[The Times Tracey MacLeod]
La Salle County Genealogy Guild’s Julie Hallock draws attention Saturday to the large photo of Bob Jordan displayed at the newly-remodeled Genealogy Guild. Through his generosity, he gave the guild its permanent home by buying the current building and deeding it to the non-profit organization. Upon his passing, he left them money to make improvements whenever the guild should need it. Before landing on Grover Street in Ottawa, the guild had kept records in their cars and carried them from location to location. First in the basement of the La Salle County Historical Society, then in Reddick Mansion and finally at the county courthouse, the guild now celebrates its 40th anniversary, not only serving La Salle County but also visitors from all over the globe whose relatives were once a part of the community.