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Statewide Tornado Drill Today

OTTAWA – This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Illinois. The National Weather Service encourages residents to take time this week to review your severe weather procedures at your home, school and place of business. A statewide tornado drill will be held Tuesday at 10 AM. A TEST ...Read more

IVCC Donates Supplies to Foster Children

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College support staff recently completed a “Sweet Cases” service project with a decorating party and potluck. Each year employees contribute to a charitable cause. Money was raised to purchase 26 duffle bags and supplies for each including a teddy ...Read more

Peru Residents Under Boil Order

PERU – A series of water main breaks has caused portions of Peru to be under a boil order until further notice. According to officials, areas south of US Route 6 have been affected. They ask that any resident with low or no water pressure to boil before use as a precaution. Resident ...Read more

Ottawa Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

OTTAWA – A 25-year-old Ottawa man is in the LaSalle County Jail after Ottawa Police Detectives concluded an investigation into child pornography being traded on the internet. According to the Ottawa Police Department, Aaron J. Morency was charged with possession and distribution of child ...Read more

Open House Marks Anniversary of Deadly Tornado

OTTAWA/NAPLATE IL – Today marks one year since a deadly EF-3 tornado struck Ottawa and Naplate causing wide-spread damage. An open house is being held this evening at Naplate Village Hall. Residents will remember the night of the storm and the progress made in rebuilding, those who died, along ...Read more

Ottawa Man Arrested on Robbery; Drug Charges

OTTAWA – An Ottawa man was arrested on drug charges after an investigation into an alleged robbery of a cell phone. On February 14th according to the Ottawa Police Department a woman in the 200 block of West Main Street reported having her phone taken. No injuries occurred in the robbery ...Read more