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Streator Township High School reports 12% truancy rate

The truancy rate at Streator Township High School rose to 12 percent during the 2017-18 school year, according to a Illinois Valley Times analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card.

ILLINOISVALLEYTIMES.COM - 2018-12-16 07:00:00


Streator Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Dec. 11. Streator Home Savings is the place on December 17th!. Also listen to the always wonderful St. Michael's Choir at 1:15 pm.

ILLINOISVALLEYTIMES.COM - 2018-12-14 07:00:00

Trump Defends Himself by Citing Rod Blagojevich, the Impeached and Imprisoned Illinois Governor

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blogojevich is currently serving a 14-year federal prison sentence for corruption and bribery, but that didn’t stop President Donald Trump from pointing to the disgraced Democrat’s plight as an example of overreach by federal prosecutors.

MOTHER JONES - 2018-12-16 16:36:25

Report of Missing Illinois Infant a Hoax, Police Say

An Amber Alert in western Illinois has been cancelled after police say a man fabricated the kidnapping to get revenge after a drug deal gone wrong. Late Saturday night, an Alert was issued after a man claimed a 13-month-old boy was kidnapped while sitting in a car at a Circle K gas station in Farmin

NBC CHICAGO - 2018-12-16 18:53:48

Streator family displaced by fire in basement

STREATOR — Fire in a basement displaced a family of four, and pet hamsters perished in the smoke-filled house Tuesday afternoon, according to Streator Fire Department. Firefighters were called to a single-family home at 703 W. Grant St., at 3:28 p.m. and arrived in about three minutes.

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-12-12 13:18:00

Reputed gang boss has court hearing

A Streator-connected Chicago man, charged with 10 gang murders, had a court hearing Thursday. Romeo Blackman, 22, was charged in October with heading a street gang in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood that murdered 10 people between January 2014 and July 2016. One of the murders was of a Streator man

OTTAWA TIMES - 2018-12-14 00:31:49

Details of Lovie Smith's two-year contract extension at Illinois emerge

Shortly after the conclusion of the 2018 season, Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman put any speculation of Lovie Smith’s job security to bed, extending the head football coach’s contract by two years.

SATURDAYTRADITION.COM - 2018-12-16 17:41:43

The Soft Pretzels At This Illinois Restaurant Are As Big As A Pizza

When you’re looking for comfort food, German cuisine’s got you covered. From savory schnitzel to spicy sausages, you’ll delight your tastebuds and fill your belly. Pretzels are one of the best German snacks, and this little restaurant serves up one that’s as big as a pizza:

ONLYINYOURSTATE - 2018-12-17 07:00:00

Streator council applies for EPA grant

The Streator City Council agreed to apply for a $300,000 community assessment grant with the EPA Brownfields Program. The assessment will determine properties that are in need of petroleum and other contamination cleanup.

OTTAWA TIMES - 2018-12-13 06:44:00

Streator council pushes for non-licensed gambling machine ban

The Streator City Council agreed to draft an ordinance to ban non-licensed video gambling machines, referred to as sweepstakes machines. City Manager Scot Wrighton said Tuesday an ordinance won't come before the City Council for vote until its January meeting at the earliest, because it will take so

OTTAWA TIMES - 2018-12-12 15:10:12

Editorial: Make Illinois pot law model for nation

After a majority of statewide candidates we spoke with before the Nov. 6 election told us they supported legalizing recreational marijuana, we shared a Detroit Free Press editorial here that urged Michigan voters to make recreational pot legal there. Our goal was to provide readers a taste of a deba

QUAD CITIES ONLINES - 2018-12-16 06:00:00

Facts Matter: Residents leaving Illinois will not be charged a fee

A post circulating on Facebook this month said Illinois Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker proposed charging a fee to residents who move out of the state. The post targeting the Democrat appears to be a hoax and it's unlikely such a plan could be legally implemented, according to Snopes.com.

DAILY HERALD - 2018-12-15 22:14:00

Basement fire displaces Streator family

STREATOR — A basement fire damaged a Streator home Tuesday afternoon, but the family escaped without injury, the Streator Fire Department reported. Firefighters were dispatched at 3:28 p.m. to 703 W. Grant St., where smoke was seen coming from the roof of the single-family home. Entering the home, t

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-12-12 05:45:00

Pet hamsters die in house fire

A Streator family escaped a Tuesday house fire without injuries, but their pet hamsters died in the blaze. The Streator Fire Department responded just before 3:30 p.m. to a working house fire in the 700 block of W. Grant. Firefighters extinguished the fire in the house’s basement, and stayed on scen

WEEK.COM - 2018-12-12 13:54:30

Baptist church in Streator providing free Christmas meal

Richards Street Baptist Church is taking over the tradition of providing a free meal on Christmas Day in Streator. Previously hosted by township officials at Bruce Township Hall, the church at 410 Richards St. will be the new home of the community dinner that outgrew its previous home.

OTTAWA TIMES - 2018-12-11 03:49:59

Illinois hunter bags 51-point buck, possibly one of the ‘largest bucks ever shot in America’

An Illinois hunter’s 51-point kill may be one of the “largest bucks ever shot in America,” the state Department of Natural Resources announced this week. Keith Szablewski, of Johnston City, shot and killed the deer in November during the first weekend of the shotgun season in the state, WSIL-3 repor

FOX NEWS - 2018-12-14 17:14:20

LaSalle County Deputy Auditors Charged In Theft Cases Could Have Termination or Pay Decisions Made Next Week

A committee of the LaSalle County Board could decide next week whether to suspend that pay or even to fire the two LaSalle County deputy auditors indicted with the county auditor in a theft and misconduct scandal.

WSPY NEWS - 2018-12-14 14:50:00

Marseilles Man Sent To Prison For Beating Child

A LaSalle County man was sentenced last week for beating his child. In a LaSalle County courtroom, Jordan Wilkinson, 22, of Marseilles pled guilty to a class three felony charge, and will have to serve five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

WSPY NEWS - 2018-12-13 14:15:00

Marseilles Woman Arrested on Warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver

A Marseilles woman was arrested on a sealed warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver on Wednesday. According to the LaSalle County Sheriff's Office, deputies arrested 45-year-old Kelly Zimmerman of E. Bluff St. at her residence at around 7:04 p.m.

WSPY NEWS - 2018-12-13 19:41:00

Yednock stands by anti-Long ad, says suit should be tossed

State representative-elect Lance Yednock is trying to have a defamation lawsuit dismissed, which was brought against him by incumbent State Rep. Jerry Long. Yednock, an Ottawa Democrat, defeated Long, a Streator Republican, in the Nov. 6 election for 76th District state representative. Yednock takes

OTTAWA TIMES - 2018-12-12 15:10:49