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Lane closures between Utica and Ottawa begins

UTICA – Lane closures for road work will begin on US Route 6 between Utica and Ottawa beginning Wednesday. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation patching and resurfacing will take place US Route 6 from IL 178 to west city limits of Ottawa. Daytime lane closures controlled ...Read more

Flooding causes closures at Starved Rock State Park

OGLESBY – The main parking lot at Starved Rock State Park as well as the whole lower area, including the boat launch ramps are closed due to flooding on the Illinois River. Park facilities and the Starved Rock Lodge remain open. Parking is available in the Lodge lot as well as the overflow ...Read more

New City Manager in Streator

STREATOR – David Plyman began his first day as Streator’s city manager, Monday. Plyman says his priority is to address challenges that Streator faces and goals the community establishes.      Plyman says he’s looking forward to meeting residents and becoming a part of the ...Read more

Sandwich Woman Reported Missing After Vehicle Found

SHERIDAN-The Monday morning discovery of a vehicle in LaSalle County have authorities on the lookout for a woman they say is missing.   Around 5:30 AM on North 4251st Road north of Sheridan a car belonging to 74-year-old Linda Jackson was found.   The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office says she ...Read more

State Police Deliver Baby Along Interstate

CHICAGO – What began as a late night traffic stop on Sunday turned into an unlikely situation of a mother giving birth along I-57.   The Illinois State Police say they were in the middle of a traffic stop when another vehicle, driven by Roland Watkins, pulled up to the scene asking for ...Read more