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Illinois River on the rise after recent rains

UTICA – Portions of area roads and property are starting to flood due to rising waters. The National Weather Service says parts of Dee Bennet Road between Utica and Naplate will be flooded soon. The lower lots of Starved Rock State Park, which is already closed by the state, plus some areas ...Read more

Sunday Ottawa fire quickly extinguished

OTTAWA – A fire in a two story residence on Ottawa’s east side was quickly contained and extinguished Sunday. Around 1:30 PM firefighters were called to the 400 Block of East Main Street for a home showing flames out the windows of the first floor. No injures were reported and all ...Read more