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Ottawa High School Releases Statement on Threat

OTTAWA – In the release reprinted below, Ottawa Superintendent Michael Cushing explained what action the school took from an apparent threat Thursday.       “Dear Parents and Community Members, I want to make you aware of

Ottawa Police Discover Counterfeit Currency

OTTAWA – Ottawa Police have discovered counterfeit currency in use in the area. They are asking the publics help in scrutinizing the bills, which have been found in all denominations. In a release posted online yesterday, they

More Details Emerge in Pedestrian Death

EARLVILLE – Authorities report a 30-year-old man from Triumph has died and one man was injured after a pedestrian vs vehicle accident south of Earlville. A little after 6 PM Sunday a call came from East 12th

Firefighters Battle Blaze in Downtown LaSalle

LASALLE – Quick action by firefighters kept a fire early Sunday morning from consuming an entire block of Downtown LaSalle.  Firemen arrived at the 900 block of First Street around 7:30 to find a three-story building engulfed

Pedestrian Killed in Rural LaSalle County

EARLVILLE – Authorities report one person has died following a pedestrian vs vehicle accident south of Earlville. A little after 6 PM the call came in on Sunday evening. The Illinois State Police, LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office And

Scholarship to Honor Princeton Teacher at IVCC

A scholarship has been created with the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation to honor the memory of former Princeton High School teacher and coach Randy Swinford who died Oct. 25 at age 64 after battling cancer. His