Local Headlines

OSF HealthCare Offers Social Network for New Moms

OTTAWA – The Family Birth Center at OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center has begun offering a social network for new moms called Mothers of Beautiful Babies (The MOBB). This group meets in person every Tuesday, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Meeting Room 4 of the hospital. Come meet and ...Read more

3 Year old LaSalle Child Dies

PEORIA – A three year old LaSalle girl has passed away two days after she drowned in the family pool.  Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says that 3-year-old Zoey Doran was pronounced deceased at 2:34 p.m. Friday at OSF in Peoria.  Wednesday evening, emergency personnel were called to ...Read more

Shooting Park Road Construction

PERU – Beginning at 5:00 a.m., Monday, July 2, 2018, Shooting Park Road from Peoria Street to West Street will be reduced to a single lane for eastbound traffic and a single lane for westbound traffic.  Traffic control measures will be in place.  The temporary lane closures are necessary ...Read more

Families Belong Together Movement in Ottawa

OTTAWA – A Rally to demand a halt to the child-separation policy the Trump Administration practices on immigrant families, will be held in Ottawa Saturday.   The protest is scheduled to begin at 2PM on the 100th block of Main Street. Speakers include Rockford immigration attorney Sara ...Read more

Weekend Heat Advisory Calls for Cooling Centers

OTTAWA – Excessive heat warnings are in effect for this weekend according to the National Weather Service. A heat advisory will begin at 10 a.m. Friday and end Saturday evening. Temperatures are said to reach the upper 90’s with a heat index between 105 and 110 degrees.  It’s ...Read more