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Power Outage Repairs, Road Closures

OTTAWA – Widespread power outages have significantly lessened from this morning, according to electric utilities. As of 4 p.m. Ameren is reporting over 900 without power in LaSalle County compared to nearly 2,000, and Bureau at less than half than of that this morning. Cornbelt energy says ...Read more

NASA Spacecraft Lands on Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft designed to burrow beneath the surface of Mars landed on the red planet Monday after a six-month, 300 million-mile journey and a perilous, six-minute descent through the rose-hued atmosphere. After waiting in white-knuckle suspense for confirmation ...Read more

Peoria Priest Removed from Ministry, Again.

OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — A Peoria priest has been removed from ministry again, years after a conviction for manufacturing and selling a date-rape drug. The Chicago Tribune reports that Ottawa’s Catholic parishes removed Rev. Jeffrey Windy from the priesthood in March. Officials found that ...Read more

Suspect in Shabbona Bank Robbery Nabbed Near Chicago

SYCAMORE- The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office say that the man wanted in connection with the alleged Saturday robbery at a bank in Shabbona has been caught near Chicago.   They say that 39-year-old Jason D. Welch of Sterling was taken into custody in Elmhurst on Sunday.    He was charged with ...Read more