Author Archives: Michael McKenna

Chris Kringle and Jeremiah Joe Christmas Market set for beginning of December.

A Chris Kringle Market will take place on the first two weekends in December. Jeremiah Joe’s will feature a separate but identical event in their parking lot on December 12th. Ottawa Chamber of Commerce’s Jeff Hettrick says: The Chris Kringle market features artisan gift vendors, tasty holiday treats, traditional German-style beer, and memorable activities for…Read more »

Cong. Adam Kinzinger says Tom Kilbride should not be retained on the Illinois Supreme Court and voters can make that happen in two weeks

Congressman Adam Kinzinger held a news conference Wednesday. He said: Kinzinger wonders how Justice Thomas Kilbride is able to make independent decisions on the Illinois Supreme Court while allowing House Speaker Mike Madigan to fund his campaign. In two weeks, Kinzinger believes the people of Illinois will vote not to retain Kilbride because of perceived…Read more »

The Ottawa School District says 72% of families want their children learning in school

Ottawa Elementary School District is playing it day by day when it comes to the COVID 19 pandemic. Ottawa Elementary School District Superintendent Cleve Threadgill says: The Board will focus on practicing social distancing, cleaning thoroughly, take temps every day and isolate cases. The District is monitoring the computers loaned for remote learners. They can…Read more »

Save the Ottawa VFW happens Nov 7th

Members and Friends of the VFW in Ottawa are banding together to put on a fundraising event. Sherri Benedetti of Ottawa explains: Because of the pandemic this summer, the VFW in Ottawa could not put on taco Fridays or spaghetti or pork chop dinners. Gambling kiosks sat idle. Those traditional sources of revenue meant the…Read more »