Streator council approves parking ban on 3 neighborhood streets

Police can issue tickets after street signs have been posted for 10 days

Residents who utilize on-street parking on Hoyne Street, River Avenue and Coal Street in Streator should take notice.

The Streator City Council passed an ordinance Wednesday prohibiting on-street parking on Hoyne Street from James to 12th streets; on River Avenue from La Salle to Court streets and on the east side of Coal Street south of Charles Street to the private driveway.

Once street signs are posted for 10 days, the Streator police can start issuing tickets.

The City Council discussed the ordinance proposal July 13, hearing comments from residents in those neighborhoods. Two homeowners on Hoyne Street said the street is so narrow vehicles are not able to drive through when there’s a vehicle coming from the other direction and simultaneously on-street parking.

City Engineer Jeremy Palm said July 13 that because of retaining walls along River Avenue, it makes it difficult for emergency vehicles to get through when there’s on-street parking.

Derek Barichello

Derek Barichello

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.