Author Archives: Triton Admin

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 »

Nine LaSalle County jail inmates test positive for coronavirus

Story by Michael McKenna The entire LaSalle County Jail is on lock down because 9 inmates tested positive for COVID 19. he jail staff and medical staff are currently deep cleaning the entire jail to mitigate the spread of the COVID 19 virus. All staff are required to wear proper personal protective equipment. All inmates…Read more »

Ill. Sup. Ct. Justice Kilbride asks to stay on the court

Story by Michael McKenna Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride says he’s a fair and impartial judge and that’s why voters should say YES to retain him on the court. The Illinois Republican Party is working to oust Kilbride claiming that his decisions on the bench have ruled against term limits for state offices, struck…Read more »

PADS homeless shelters are open; volunteers needed

Story by Michael McKenna The Ottawa homeless shelter opened for the season August 15. This year due to COVID 19 everything they are doing there has changed. Carol Alcorn is the Executive Director of Illinois Valley PADS or Public Action to Deliver Shelter. She says PADS needs donations and volunteer help more this year. Things…Read more »

COVID-19 statistics for Tuesday, September 8

Story by Michael McKenna Twenty-one more coronavirus recoveries have been noted by the LaSalle County Health Department. That makes 838 so far. The county added 8 more cases to its count for 1,417 so far. A man in his 70s is the 54th fatal coronavirus case in LaSalle County, according to Tuesday’s statistics. Statewide, the…Read more »