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.
The Streator City Council has its sights set on demolishing seven more abandoned properties, after receiving a $42,000 grant from the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
A La Salle County woman in her 70s died from complications related to COVID-19, the La Salle County Health Department said Friday.
The exterior part of the Streator Public Library's dome is being repaired this week.
A schedule of fireworks shows planned in La Salle, Bureau, Putnam and surrounding counties this summer.
Richard Wilkinson wants Gaetano’s Vault in Streator to be a destination restaurant.
The La Salle County Board voted against waiving liquor license fees for taverns in unincorporated areas of the county.
The County Board voted in favor of suspending its emergency COVID-19 procedures, which included wearing a mask upon entering the building, and adopting the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Phase 5 procedures for all employees, officials, vendors and citizens entering the La Salle County facilities on Etna Road and Madison Street in Ottawa.
The La Salle County Board will vote during its Thursday, July 8, meeting on the future of county-run Catlin and Shabbona parks.
La Salle County Sheriff Tom Templeton announced Monday he will retire from his post effective June 30.
Beginning Friday, Illinois enters Phase 5 of Gov. JB Pritzker's reopening plan, which effectively takes the capacity limits off several businesses. Owners talk about adjusting to the rush of business.
A high pressure gas line was struck in the southwest corner of McKinley School’s parking lot in Ottawa, evacuating 18 residents and shutting down McKinley Road in both directions near the State Street intersection.
Recently-retired Police Sgt. Doug Burcham was honored Monday during Spring Valley’s city council meeting for his 30 years of service.
The La Salle County Board will debate, and potentially vote, whether to close its two county-operated parks.
A Streator resident and landlord offered three suggestions to the city’s rental inspection program for the City Council’s consideration.