Author Archives: Rick Koshko

COVID-19 statistics for Friday, September 18

The LaSalle County Health Department reports a 55th death from the coronavirus. A man in his 50s is the latest. Eight more recoveries were reported Friday for 1,005 so far out of 1,575 cases. The Illinois Department of Public Health says its number of fatal cases climbed by 20 to 8,411. The number of new…Read more »

Carol Jean Kirk, 67

Carol Jean Kirk, 67 of Streator passed away Thursday morning September 17, 2020 at Heritage Health, Streator. Graveside services will be held Monday at 1 PM at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. The Winterrowd Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Carol was born on June 23, 1953 in Streator to James and Gloria Jean (Reaska)…Read more »

Brian D. Devera, 59

Brian D. Devera, 59 of Streator passed away Thursday evening at the St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford. Services are pending with the Winterrowd Funeral Home.Read more »

Utica fire department uses grant for drone and radios

The Utica Fire Protection District has a new drone and four dual band radios. The drone can fly for 55 minutes and carries a thermal camera to help fire fighters get an overhead view of rescue scenes and look for missing people. Fire Chief Ben Brown says that’ll be a time saver. The department’s new…Read more »

Ottawa water main flushing schedule Sep. 21 to 25

Monday, September 21 East of Columbus St. from Joliet St. north to Goose Creek, including Alinda Ave. Tuesday, September 22 North of Interstate 80 and west of Illinois 23 Wednesday, September 23 North of Interstate 80 and east of Illinois 23 Thursday, September 24 W. Joliet St. from Walnut St. east to Columbus St. and…Read more »

COVID-19 statistics for Thursday, September 17

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 25 more fatal cases of the coronavirus Thursday for 8,392 so far. New cases numbered 2,056 for 268,207 total. The LaSalle County Health Department says 19 more recoveries were counted for 997. And new cases went up by 16 to 1,553. The county’s fatal case count remains at…Read more »