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U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth tours Marquis Energy

HENNEPIN – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) visited Marquis Energy, meeting with its leaders and touring the ethanol facility, highlighting the importance of ethanol production to our nation’s economy and the damage being caused by the Trump Administration’s inappropriate use of small ...Read more

Burglaries, Vandalism Reported in Streator

STREATOR – Garages and homes were targeted by apparent burglars Tuesday in Streator. The Streator Police department took a number of reports of items being missing, including a home burglary in the 400 block of Bluff Street. A bicycle was reportedly taken from an unlocked garage in the 300 ...Read more

Ottawa approves city sales tax on cannabis

OTTAWA – The city of Ottawa is planning ahead for recreation marijuana sales. In a city council meeting, an ordinance was approved amending the city’s code to implement a 3% sales tax to be collected in October of 2020. Attorney Christina Cantlin  says it’s possible that the tax could ...Read more

LaSalle Co. real estate tax due this week

  OTTAWA – LaSalle County’s real estate tax is due this Thursday. Taxpayers who enrolled in the automatic withdrawal option will have their installment electronically withdrawn from their bank accounts on Thursday. Credit card payments can be made out of ...Read more

Ottawa PD investigates 2019 Polaris Outlaw purchase

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Police Department is looking to identify any Ottawa area residents who recently purchased a 2019 Polaris Outlaw 50 four-wheeler in Avalanche Grey/Lime from an individual in Rockford, Illinois. Authorities say the matter is in regards to an active investigation and any ...Read more

Culvert replacement in Norway starts Wednesday

NORWAY – North 3689th Road in Mission Township will be closed for a culvert replacement on Wednesday. The project is located a 1/4 mile west of County Highway 3 in Norway. The work is expected to take three days to complete. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. ...Read more