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Highway access, parking on Streator agenda

Construction of the new Baskin Robbins/Dunkin' Donuts is underway in the lot west of Kroger, near the intersection of Bloomington Street and Marilla Park Road. Completion still is expected this fall, said Jim Duerr, an official with the development of the project.

OTTAWA TIMES - 2018-08-15 19:00:00

3 indicted in Streator killing

A La Salle County grand jury returned indictments against 24-year-old Hashim Waite and 21-year-old Ashanti Roberts, both of Chicago, as well as 17-year-old Tamil Adams of Dolton. Each is charged with one count of first-degree murder (base range: 20-60 years in prison) and is being held on $2 million

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-08-15 15:02:00

Collapsing home closes road in Marseilles

Mayor Jim Hollenbeck, who also serves as assistant fire chief, was notified the west wall of the building had fallen over during the evening's council meeting.

OTTAWA TIMES - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Firefighter staffing talks draw dozens to Streator meeting

A recent proposal for staff changes in the fire department, an item that wasn't on the agenda, drew the most attention.

OTTAWA TIMES - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Ask The Times: Hot air balloon in Streator

Q. Where did the hot air balloon land that was flying low over Streator?A.The hot air balloon landed in an open area near the Circle K gas station, 920 E. Main St. Streator residents shared their photos and videos of the balloon flying low on the east side of the city. The hot air balloon said Case


Drugs figure in Streator murder

Hashim Waite, 24, and Ashanti Roberts, 21, both of Chicago, and Tamil Adams, 16, Dolton, are charged with murdering Maria De la Torre, 33, on May 22 outside her Streator home.


Teacher aims to partner with Marseilles for 7th-grade project

Raikes said she wants to bring “real world problems” into the classroom as businesses are looking for skills such as collaboration, emotional intelligence and flexibility, which aren’t necessarily learned through a textbook.

OTTAWA TIMES - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Police: I-39 motorcycle driver who has serious injuries is charged with unsafe tires

Johnny Nidiffer, 32, of Canton is the driver identified in an Interstate 39 motorcycle accident on Saturday, Illinois State Police District 17 said.Nidiffer was first transported from the scene to Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Peru and then transferred to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peor

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-08-14 15:53:00

Prosecutor seeks 5 years for 2nd gun defendant

Keith R. Gullens, 28, is to be sentenced Friday, Aug. 24, in Chicago federal court for taking part in the 2016 theft of 20 guns from a federally licensed gun shop in South Streator. Assistant U.S. Attorney Albert Berry III said he will seek a five-year prison sentence, of which Gullens would probabl


Local stats: Fewer young drivers are involved in accidents

Twenty years ago, it didn’t take much time for a 16-year-old kid to get a driver’s license.“When I was in high school, I only had to have my permit for three months. There weren’t many restrictions,” said La Salle-Peru Township High School driver’s education teacher Jim Cherveny.But since Illinois s

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-08-15 15:00:00

Two more solar farms approved

OTTAWA — More solar farms have been approved in La Salle County.At the August board meeting, two solar farm applications were passed by the county board. The county’s zoning board of appeals had recommended both be approved.The first application passed was for a pair of 2-megawatt solar installation

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-08-15 14:09:00

Man ID'd in fatal motorcycle accident

“He was really a nice guy,” said Fred Chamberlain of Dana Plastic Container Corp. in Roselle, located in the Chicago suburbs. “He did his job well. I’m really sad to see him pass.”


First blast cuts southern span of old Route 89 bridge (VIDEO)

With a setting sun over the Illinois River, cars rolled into the dusty gravel parking lot at Barto Landing.People drove up to the southern edge of the parking lot, stepping out of their vehicles for one last photo or selfie with the old Route 89 bridge before part of it would be detonated Tuesday mo

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-08-14 14:56:00

La Salle ponders ordinance after last month’s dog attack

After a puppy was killed by a neighboring dog last month in La Salle, alderman James “Diz” Demes wants a stiffer ordinance.The owner of two pit bulls, one of which killed the puppy, was ticketed for letting two dogs run at large and failure to register the dogs with the city.Demes told the City Coun


Dixon Woman Cited in Fatal Crash That Killed Motorcycle Rider Near Mendota

Information provided in this report has been obtained from area authorities, including but not limited to local police, fire and emergency dispatch officials. Information is sourced only from official sources of public information unless otherwise stated. Subjects listed who have been charged or cit

WSPYNEWS.COM - 2018-08-14 13:55:00

Two motorcycle occupants transported to hospital after I-39 accident

Two motorcycle occupants were transported to a hospital with serious injuries Saturday, Lostant Fire and Ambulance said in a news release.Lostant services responded to the accident at 3:10 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 39 northbound at mile marker 44.Upon arrival, the department found a motorcycle lay


Putnam County Sheriff’s Office calls out false Facebook info

Have you seen this post floating around your Facebook feed? It’s false, and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office wants to set the record straight.Submitted Photo


La Salle talks garbage issues

At Monday night's meeting, the La Salle city council said Republic Services garbage pickup is improving, after meeting with the council last month and hearing about complaints from residents. Alderman John Duncan III said the company will be photographing stops that have no garbage set out at the cu

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-08-14 18:00:00

China Unloads US Soybean Cargo amid Public Worries about Cost of Trade War

"Isn't Sinograin state-owned? Who is this tariff hurting? Eventually it is us paying the tariffs and it's us being sanctioned!" said one user.


Motorcycle crash sends two to hospital

Two people were hospitalized following a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon near Lostant.The Lostant Fire Department reported the crash occurred about 3 p.m. on Interstate 39. Lostant emergency personnel found a motorcycle on its side in the median. There were two occupants on the motorcycle; both