Category Archives: WCMY News

Mixed opinions on Blagojevich commutation

Opinions were mixed on Pres. Trump’s decision to commute the remainder of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s fourteen-year prison sentence Tuesday. WCMY News spoke to people in Ottawa. The 63-year-old Democrat was convicted on corruption charges including trying to sell former President Barak Obama’s Senate Seat. He served just over half his sentence. Blagojevich was…Read more »

Newark man killed in crash near Millington

A Newark man is dead following a one-vehicle crash just north of Millington Friday. The LaSalle County Coroner’s Office identified him as 49-year-old William W. Davis. The crash happened at Belle Rive Drive and E. 30th Road. The crash is under investigation.Read more »

Cong. Kinzinger is a married man now

To anyone who wondered why Cong. Adam Kinzinger wasn’t in Washington, DC late last week, the Channahon Republican was away to get married. His Instagram pictures show the wedding happened at the historic ruins of a church and convent in Antigua, Guatemala. He announced his engagement to Sofia Boza-Holman last June. At the time, she…Read more »

Fire damages house west of Ottawa

Ethan Kruger contributed to this story. Fire burned a one-story house west of Ottawa last night. It’s in the Grand Ridge Fire Protection District. Fire Chief Tim Geiger says no one was hurt, but that home is a total loss. The home’s two occupants got out after trying to put out the blaze themselves. The…Read more »

Long awaited Sandy Ford Bridge project planned for 2021

The Sandy Ford Bridge in southern LaSalle County will be replaced next year. That’s the plan County Highway Engineer Don Ernat explained last week to the County Board. Ernat says it could get started sooner, but he doesn’t want construction to start in the fall and have to pause for winter. The county’s highway department…Read more »

Craft Beer event coming to Marseilles

The Marseilles Tourism and Parks Committee is putting on a Craft Beer fest on Saturday, May 16th at Knudson Park. It’s the first event of its kind in Marseilles. Kathy Kocker says local brew clubs will there with samples of their beers. Several groups will be there including MASH – or the Marseilles Area Society…Read more »

Fire destroys truck on Ottawa’s west side

A truck caught fire behind a house at Boyce Memorial Dr. and W. Main St. in Ottawa this morning. The fire department says the truck was parked outside a garage when the fire started during the 4am hour. Fire fighters put the fire out as it was reaching the garage. Michael Martin’s truck is a…Read more »