Author Archives: Rick Koshko

Gertrude “Joan” Tuliglowski, 91

Gertrude “Joan” Tuliglowski, 91, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away peacefully in her sleep Monday, July 6, 2020 at Ottawa Pavilion. She will be buried at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery next to her husband of 60 years, Edward Tuliglowski. Ottawa Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with cremation rites. Joan was born May 21, 1929…Read more »

Doris J. Hiles, 83

Doris J. Hiles, 83, of Ottawa passed away peacefully with her children by her side on Monday, July 6, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am, Thursday, July 9 at St. Columba Church, with Rev. David Kipfer officiating. Visitation will be from 9…Read more »

Spring Valley man charged with firing gun at house in Peru

The bullets didn’t hit anyone, but one man was hurt while running away after shots were fired at a house in Peru Monday night. Police Chief Doug Bernabei says things could have been much worse, because there were many people, including children, in the home in the 2100 block of Market St. Thirty-four year old…Read more »

IVCH reaches 1,000 coronavirus tests done

Illinois Valley Community Hospital says it’s done more than 1,000 nose swab tests for COVID-19. As of yesterday, 999 of those tests came back negative. Fifteen came back positive. Thirty-eight tests haven’t come back yet. IVCH CEO Tommy Hobbs says it’s good that downstate hospitals haven’t been swamped with coronavirus cases as many had expected.…Read more »

Illinois Farm Bureau has positive views of new trade agreement

Manufacturers in three countries can import and export goods under the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement. It took effect last Wednesday, replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement. Illinois Farm Bureau Executive Director Mark Gebhards says agricultural products will get a boost. Gebhards says farmers should feel good about keeping up the push for a new…Read more »

Conservation police working fireworks cases at local state parks

Conservation police are looking for people who set off fireworks in Starved Rock and Matthiessen state parks over the weekend. Some videos were put on Snapchat and Instagram of the fireworks. Anyone with information about, pictures, or videos of the people who did it is asked to contact police at 815-667-4726. Besides being illegal to…Read more »

Fox River bridge in Millington closed

A bridge project is starting in Millington. The LaSalle County Highway Dept. says the County Highway 31 Millington Bridge over the Fox River will be closed while a new pier is built. Detours are being posted so local residents can find other ways across the river.Read more »

Corona case counts for Sunday, July 5

No new cases and one new recovery were reported in the LaSalle County Health Department’s daily coronavirus update Sunday. That brings the recovery count up to 167 and leaves the total case count so far at 226. The Illinois Department of Public Health yesterday reported 639 new cases for a total of 147,251 so far.…Read more »