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Police Blotter 4-19-19

The Times relies on reports furnished by police in our coverage area. If you know of a police matter but do not see it reported in…

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PHOTO: Groups show off their products during IVCC’s MIMIC Fair

Dan Serafini designs a sample item Wednesday at the Zen 3 booth that creates desk organizers, with owners Nicholas Niner and Jamie Jeffries looking on during the MIMIC (Making Idustry Meaningful in College) Fair at Illinois Valley Community College. Students designed, manufactured and sold a product. Products for sale included a water feature, garden stones, charging tables and modular planter. Original Publication Here…

Auditor employees still suspended, employed

A La Salle County committee took no further action Wednesday on the recent suspension or employment status of two county auditor employees. The Salary and Labor Committee met for roughly two hours Wednesday afternoon in a closed session meeting with an outside attorney. Rick Stewart was hired to advise committee members on the auditor employees’ employment status. No mention was made of auditor employees Tori Artman’s and Pamela Wright’s recently-approved 30-day suspension without pay…

Streator reaches deal with fire union

The impasse between the city of Streator and the firefighters union officially ended during Wednesday night’s City Council meeting, concluding negotiations that began April 30, 2017. Had an agreement not been reached, the firefighters and the city would have entered arbitration, something that Mayor Jimmie Lansford said he is happy they were able to avoid. “You never know how an arbitrator is going to rule,” Lansford said. “You think they would look at the…

Marseilles cop honored as Officer of the Year

Marseilles Police Lieutenant Todd Gordon ensured no kid was left behind over the holidays last year, and his good deed did not go unnoticed. John Finnegan, commander of the Marseilles VFW, attended the City Council meeting Wednesday night to formally recognize Gordon as the VFW’s Officer of the Year. Multiple police departments across the county, including state police, are able to be considered for the award. Gordon has worked with the department for 17…

Jail Blotter 4-17-19

The following is provided by the La Salle County Sheriff’s Office, listing those processed at the jail, with their age, day of processing and pending charge(s):​ Haley J. Wollack, 18, La Salle, Tuesday, sentenced to county jail. The following were processed at the La Salle County Jail on warrants for failure to appear on pending charge(s) and includes age and day of processing: Jacob A. Esparza, 27, DeKalb, Tuesday. Original Publication Here…

Police Blotter 4-17-19

The Times relies on reports furnished by police in our coverage area. If you know of a police matter but do not see it reported in The Times, contact us at 815-431-4073 or newsroom@mywebtimes.com. Ottawa Deborah L. Suttle, 57, Ottawa, was cited Monday at Superior and Chestnut streets on a complaint of driving while license suspended. Suttle was released on a $150 bond. Rigoberto Acosta-Valdez, 45, Streator, was cited Tuesday at Washington and…

Stranger saves cat from pole on Streator’s Main Street

An unknown hero came to the aid of a wayward feline this morning. At about 9 a.m., Streator firefighters responded to the 400 block of East Main Street for a cat clinging to the top of a light post. Fire Chief Gary Bird said a rescue was attempted with a fire truck but was unsuccessful as they could not get close enough. The fire department rarely uses the truck for cat rescues, as they…

Winter items must be removed from Ottawa Avenue Cemetery

Family and friends of those buried at Ottawa Avenue Cemetery are advised that it is their responsibility to remove any and all decorations put on a loved one’s grave during the winter season. This includes, but not limited to wreaths, grave blankets, planters, etc. These items must be removed at their own expense and taken from the Ottawa Avenue Cemetery property. A complete copy of the Ottawa Avenue Cemetery Association Rules is available at ottawaavenuecemetery.com.  …

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