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Woman Dies in Semi Crash in Livingston County

CULLOM – A woman from Champaign County has died after vehicle collided with a semi in rural Livingston County. In a release from the Livingston County Coroners office, the 58-year-old was in a car near Cullom, Illinois when she was in a crash with a semi-tractor trailer on Sunday afternoon. ...Read more

Time Running Out to Pay Property Taxes

OTTAWA – Certified letters will be issued to LaSalle County residents if they don’t pay their taxes by Friday, according to the LaSalle County Treasurer’s Office. In a letter from LaSalle County Treasurer James Spelich, real estate taxes must be paid on or before Friday at 8 ...Read more

Murder trial of Chicago police officer to resume

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke’s attorneys are closing in on their last witnesses and it’s still not clear whether Van Dyke will take the stand himself to testify about the night he fatally shot Laquan McDonald. Defense attorneys are expected to continue ...Read more

OSF HealthCare Caregivers Honored

OTTAWA – A Registered Nurse and a Patient Care Technician were two recent recipients of the DAISY and Sunflower Awards offered by OSF HealthCare.  Both caregivers were honored during a brief ceremony held on September 24, 2018. Paula Zimmerman, RN, of Ottawa was given the DAISY Award which ...Read more