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Rains Cause Flooding Concerns Along Rivers

OTTAWA – Heavy rains have caused the National Weather Service to issue flood warnings along the Illinois and Fox Rivers on Tuesday.  In Ottawa the river was 465.4 feet which is two feet above flood stage.  Major flooding is forecast rising nearly another six feet by early Thursday ...Read more

Tax Season Can Lead to Scams

DIXON – An Illinois Sheriff is warning the public that tax time also means it will be time for scammers to prey on the public. Sheriff John C. Simonton of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said that callers are identifying themselves as IRS agents and demanding payment. They may say ...Read more

Fishing License Renewal Start March 1st

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is reminding everyone that fishing licenses for 2018 can be renewed starting March 1st. Illinois’ 2018 fishing, hunting, and sportsmen combination licenses will be valid through March 31, 2019. Everyone is exempt from the ...Read more

No Injuries in Late Thursday Fire

STREATOR – No injuries were reported but significant damage occured after a fire late Thursday in the 700 block of South Monroe Street in Streator. According to the Streator Fire Department, a call came in after 11 PM for a home with a fire in the attic. The home was vacant and ...Read more

LaSalle Man Arrested on Cocaine Charges

LASALLE – A LaSalle man is facing felony charges for unlawful delivery of a controlled substance after an early morning cocaine arrest Thursday.  According to the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team, 24 year old D’Andre R Henderson was arrested after a search warrant was executed ...Read more

Streator Police Warn of Scam

STREATOR- Streator Police say a resident this week reported an attempted scam.  Wednesday afternoon, Streator Police were called and told that a resident received a phone call that a family member was arrested and needed a $1,000 to get out of jail.  However, the resident contacted the family ...Read more

Ottawa High School Releases Statement on Threat

OTTAWA – In the release reprinted below, Ottawa Superintendent Michael Cushing explained what action the school took from an apparent threat Thursday.       “Dear Parents and Community Members, I want to make you aware of an alleged threat of harm that was made by one of ...Read more