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Full moon starts this weekend

UNDATED – A full moon weekend is upon us, the first of many this year. Beginning Friday evening through Monday, the universe will experience the first supermoon of 2020. According to the Maine Farmer’s Almanac, Native American tribes had names for the moons calling this ...Read more

2 charged in coronavirus prank in Joliet store

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Police in the Chicago suburb of Joliet say a teen suspected of spraying disinfectant inside a Walmart while announcing that he had the new coronavirus has turned himself. Police say 19-year-old Tyler Wallace is charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct, ...Read more

Regional spelling bee this weekend in Ottawa

OTTAWA – The 60th annual LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Regional Spelling is this weekend at Ottawa High School. Thirty-three school district winners will be competing for the county championship on Saturday at 9 a.m. The winner of the regional bee will then compete in the Grand Finals to be ...Read more

Tonica FD recieves monitor/defibrillator pack

TONICA – The Tonica Volunteer Fire Department was given a monitor and defibrillator pack that will allow their ambulance to be upgraded to a paramedic level. The department announced that they were recently donated a Lifepak 15 with assistance from the Illinois Department of Natural ...Read more

Ottawa lift station plans moving along

OTTAWA –  Plans for the city of Ottawa’s river crossing lift station is flowing in the right direction. On Tuesday night council purchased the 511 Illinois Avenue property, adjacent to where the river lift station is expected to be. Mayor Dan Aussem says he anticipates for the project to ...Read more