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Back the Blue and Black Lives Matter rally in Mendota

Trump Rally and parade backs the blue in Mendota Saturday morning. Mendota resident Kyle Clark wanted to show local police officers his support, so he organized a gathering at the Mendota Civic Center. Roughly 100 or so vigorously enthusiastic Donald Trump supporters cheered Clark on under a deep blue sky and autumn sunshine. The Protest…Read more »

Marseilles resident recognized for voluntary work for the city

Story by Michael McKenna A local Marseilles resident gets attention for his good works. If you are ever driving down Pacific Street between First and Main in Marseilles on any given summer weekend, you will no doubt see Bob Heath out cutting grass along long public stretches of property. If he is not doing that,…Read more »

Coronavirus still being dealt with in county jail

Story by Michael McKenna LaSalle County Jail Superintendent Jason Edgecomb says there are still coronavirus cases at the La Salle County jail. Positive tests ended up being ten. The inmates who tested positive have all been isolated to one area of the jail. Visitors to the jail are unaffected as all visits are done through…Read more »

Ottawa farmers’ market goes on through pandemic

Story by Michael McKenna The Old Town Ottawa Farmer’s Market has stayed in operation despite the Pandemic. The Market plans to be open through at least the middle of October. Jeff Hettrick of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce says: Ottawa has a long tradition of running a Farmers Market. Local honey and soap can be…Read more »

Marseilles asking for $550k grant for sewer project

Story by Michael McKenna Day in and Day out lives of many Marseilles residents should become less worrisome come Springtime flood season. North Central Illinois Council of Governments’ Austin Taylor commenced the Marseilles public hearing portion of the City Council meeting Wednesday night to talk about the government grant for sewer upgrades. On the line…Read more »

Historical society adjusts to no Burgoo

Story by Michael McKenna You can satisfy your appetite and keep the LaSalle County Historical Society funded through 2021. Amanda Carter Events Coordinator and Museum Manager of the LaSalle County Historical Society told WCMY about upcoming events. The usual Fundraiser also known as BURGOO had to be canceled this year due to COVID 19 pandemic.…Read more »

This week’s Marseilles City Council meeting starts early

Story by Michael McKenna The Marseilles City Council will meet at 5:30pm Wednesday, September 16. That is half an hour earlier than usual to accommodate a public hearing. According to City Clerk Lesley Hart, Marseilles is petitioning for a Community Development Block Grant and a public hearing is a requirement. The Grant would be for…Read more »

Veterans Assistance Commission aims for easy communication

Story by Michael McKenna Curbing Costs at the LaSalle County Veterans Commission also means better service to area vets. LaSalle County Veterans Assistance Commission Superintendent Steven Kreitzer explains there are many ways veterans can communicate with the VAC. Kreitzer doesn’t want a single vet who is need of aid to be unable to reach him.…Read more »

Lily PADS resale shop donation list

Story by Michael McKenna You may be surprised at donations the Lily PADS Resale Boutique on 411 East Stevenson Road in Ottawa accepts. Director Carol Alcorn says games, puzzles, furniture, small appliances, and books are among the things that can be sold there. Lily Pads generates revenue for IV PADS to operate two homeless shelters…Read more »