Dec 2, 2013
Our View: Donate food, contribute to a great cause
THE ISSUE: Freezin' for a Reezin' marking fifth year OUR VIEW: Help feed a hungry family by stopping by this popular event For some, worrying about whether there's enough food in the house for dinner isn't an issue.
Marilyn Joiner 1933-2013
Marilyn Joiner, 80, of Utica, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.
Speak Easy: How do I love this area? Let me count the ways
Carole Ledbetter had a great idea. On April 25, Ledbetter - an Ottawa resident, author and frequent contributor to The Times - published a Write Team column listing her top 10 favorite aspects of Ottawa.
Tax relief, disaster assistance available for storm victims
U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, announced residents and businesses in Grundy, La Salle and Will counties can apply for disaster assistance to aid in cleanup and rebuilding efforts after severe storms tore through the area Nov. 17. "For families still dealing with the effects of last week's storms, this badly needed assistance will go a long ... (more)
Our View: Hard to say 'no' to kids at Christmastime
THE ISSUE: Saying 'no' to the needy at Christmas time OUR VIEW: Hard to help everyone, especially teens who must do without The word "no" can be a harsh thing to hear any time of the year.