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Buddy’s Purpose Walk Scheduled for Mendota

OTTAWA – LaSalle County Board declared August 25-31 Overdose Awareness Week. Lori Brown, of Buddy’s Purpose, an organization that seeks to bring awareness to overdoses and to comfort those who have lost loved ones to overdoses, spoke to the board on Thursday about her organization. Brown ...Read more

West Chicago Man Shot in Leg Saturday Night

MENDOTA – A 47-year-old man from West Chicago was shot in the leg with non-life threatening injuries on Saturday night in Mendota.  The Mendota Police Department say the injury took place near 5th Avenue and 6th Street and was an isolated event unrelated to any other reported incidents.  ...Read more

Seneca Next Up For Public Art Project

SENECA – The next art installation on the Silos Pathway Legacy Project will be coming to Seneca. North Central Illinois ARTworks announced a mural depicting the history of Seneca will be installed in the 300 block of North Main Street adjacent to an existing Schlitz beer sign. The piece ...Read more

Sweet Corn Festival Starts Today

MENDOTA – The 72nd Annual Mendota Sweet Corn Festival kicks off today with a “Special Afternoon for Special Kids”, a private event for children with special needs and their families to enjoy the carnival from 3:30-5:30 PM. Prior registration will be required through the Mendota ...Read more

New equipment secured for Ottawa Fire Department

OTTAWA – Ottawa’s fire department received new equipment that’s said to improve a cardiac arrest victims chances of survival outside a hospital. James Less, Comissioner of Public Safety, announced the department secured seven  automatic external defibrillators through the federal ...Read more

Master plan approved for Thornton Park

OTTAWA – Plans were finalized and approved for Thornton Park improvements. On Tuesday night, the city council approved the master plan for the park that would include upgrades like a splash pad and pickle ball courts. The city is applying for an Open Space Land Acquisition and Development ...Read more