Category Archives: WCMY News

Starved Rock Country Community Foundation chosen for pandemic relief funds

The Starved Rock Country Community Foundation is one of the grant recipients for the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund. Foundation President Pamela Beckett hopes to have more information about the selection Thursday. Last week, she told WCMY she was getting information from local non-profits that house, feed, and clothe people. That information is being used to…Read more »

Virus tally in LaSalle County climbs to 17

A man in his 40s and a woman in her 30s bring the LaSalle County corona virus case count to 17. The LaSalle County Health Department says the two are in isolation. The new figure was announced Wednesday afternoon. The state also announced 1,529 confirmed new cases, bringing the Illinois statewide total so far to…Read more »

Ottawa pool to stay closed; Thornton Park improvements on hold

Swimmers won’t be able to go to Riordan Pool in Ottawa this year. City Commissioner Marla Rodriguez says it’s too risky to open during a pandemic that doesn’t show signs of easing yet. Rodriguez says the pool needs some repairs, but won’t get them yet. She doesn’t think it’s responsible to make those repairs just…Read more »

County Board Chairman says virus patients deserve privacy

A leaked memo tells of two LaSalle County employees having the corona virus. County Board Chairman Jim Olson says he’s upset about the leak, but not because he’s trying to hide anything. He says he’s following privacy rules while being criticized by people who want specifics about who has the virus or where they are.…Read more »

Farmers dealing with low commodity prices

Farmers are still in the fields and barns despite the coronavirus pandemic. LaSalle County Farm Bureau President David Isermann says the challenge has not been producing the goods. He says a drop in demand is impacting the whole agriculture business from livestock to ethanol. But, he says even when farmers get sick crops will still…Read more »