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OSF volunteers applauded for their service in 2019

OTTAWA – Volunteers at OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center and Center for Health in Streator were honored  for their exceptional service. 317 volunteers contributed over 32,000 hours of service this past year, an amount that equals 15 full-time employees. Volunteers ranged from ...Read more

Early Morning Fire Heavily Damages Peru Home

PERU – An early Thursday morning home fire heavily damaged a home in Peru.  According to Peru Fire Chief Jeff King, they were called to the 1600 Block of 5th Street after a resident reported a fire in his kitchen.  When responders arrived, they found fire coming out of the back of the ...Read more

Ottawa Tax Levy Increases

OTTAWA – Ottawa City Council’s levy for 2020 will increase 9.5% over the amount extended last year. City Treasurer Don Harris explained that they city is asking for around $6.8 million this year, up around $595,000 from last year. Harris stated that for homeowners, that would be an ...Read more