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Streator to pass 2020 budget

STREATOR – Streator’s council is expected to pass their 2020 budget this week. According to City Manager David Plyman, the proposed general fund expense budget is at $9.8 million and revenue at $9.6 million leaving an over $200,000 deficit. Plyman says the budget anticipates staff ...Read more

Ottawa Restaurant Honored For Performance

OTTAWA – The employees of an Ottawa restaurant have the chance to earn part of a $50,000 reward in February. The Culver’s Restaurant announced that their location in Ottawa was one of five within the company to participate in the Culver’s Crew Challenge. Owner Bobby Maier said ...Read more

IVCH Wound Center to Offer Vein Care Services

PERU – A new treatment for vascular vein disease is now available at Illinois Valley Community Hospital. The wound center’s IV VeinCare will be using a minimally-invasive laser treatment in an outpatient setting according to Jill Smoode, the program director. Services now offered ...Read more

Compeer Fund Donates to IVCC Ag Program

OGLESBY – The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America made a $5,000 donation to provide technology upgrades for Illinois Valley Community College’s agriculture program. Compeer insurance officer Ryan Leifheit of Ottawa presented a symbolic check to IVCC President Jerry Corcoran and ...Read more

Jury to get Cusick case

OTTAWA – Attorneys gave their finals arguments Friday morning in the trial of a former Ottawa fireman accused of drowning his wife. The prosecution claims 52-year-old Kenneth Cusick is responsible for the murder of his wife Tracy in 2006.  The LaSalle County States Attorney’s say ...Read more