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Senior Expo returns to Streator in October

A "one-stop shop" for senior citizens and their caretakers is returning to Streator next month. The eighth annual Streator Senior Expo runs from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Streator YMCA, 710 Oakley Ave. The event is designed to connect people to available services. "A lot of local busi

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-09-20 04:16:00

Math teacher joins Streator Elementary board

Buy Now Jason Robart (left) is sworn in as a new member of the Streator Elementary board by board President Michael Holcomb on Tuesday at the district's central office. The board unanimously voted for Robart, a Streator High math teacher. The Streator Elementary School board on Tuesday filled a boar

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-09-20 04:11:55

Streator could leave I-8 to join 7 withdrawing schools

When the Wilmington High School board of education voted to leave the Interstate Eight Conference on Wednesday, it was the first domino in a line of eight expected to fall out of the I-8 during a two-week period. Streator's turn could come today. Late last month, a group of seven Interstate Eight me

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 14:31:00

Streator's Korean vets remembered

Because the Korean War happened between two higher-profile conflicts, it became known as the "Forgotten War." But 40 Streator area veterans were told at a ceremony Saturday they were anything but forgotten. The Korean War took place in the early 1950s - just a few years after World War II and about

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-09-18 02:12:37

THE BUZZ: Nutrition business coming to Streator

Buy Now The Times is committed to keeping readers up to date with business happenings in the area. Much of our reporting relies on what we see and hear, but we're also reaching out to readers for tips on business items. If you have a tip to share, please email Brent Bader at brentb@mywebtimes.com or

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-09-18 01:17:04

PHOTO: Meeting fuzzy friends at Streator's Farmers Market

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OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-09-18 01:15:16

COLUMN: Speak your mind, Mr. Towne

We have tried getting comment from former La Salle County State's Attorney Brian Towne on the criminal case against him, but he doesn't call back. He has spoken with other newspapers about the charges he criminally misspent money from his office's drug forfeiture program. He has given no indication

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-09-20 04:17:21

Second man charged in manslaughter case

OTTAWA - A second individual has been picked up on a manslaughter warrant filed after a late July fight that killed an Ottawa man; but it may be a few days before he's returned to La Salle County. Two law enforcement sources confirmed Mason T. Shannon, 42, of Mason City, Iowa was picked up Tuesday i

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 13:16:00

Ottawa hits bump on Chestnut Street improvements

The resurfacing of three blocks of Chestnut Street between Norris Drive and the CSX railroad tracks likely will be completed around the end of the month, said Ottawa City Engineer Dave Noble. CSX sidelined contractor Advance Asphalt weeks ago after rough surface grinding was completed. "Recently, ro

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-09-20 04:13:47

Ottawa Dental Lab employee wins global competition

Mark Williamson displays the award he received after winning a global dentistry competition. The senior technical manager of the Ottawa Dental Lab was one of 10 competitors and was invited to Quebec City after developing the winning dental component which will be put on display at trade shows across

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-09-20 04:05:03

VIDEO: Oglesby native to turn a Dickens classic into a movie

Buy Now Oglesby native and former Broadway actor Ron Sharpe recently stopped by the NewsTribune to chat about his career, including his plans to turn the Broadway musical "A Tale of Two Cities" into a movie.Chris Yucus Ron Sharpe cut his teeth on the local stage, hit the big time on Broadway and now

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 15:21:00

Walking hand in hand: Hospice workers accompany dying

As a nurse, Lisa Sartin has been interested in end-of-life care. Sartin began her nursing career 25 years ago and has worked in oncology, critical care and as a nursing supervisor. But in the last year, working as a hospice nurse for OSF Home Health in Ottawa, she found her niche. "When I was workin

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-09-19 03:49:00

SALMAGUNDI: Failing our veterans is unacceptable

Scott Buennemeyer is not a complainer. That might not be the most important takeaway from our phone call last week, but it has to be said to underscore his concerns. Buennemeyer reached out to respond to my column on the government's inability to fully care for veterans. He wanted to share his own s

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-09-18 23:56:59

Sheridan Man Arrested in DUI Crash That Injures Mendota Elementary Supt., Juvenile Near Leland

An Ottawa woman and her juvenile passenger were hospitalized after being allegedly struck by a Sheridan man who was Driving Under the Influence, south of Leland on Friday. The LaSalle County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to the intersection of N. 44th Rd. and Il. Route 23 in rural Adams

WSPYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 17:29:00

Raising grandchildren: Unexpected role carries unique joys and struggles

Karen Super of Ottawa was shocked when an officer showed up in the middle of the night with her great-grandson in his arms. Ledger Rowe was only 3 or 4 years old at the time and needed a place to stay while his mother recovered from a drug overdose. "He was in shock himself," Super said. "It was a t

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 13:33:00

Four U.S. women attacked with acid on Paris train, Sunday

Four American tourists were attacked with acid on Sunday at a train station in southern France and two are hospitalized in serious condition. It happened at a train station in Marseilles around 11 a.m. French police say a 40-year-old woman with a history of mental illness has been arrested and the a

13 WREX-TV - 2017-09-17 23:54:00

OSF welcomes 2 new physicians to Ottawa campus

Two new physician specialists have joined the OSF HealthCare staff in offices on the OSF HealthCare St. Elizabeth Medical Center campus. Dr. Merrick Donenberg, cardiologist Donenberg, M.D., joined the OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute office in Ottawa. He specializes in cardiovascular disease,

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-09-19 04:14:43

Arellano cites city, military experience

Dixon Mayor Liandro "Li" Arellano Jr. announced Monday he is running for the 45th Senate District seat, which includes Earlville, Leland, Mendota and Sandwich. The seat is now held by Sen. Tim Bivins, R-Dixon, who decided in June against running for another term. "I have immense respect for Senator

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-09-19 04:01:14

Gary Uftring and Uftring Chevrolet to celebrate 35th anniversary Sept. 22

WASHINGTON - On Sept. 22, 2017, Uftring Chevrolet will celebrate the dealership's 35th Anniversary with an event at the store's Washington location. Owner Gary Uftring has always had a passion for cars. At 17 years of age, he began his career in the automobile business as a vehicle detailer and appr


Mr. and Mrs. Gail (Cyndy) Carr; 50 years

Mr. and Mrs. Gail (Cyndy) Carr of Hennepin will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this month. Gail Carr and the former Cyndy Marshall were married Sept. 23, 1967, in Magnolia Methodist Church. The Rev. Richard V. Garabrandt officiated. Maid of honor was Sue (Satterfield) Oliveri. Bridesmaids

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 15:29:00