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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

Cat among new infections in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,156 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, including 59 additional deaths. The IDPH also announced that a pet cat has recently tested positive for COVID-19 after becoming sick in May. The cat was in a home with individuals ...Read more