Author Archives: Jacob Steinberg

Next Ottawa High School Hall of Fame induction will be in 2022

The Ottawa Township High School Educational Foundation has canceled their hall of fame selection process and induction ceremony for 2020-2021. The event was cancelled due to circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic. The deadline to submit nominations was July 31. Recent nominations will automatically become part of the next group of potential selectees. The foundation expects…Read more »

IVCC assembles $32 million proposed budget

Illinois Valley Community College will receive a $32 million dollar budget to consider on Aug. 13. Spending is projected to be at $32.5 million, revenue at $32.1 million. The deficit will be covered by a $600,000 contingency plan that protects against uncertain enrollments and potential decrease in state support. Fewer students enrolling means less revenue…Read more »

Nine new coronavirus cases reported in LaSalle County Tuesday

LaSalle County reported nine new coronavirus cases Tuesday. The county health department says the total is at 427. Among the positive tests include four men and five women ranging from their 20s to their 60s. The State of Illinois announced 1,076 new cases and 30 additional deaths. State totals are currently at 173,731 cases and…Read more »

Illinois American Water late fee and shutoff suspension to end

Illinois American Water customers will see late fees applied to their bill again soon. The August water use that customers get bills for in September will show them. This comes after the Illinois Commerce Commission allowed for the reinstatement of late fees in June. The company previously placed a restriction on shutting off water for…Read more »

Rep. Yednock alerts businesses to new deadline for Paycheck Protection Program

St. Rep. Lance Yednock (D-Ottawa) is encouraging small business owners to take advantage of the extended Paycheck Protection Program deadline. The Illinois House member says the program has the means to provide businesses with loan support for operations. He says the extension gives small businesses an opportunity to receive assistance for the economic disruption from…Read more »