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Stolen Vehicle Recovered by Ottawa Police

STREATOR – A stolen vehicle has been recovered after a traffic stop in Ottawa.  Streator Police say that Wednesday shortly after 9 AM a resident in the 100 block of West Boys Street reported a vehicle was stolen overnight.  Streator Police say the vehicle was located later by the Ottawa ...Read more

Weather Postpones Fireworks

OTTAWA – The storms that moved through yesterday evening postponed some area firework displays.  Fireworks in Ottawa, Princeton, and Hennepin scheduled for the 4th were all postponed due to the weather.  Princeton and Hennepin are scheduled for July 5th, while Ottawa will be rescheduled ...Read more

LaSalle Discusses Garbage Collection

LASALLE-  The LaSalle City Council met this week to discuss garbage collection services, and plans for a multi-jurisdiction law enforcement facility.  Fleet rediness, turn around time, and qualified personnel are some of the issues Republic Services faces in the city.  According to the waste ...Read more

Algal Threat Diminished in Illinois River

HENNEPIN – Follow-up samples collected in the Illinois River last week showed no evidence of the algal toxin, microcystin, including samples collected near Hennepin and Marseilles. Previous samples collected at these locations detected microcystins. However, it’s likely that heavy rains ...Read more

Fatal Single Vehicle Crash in Bureau County

WYANET – A Lamoille man is dead after a single vehicle accident in Bureau County.  Bureau County Sheriffs and Wyanet EMS were called around 5 AM on Saturday for a reported accident near Wyanet. The Bureau County Sheriff’s Office says that a LaMoille man, identified as 34-year-old ...Read more