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OSF, the owner of Ottawa's St. Elizabeth Medical Center, on Tuesday named a vice president to oversee development and operation of ambulatory services in Streator. 

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It’s no surprise Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to turn to the private sector to solve the state’s very public problems, but the execution leaves more than a little to be desired.

Note: The Times will publish highlights from area youth baseball and softball games if: 1) results are provided in a timely manner and legible; 2) results include player highlights for both teams if both teams are from the area; and 3) results include the name of the league, level of play, t…

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The following were processed at the La Salle County Jail on warrants for failure to appear on pending charge(s) and includes age, address and day of processing:

The La Salle County Juvenile Justice Council will host its annual Juvenile Justice Seminar on Thursday, May 19 at the Mendota Civic Center, 1901 Tom Merwin Dr.

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Times Poll

Should transgender people be permitted to use the bathrooms matching their new gender identities?

You voted:
  • tom310 said:

    But that's exactly what people like Obama & Hillary want to allow. They see no problem with the scenario you've described. You see, they're mor…
  • Mustangsally0928 said:

    No one likes change. That's the only argument they, one might think. But how could we know? There's a lot of information is lacking here. I would lik…
  • spring said:

    Johnny Boy lets on like he's a fan of the Pope and then calls Cruz Lucifer. I'm surprised he wasn't balling his eyes out when he shared his opinion. …
  • jhanson613 said:

    Does that imply that there are NO Greens, Libertarians, Socialists, or Independents on the ballot, this year? Or were they simply not invited to &quo…
  • Elendil said:

    It is a shame that the voting public (what few of them here are) are so apathetic, uninformed, and stupid that ballot position actually makes a diffe…
  • Progressive said:

    I read in another publication comments from family members who were getting paid to care for their adult children. They were angry about the overtime…
  • dirtyharry said:

    There is not a "new" ambulance service. Streator city still has AMT, and the rural residence still have Grand Ridge. There is certain crite…
  • bee61322 said:

    Oh I hear ya there! Liberals would be there front and center with the noose! Nice to see somebody FINALLY aired his dirty laundry full of corruption…
  • sportsryderma said:

    Must have been a lull in the MA Sports Schedule for anything else to get coverage. Anyway, thanks for the break from the MA Times.
  • kentuckyhillblly said:

    if this was a republican everyone would be pushing to hang him now. it is surprising even rauner is keeping quiet about mautino`s spending habits.