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Flooding blocks area roads

OTTAWA – High water has closed many roads and streets in the area, including portions of Illinois 351, 178 and 71. Dee Bennett Road, Ben Samek Road, and DuPoint Road has flooded as well.  Officials in Ottawa state that the Main Street/Fox River Bridge is restricted to Eastside residents ...Read more

33rd Annual Naperville RibFest Cancelled

  NAPERVILLE – The Exchange Club of Naperville, organizers of the 2020 Ribfest, have announced that the 33rd annual festival is cancelled this year due to COVID-19 related concerns. This would have been the first time the festival would be held in Romeoville as opposed to Naperville, ...Read more

Barge breaks free, strikes Ottawa bridge

OTTAWA – Authorities are monitoring the situation in Ottawa after a barge struck a bridge Tuesday.   The flooding of the Illinois River caused a barge upstream to break loose, coming to a rest against the northernmost support of the Veterans Bridge which carries Illinois Route 23.  A ...Read more