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Ottawa PD investigates 2019 Polaris Outlaw purchase

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Police Department is looking to identify any Ottawa area residents who recently purchased a 2019 Polaris Outlaw 50 four-wheeler in Avalanche Grey/Lime from an individual in Rockford, Illinois. Authorities say the matter is in regards to an active investigation and any ...Read more

Culvert replacement in Norway starts Wednesday

NORWAY – North 3689th Road in Mission Township will be closed for a culvert replacement on Wednesday. The project is located a 1/4 mile west of County Highway 3 in Norway. The work is expected to take three days to complete. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. ...Read more

Mason’s Law signed by Governor

  SPRINGFIELD – Motorists who drive dangerously in a crosswalk will now be facing a one-year suspension of their licenses.”Mason’s Law” requires a 1-year suspension of an individual’s driver’s license if they commit a right-of-way violation at a crosswalk or a ...Read more

Illinois Conservation Foundation names new director

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Conservation Foundation has named Crystal Curfman its executive director. The organization that raises money to protect and enhance wildlife and its habitat made the announcement last week. Curfman had served as managing partner of Curfman Group, a real ...Read more