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.
Ottawa Mayor Dan Aussem said he would like to see better communication from the state regarding COVID-19 mitigations.
Video gaming machines, as well as gambling at casinos, will resume at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, in Illinois health regions that make the move forward from Tier 3 on Friday.
‘This is not something that I take lightly,’ U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood says of vote to impeach
After 3 a.m. Wednesday, House Bill 3563, formerly House Bill 163, the criminal justice omnibus bill passed the Illinois Senate.
At least three health regions in Illinois should be eligible to move to Tier 2 on Friday, Jan. 15; what does that mean?
Stock and Field agriculture retail store will be closing all 25 of its locations, including McHenry, Streator, Rochelle and Morris stores.
A 26-year-old died in the shooting Friday in South Streator involving multiple victims, according to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.
There were 47 new cases of COVID-19 among La Salle County residents Sunday and 31 individuals removed from isolation.
The House Judiciary - Civil Committee will have a hearing Monday on the La Salle Veterans Home.
La Salle County residents had 62 new cases and 60 others removed from isolation in Saturday's COVID-19 report.
State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris), and Senate colleague Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo), are calling for more Veterans Affairs hearings on the recent COVID-19 outbreak that led to 36 deaths at the Illinois Veterans Home in La Salle.
A La Salle County official joined more than a dozen veterans advocates across the state in calling for the resignation/dismissal of IDVA Director Linda Chapa LaVia and Chief of Staff Anthony Kolbeck.
Forty more La Salle County businesses and organizations have received some relief in Round 2 of the Business Interruption Grant program.
A woman in her 90s died from complications related to COVID-19 and Streator had the highest single-day increase countywide at 14 cases.