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Colder temperatures and winter blast on the way

OTTAWA – A weekend snowstorm could impact the area late Friday through Saturday, with accumulations of up to 5″ of snow possible. The National Weather Service says a wintry mix of freezing rain and snow late this afternoon will pass through north central Illinois pushed by a cold air ...Read more

Damage limited in rural Bureau County fire

ARLINGTON – The damage was limited and a home saved after a Thursday morning fire in rural Bureau County.   The Arlington Fire Department was called around 7:45 AM to a home on 2950 East Street for a reported electrical fire.   Cherry, Ladd and LaMoille also responded and the fire was ...Read more

Search turns to state park for missing Ottawa woman

UTICA – The Illinois Conservation police were notified Wednesday afternoon that the search for an Ottawa woman may lead to Starved Rock State Park. On Thursday morning, Ottawa police, Conservation police, and EMS from Oglesby and Utica were combing areas of the park for signs of 45-year-old ...Read more

Streator approves marijuana zoning

STREATOR – Streator City Council laid down the law for where recreational marijuana businesses and grow house can be. Per the recommendation of the plan commission, cannabis dispensaries will be allowed in the central business district zone and grow operations will be allowed to be located ...Read more

Police say 45-year-old Ottawa woman is missing

OTTAWA – An Ottawa woman was reported missing on Tuesday, and authorities are seeking  help to find her. They say that 45-year-old Tina M. Donovon, who is described as being 5’4″ tall, 160 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes has not been located and anyone with any information is ...Read more

Conference for Streator businesses on Monday

STREATOR – Business owners in Streator are coming together for a conference hosted by other local business owners to share goals, ideas and concerns. The meeting will be called Streator Area Businesses Past Present and Future hosted at the Silver Fox on Monday at 6 p.m. Jim Pellino, who ...Read more