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New Mayor Takes Over in Ottawa

OTTAWA – Mayor Bob Eschbach passed the gavel along to Mayor elect Dan Aussem at Ottawa’s swearing in Tuesday. Community members packed council chambers to bid farewell to long time Mayor Bob Eschbach and welcome his successor. Former Comissioner of Public Property, Daniel Aussem was sworn ...Read more

DCFS says it’s fixing abuse-prevention problems

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers stepped up on Tuesday to take aim at failures in the state’s child-welfare agency, haunted for decades by deaths wrought of abuse and neglect that state officials too often are too poorly resourced or too poorly managed to prevent. Rep. Sara ...Read more

Man arrested in Princeton trailer park incident

PRINCETON – A man was arrested after an early morning incident in Princeton, Tuesday. 34-year-old Nick Hand of Princeton was arrested for one count of aggravated battery after a 6:30 a.m. call for a person who had allegedly been shot in the Hillview Trailer Park. Authorities say upon ...Read more