Author Archives: Rick Koshko

Streator gets ready for honorary street names

Streator gets ready for honorary street names

Streator could have some designations for honorary street names in the next month or so. Commissioner Ed Brozak suggests naming the streets for the things Streator people became famous for instead of the people’s names. He says the names Clyde Tombaugh, Clarence Mulford, and Reuben Soderstrom aren’t well known out of town. But signs calling…Read more »

Ottawa updates ordinance for temporary signs

Ottawa updates ordinance for temporary signs

Ottawa’s new sign ordinance clarifies how long a temporary sign can be up, how big it can be, and where it can be. It can be up for 60 days and must be no larger than 16 square feet. Mayor Bob Eschbach says it has to be at least eight feet from the curb or…Read more »

Michigan couple killed in Grundy County crash

Michigan couple killed in Grundy County crash

A traffic crash in Grundy County claimed a Michigan couple’s life Tuesday afternoon. Coroner John Callahan says 73-year old Charles R. Fuller and his wife 74-year old Shirley were on their way home from Shirley’s mother’s funeral in Minnesota. Their car went off Interstate 80 eastbound between the Seneca and Morris exits and hit a…Read more »

Former Peru doctor sentenced in opioids-for-sex trading scheme

Former Peru doctor sentenced in opioids-for-sex trading scheme

Trading prescription opioids for sex and money has gotten a former Peru doctor a 12-year prison sentence. In a news release, federal prosecutors say Constantino Perales knew his patients were addicted but prescribed the drugs anyway without exams. He also required them to have sex with him to keep getting the pills. Judge Amy St.…Read more »