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Ottawa student earns OSF scholarship

OTTAWA – Ottawa Township High School graduate, Kylee Zoran, is the 2020 recipient of the Don Morehead Community Service Scholarship. The OSF Medical Group – Ottawa announced the $1,000 award will assist Ms. Zoran’s higher education goals. She will attend Joliet Junior College in ...Read more

Dog perishes after Saturday fire in Streator

Photo Streator Fire Department STREATOR – A dog perished after a house fire Saturday in Streator.   The Streator Fire Department say they were called to a home in the 1200 block of Arthur Street around 7 PM, and found a porch on the home engulfed in flames.  The owners were not home, but ...Read more

975 New Illinois Covid Cases, None in LaSalle Co.

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health announced on Saturday that 975 Illinoisans tested positive for Coronavirus in the past 24 hours.   Health Officials also announced 72 new deaths, including one in DeKalb County.  The deaths range from a Cook County teenager to 15 ...Read more

Illinois Landmarks Receive $2,000 Grants

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois historic preservation group is providing financial help to 13 nonprofit organizations that suffered financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The groups selected to receive one-time $2,000 grants from Landmarks Illinois were chosen out of nearly 100 applicants. ...Read more

Many State Offices Still Closed

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Some Illinois employees have returned to work, but many state offices have not reopened since they closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Secretary of State Jesse White is the first elected official to reopen offices in the state. The State Journal-Register reports ...Read more