Monday night.School board members voted to hire ...
Scholarship application announcements are starting for students heading to college in the fall. The Illinois Sheriff’s ...
The United Way of Eastern LaSalle County is taking applications for new funding from area organizations that need a little ex...
The University of Illinois Extension service for four counties including LaSalle will have its main office at Illinois Valley...
Streator High School won first place in an academic challenge held recently at Illinois Valley Community College.Ottawa won s...
The Illinois Valley Community College Board of Trustees has approved a 10% tuition increase.The total per credit hour, includ...
The annual edible car contest will be held at Illinois Valley Community College Wednesday, February 26.Engineering and design...
Ottawa Elementary students at all three south side schools were sent to other schools Tuesday morning because of a power outa...
LaSalle County Emergency Management Agency Directors Connie Brooks and Fred Moore explain the LaSalle County Preparedness Exp...
Kenneth Nikels, class of 1962, is being inducted into Ottawa High School’s Hall of Fame Saturday. Nikels got his PhD in...
The 1970 Ottawa High School tennis team was the IHSA District Champion, NCIC Champion, and finished third in the state tourna...
The 1961-62 Ottawa High School Pirate Football Team ended their season with a perfect record of 9 wins and 0 losses, the seco...
Susan Hynd Lewis is being inducted into Ottawa High School’s Hall of Fame Saturday. She was the first Lady Pirate bask...
Stephen Nelson, class of 1980, is being inducted into Ottawa High School’s Hall of Fame this weekend. Nelson played foo...
Tuition may go up by $10 per credit hour next school year at Illinois Valley Community College. The college’s audit...
The Ottawa High School Board approved three-year contracts going back to the start of the 2012-2013 school year this week for...
A Professor of Economics at Kansas State University is being inducted into Ottawa High School’s Hall of Fame next month...
Ottawa High School graduate Taylor Mason, class of 1974, is being inducted into the school’s hall of fame next month. M...
The cost of breakfast and lunch is about to go up at Ottawa elementary schools. The school board voted unanimously last night...
Stephen Hawk, Ottawa High School class of 1973, is being inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame next month. Hawk is a ...
Robert (Bob) Jordan, Ottawa High School class of 1938, is being inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in February. Jo...
Illinois Valley Community College students have a few extra days to register for classes because of the winter storm.IVCC has...
The LaSalle County Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Connie Brooks and Assistant Director Fred Moore describe th...
Illinois Valley Community College electronics majors can now transfer seamlessly to an avionics degree at Southern Illinois U...
The old Central School building is gone.The company the city hired to tear it down has hauled all the pieces away.Ottawa Floo...
Taxpayers approved $18 million for construction of the new Central Intermediate School, but the district didn’t spe...
Ottawa High School Board member Karen Fisher has been the vice president of the Illinois Association of School Boards for two...
Ottawa High School Board member Gene Duffy used to be a board member at Wallace School.He wants see some things Wallace Schoo...
Congressman Adam Kinzinger wants to inspire and instruct the next generation of leaders.So, he held a youth leadership summit...
Sixteen Character Counts awards were given at Ottawa City Hall last week.Most went to local businesses.A few went to local or...
Donations to help furnish the new community technology center have passed the $2.1 million goal set by Illinois Valley Co...
McKinley School Principal Julie Prendergast is retiring at the end of this school year.Moriah Mott has been hired to take her...
Taxpayers approved $18 million for construction of the new Central Intermediate School, but Superintendent Cleve Threadgi...
The Ottawa High School board voted unanimously Monday night to start seeking bids for work being done at the school over the ...
Members of the Marquette Academy High School Girls' Cross Country Team that participated in the State Meet in Peoria: Kai...
The Marquette Academy Elementary School Fifth Grade Girls' Basketball team finished their year with an 11-1 record and ap...
Cast Members of the Marquette Academy High School fall play, "The Beverly Hillbillies": Alex "Granny" Kis...
Ticket Sale InformationThe Milford/Marquette 1st Round IHSA Football Playoff Game is scheduled for Friday, November 1, 2013 a...
Every student Ottawa radio spoke with after Friday morning’s anti-bullying assembly said bullying was a big problem at ...
Every student Ottawa radio spoke with after Friday morning’s anti-bullying assembly said bullying was a big problem at ...
Captains of the Marquette Academy High School Volleyball team: Kendall Kaufmann-Junior, Shannon Killelea-Senior, and Lyndsey ...
Three Senior members of the Marquette High School Varsity Football team: Eddie Hettel, Matt Schramer, and Andrew Allen.
Rick Koshkonews@ottawaradio.netOttawa, Ill. -- The Ottawa High School Board says it’s at an impasse in negotiations wit...
Marquette Academy High School will honor its varsity athletes from all sports on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at the Ottawa Knights...
 
 
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