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LaSalle County flood damage assessment begins

OTTAWA  – The LaSalle County Emergency Management Agency will be conducting assessments for residents that have experienced flood related damages to their properties. From Wednesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. to 3:30p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, it is encouraged to contact the emergency ...Read more

Wet weather puts off farming

OTTAWA – Wet weather is set to delay most farming in LaSalle County this week. According to LaSalle County’s Farm Bureau President David Isermann, crops are yet to recover from the previous rain they experienced a week before. ISERMANN: “The reports I’ve heard in the ...Read more

Flood warning continues, more rain coming

  OTTAWA – A Flood warning remains in effect for the Illinois River until further notice, and more rain is headed our way. On Friday, the area was hit heavy with rain, hail and severe thunderstorms leaving folks with flooded basements. According to weatherology Meteorologist Ray ...Read more

Northlawn School Issues Statement on Alleged Threat

STREATOR – A statement was released by Streator Elementary School District Officials about an alleged threat made by a student late on Friday.  They say that it was suggested in the threat that students not attend classes at Northlawn Junior High on Monday.  The incident was investigated ...Read more

Heavy Rains Cause Flooding Over Weekend

OTTAWA – Heavy rains that began on Friday caused roads to wash out and flash flooding throughout North Central Illinois. The Illinois River rose out of it’s banks flooding the lower lots of Starved Rock State Park and North 3450th Road near Wedron had a portion of it wash out. The ...Read more