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Ottawa woman charged in connection to heroin sales

OTTAWA – An Ottawa woman is in custody after an investigation into heroin sales. According to the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team, on Tuesday , 31-year-old Heather M. Vela of Ottawa was charged with unlawful delivery of purported heroin after Vela allegedly delivered heroin to ...Read more

Utility Bill clinic in Ottawa

OTTAWA – State Representative Lance Yednock is hosting a Utility Bill Clinic in Ottawa to assist residents in saving money. The Citizens’ Utility Board and a Homeowner Education Class with Habitat for Humanity in Ottawa will be on the seminar board this Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church ...Read more

Water and sewer rates will increase in Ottawa

OTTAWA – By spring time, Ottawa residents will see around a five dollar increase in their water and sewer bills. At Tuesday night’s council meeting, Commissioner Thomas Ganiere announced that due to a million dollar deficit, the city will be increasing their rates come April 1st. On ...Read more

Marseilles awarded grant for boat launch

MARSEILLES – The city of Marseilles has been awarded a boat access grant. According to Austin Taylor of North Central Illinois Council of Governments, Marseilles will be receiving $200,000 for a long-awaited boat launch. Earlier this week Governor J.B. Pritzker announced Marseilles was one ...Read more