Author Archives: Rick Koshko

Streator approves housing strategy document

Streator approves housing strategy document

Streator’s city manager says the recently approved Community Revitalization Housing Strategy isn’t actually anything new. For a few years, Streator has worked on improving housing. City Manager Scot Wrighton says the city has sought grants to tear down dilapidated homes and obtained loans for housing rehabilitation. The city’s comprehensive plan approved in 2014 includes an…Read more »

LaSalle-Peru High School student behind threat

LaSalle-Peru High School student behind threat

A LaSalle-Peru High School student may face legal troubles in juvenile court for the threat of violence that prompted a police investigation Wednesday morning. Supt. Steven Wrobleski says police quickly determined that the threat wasn’t credible. He also says the school’s action plan for situations like that was put into use. Wrobleski says he understands…Read more »

Talk of closing nuclear power plants concerns local lawmakers

Talk of closing nuclear power plants concerns local lawmakers

Exelon is suggesting it needs more money from the state to keep running all of the nuclear power plants it has in Illinois. A recent state law puts a surcharge on electric bills to subsidize three Exelon power plants in the Quad Cities and central Illinois with $200 million per year. Crain’s Chicago Business reports…Read more »

Police investigate threat at LaSalle-Peru High School

Police investigate threat at LaSalle-Peru High School

LaSalle-Peru High School Supt. Steven Wrobleski says a threat that school officials became aware of Wednesday morning is unsubstantiated. But he says there will be a heightened police presence for a while. Wrobleski says police began investigating the threat just before 11 Wednesday morning and are confident the school is safe. Anyone who can give…Read more »