Category Archives: WCMY News

Submarine memorial unveiled in Morris

U.S. Navy veteran James Edward Wilkins, who served on two submarines, helped unveil the new submarine memorial in Morris Saturday. Twenty-eight submarines built in Manitowoc, Wisconsin went by Morris on the way to the Gulf of Mexico and ultimately the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Four were lost in action. Mayor Richard Kopczick says…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 »

Lawmakers and governor react to Sup. Ct. Justice’s death

Republican Cong. Adam Kinzinger says Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “undoubtedly left her mark on this world and her commitment to the rule of law will inspire generations to come”. He says she stood as a role model to many and the country is better for her service. Democratic Congressional candidate Dani Brzozowski says…Read more »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »