Derek is a Streator High and University of Illinois graduate. He worked at the Albany-Herald in Albany, Ga., and for Sauk Valley Media in Sterling, before returning to his hometown paper. He's now news editor for both the NewsTribune and The Times.
A look at La Salle County's COVID-19 case, testing, recovery and vaccination statistics.
A collaboration between Advanced Medical Transport ambulance and Streator Fire Department is saving lives.
The downtown Streator building owned by Siobhan and Kevin Elias has sat mostly quiet since the former Hart’s gift shop closed, but the duo sees it soon being a happening place.
La Salle County activists acknowledge Tuesday's verdict in the Derek Chauvin case is a victory for racial equality and talk about what's next.
Part-time firefighters in Spring Valley are getting their first raise since the department moved from full-time to part-time.
A snowfall accumulation this late in the spring is unusual, but not unprecedented. The average last day of measurable snowfall in Ottawa and Marseilles is March 18.
The Streator High School Board will wait until two new board members are seated Tuesday, April 27, before making a decision on how to proceed on choosing a successor for Superintendent Matt Seaton.
Beginning Wednesday, April 21, the Streatorland Food Pantry, 210 W. Wasson St., will be open on Wednesdays 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Authorities said a 39-year-old Machesney Park inmate in jail on charges for fleeing and eluding police from an incident in Tonica attacked a nurse Thursday and injured two correction officers.
A look at the latest numbers of coronavirus cases and vaccinations in La Salle County.
At times since the project began March 22, Main Street in Streator has been reduced to one lane, some parking spots have been temporarily closed and some sections of sidewalk have been blocked off. But patrons still moved about the downtown on the sunny Friday afternoon.
The La Salle County Health Department says there are warning signs of increased COVID-19 risk in the county, which has led the county to receive orange status from the state’s risk metrics system.