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Amboy Levies for Higher Property Taxes

AMBOY – Amboy’s School District is levying a higher percentage for its property taxes. According to Superintendent Joshua Nichols, limitations with the tax cap law, or consumer price index will not allow over 5 percent increase. So why levy a nearly 6 percent hike? Nichols says if the ...Read more

NHL Sized Ice Rink coming to Ottawa

OTTAWA – The city of Ottawa will be getting a new and improved ice skating rink next week. According to Commissioner James Less, the size of the portable rink will be of National Hockey League standards of 200 by 85 feet. The rink is expected to be installed by Monday, weather permitting, ...Read more

Oglesby’s Ice skating rink to be Installed

OGLESBY – Oglesby’s ice skating rink is being installed on Thursday. Director of Parks Bob Ghighi, says the installation will be finished by the end of the work day and says as soon as the rink is frozen, it will be available to skate. Hours of operation for the rink located on East ...Read more

Armed Robbery Tuesday in Streator

STREATOR – Two men allegedly wore masks and displayed a gun during a robbery of a business on Tuesday night in Streator. Streator Police say that around 7:30 p.m. they were called to the 400 block of North Bloomington Street for an armed robbery. Officers say that two men wearing dark ...Read more

Candlelight Tours at the Reddick Mansion

OTTAWA – The Reddick Mansion Association is hosting Candlelight Tours on Friday. As part of Ottawa’s Christ Kringle Market, on Friday at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the public will have an opportunity to check out the Mansion’s holiday decorations while hearing about the building’s ...Read more

IVCC Barn Demolished

OGLESBY – The large white barn, a building south of Illinois Valley Community College, is no more. Demolition began this week to remove the structure. The barn, believed to have been constructed in the 1940s, was the centerpiece of the Segaert Farm that dates back to 1905. The college ...Read more