Author Archives: Jacob Steinberg

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 »

IVCC students get $650k in coronavirus relief funds

More than 1,000 Illinois Valley Community College students received over $650,000 from federal CARES Act funding this month. Student Services President Mark Grzybowski says the average student received around $600. The money went to students who were enrolled at IVCC when the pandemic began last spring. The grants were awarded based on enrolled credit hours.Read more »

LaSalle County coronavirus case count is up to 364

LaSalle County reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday. The county health department says that makes a total of 364. One additional recovery was also reported. Among the people who tested positive are six men and eight women ranging from their 30s to their 60s. The Illinois Department of public health announced 1,598 confirmed cases…Read more »

Peru City Council gets three options for swimming pool

The City of Peru is continuing to study the possibility of a new swimming pool. The City Council received three potential options for a pool from a feasibility study done by the firm Counsilman-Hinsaker. The costs range between $4.7 million to $6 million. The pool would be built at the northeast corner of Washington Park,…Read more »