Category Archives: WCMY News

Illinois Governor reminds everyone to take 2020 Census

Governor Pritzker is reminding everyone to fill out the 2020 Census. Among other things, it determines how many U.S. House Representatives the state sends to Washington. Pritzker says it’s even more important given current events Pritzker says the state is using money to promote the census on social media because of the coronavirus. Everyone is…Read more »

Parks are closed–mostly

You can walk, hike, run, or bike in city parks in Illinois. But Ottawa Police Chief Brent Roalson says you can’t use the playground equipment, ball diamonds, or tennis courts. That’s part of the shutdown ordered to slow the corona virus’ spread. Some cities or park districts may be stricter than others, closing all trails…Read more »

Ottawa athlete prepares for Big Run for Small Business

From April 1st to 12th, you may see Ottawa athlete Coree Aussem-Woltering running. If you can get a picture of him and post it online, he might award you with a gift card to a local business. His Big Run for Small Business fundraiser will take donations via Go Fund Me to buy those gift…Read more »

Sixth virus case reported in LaSalle County

A woman in her 30s is the sixth person from LaSalle County to test positive for the corona virus. The LaSalle County Health Department says she’s recovering at her home. The word came Tuesday afternoon as the Illinois Department of Public Health announced a new statewide count of 5,994 cases so far. That’s from 937…Read more »

Illinois governor extends stay-at-home order to April 30

By JOHN O’CONNOR and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ governor has extended his statewide stay-at-home order for three weeks as the nation struggles to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday set a new deadline of April 30 for keeping people inside except for essential needs and…Read more »

Everyone okay after senior citizen living center fire

None of the people living at a senior citizen living center in Spring Valley were hurt when a fire started in one of the apartments Monday morning. Fire Chief Todd Bogatitus says all the residents and workers at St. Margaret Health Living Center were in the basement. The fire departments that helped had the fire…Read more »

Perfectly Flawed Foundation streaming stress management sessions

The Perfectly Flawed Foundation is offering resources to help people recovering from addiction, and everyone else, manage stress during the coronavirus outbreak. Founder Luke Tomsha says people can find videos to help online. There will be a live video hosted on the Perfectly Flawed Facebook page Tuesday at 5:15 about responding to negative life events.…Read more »

One new virus case, two recoveries in LaSalle County

A fifth LaSalle County person has tested positive for the corona virus. The LaSalle County Health Department says the man, who is in his 60s, was in a hospital. But he is now at home, still in isolation. The health department also reports the first two cases in the county have ended with successful recoveries.…Read more »

Ottawa woman charged with drug-induced homicide

An Ottawa woman is being charged with drug-induced homicide in the death of Jacalyn Norris in February. The LaSalle County State’s Attorney’s Office says 38-year-old Heather Reynolds was arrested on Sunday on an unrelated call in the 100 block of W. Stevenson Road by Ottawa Police. On Wednesday, February 5, Ottawa police were called to…Read more »