Local News

Some people expecting newspaper delivery in Kewanee on Thursday may not receive their paper in a timely fashion as a strike of newspaper curriers in Kewanee heads into a second day. Carriers have gone on strike over pay, the reduction of routes and the potential firing of carriers due to to route reductions. According to the striking curriers, pay for those delivering newspapers in the area is being reduced from 19 cents per paper delivered to 15 cents per paper delivered. Carriers are also expected to cover their own expenses for fuel and incidental supplies such as rubber bands and bags for papers. Carriers are asking for 25 cents per paper and 30 cents per paper delivered during the winter months when travel is more difficult. Carriers are also protesting a 2 dollar penalty charge for complaints against them and a 5 dollar penalty for if a paper is delivered wet.