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Ottawa lift station plans moving along

OTTAWA –  Plans for the city of Ottawa’s river crossing lift station is flowing in the right direction. On Tuesday night council purchased the 511 Illinois Avenue property, adjacent to where the river lift station is expected to be. Mayor Dan Aussem says he anticipates for the project to ...Read more

Yorkville man charged in Verona woman’s death

    OSWEGO – A Yorkville man is charged with murder after an 8-month investigation into the homicide of a Verona woman. According to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, 43-year-old Robert J Turk, of Yorkville is charged with first-degree murder in the May 2019 incident where ...Read more

Marseilles woman charged for making false report

  MARSEILLES – A woman is charged after allegedly making a false report about an alleged “armed officer” last week in Marseilles. According to the Marseilles Police Department, 34-year-old Fallon Crass of Marseilles is charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly making a ...Read more

Rural roads begin spring posting for weight limits

LAMOILLE – With warmer weather on the way many area rural roads will start to see weight limit signs go into effect to prevent damage.  LaMoille Township announced Tuesday that roads in its district will be posted with a 16,000lb weight limit until further notice.  County and State ...Read more

Mendota school creates spirit closet

MENDOTA – There are plenty of special days at Mendota schools to show your spirit, but some students may not have hats, shirts or other gear to participate. On Tuesday District 289 in Mendota announced that they are accepting used Northbrook Spartan or Mendota Trojan T-shirts, long-sleeved ...Read more

Civic Center Weekend Dances a Success

MENDOTA -Mendota Civic Center hosted its first Mother and Son dance over the weekend. Third Ward Alderman Kyle Kim said at the Monday night Mendota city council meeting that the Hawaiian Luau themed dance was a great success with around 50 boys and their mothers attending on Saturday night. The ...Read more