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Man pleads guilty to fire that killed 2 brothers

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A man who told police he was upset that a landlord didn’t return his security deposit has pleaded guilty to setting a fire that killed two boys in Illinois. Alex Sawyer will be sentenced to 20 years to 30 years in prison after his guilty plea Thursday. A fire in ...Read more

Ottawa YMCA to build rec center on riverfront

OTTAWA – The Ottawa YMCA will be purchasing property on the Illinois River front. The city of Ottawa accepted the sole bidder of the former Central School Track for only a dollar. Director of Economic Development Reed Wilson, says the city is supporting the YMCA’s plans to construct a ...Read more