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Marseilles residents seek answers on home repair grant

Marseilles residents seek answers on home repair grant

North Central Illinois Council of Governments Community Planner Austin Taylor says the home repair grant the city of Marseilles is trying for that helps low to moderate income people rehab their homes is something like a loan that doesn’t have to be paid back as long as the resident stays there. Since the grant process…Read more »

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 »

Marseilles looking to build new boat ramp

Marseilles looking to build new boat ramp

Marseilles Mayor Jim Hollenbeck wants to trade some property the city owns for some property owned by Nucor/Independence Tube to use for a new boat ramp. The Marseilles City Council agreed Wednesday to schedule a public hearing on the matter next month on the 21st at Six at City Hall. The 14-acre property the city…Read more »

Wilkinson court filing asks county to pay for her lawyer

Wilkinson court filing asks county to pay for her lawyer

LaSalle County Auditor Jody Wilkinson wants the county to pay for her lawyer. A court filing from Wednesday requests the county hire a special state’s attorney to represent Wilkinson in her capacity as auditor in actions from and against the county. The filing also claims that the county is preventing Wilkinson from doing her job…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 »

Streator murder suspect opts for trial by judge

Streator murder suspect opts for trial by judge

21-year-old Ashanti Roberts, of Chicago, wants a judge to hear the evidence in her murder trial and decide a verdict instead of jury. Roberts’ public defender told also told Judge H. Chris Ryan Wednesday that his client is looking into hiring a private lawyer and needed more time. Roberts was scheduled to go on trial…Read more »