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Health Concerns as Floodwaters Recede

OTTAWA – The Illinois River has crested in most areas across North Central Illinois, and damage has been kept to a minimum in part due to recent floods in 2018 and the all time record flooding in 2013, where waters were nearly three foot higher than today. Health departments are warning ...Read more

Sandbags available in Pontiac

PONTIAC – The Vermillion River has continued to rise over the past several days. At 2:45 p.m. this afternoon the level was 17.14 feet. According to Pontiac’s Police Department, even though at the present time the date suggests that a crest is near, residents of flood plain areas are ...Read more

No Evacuations Yet for Marseilles

MARSEILLES – The Illinois River is expected to crest Thursday afternoon, and officials in Marseilles are keeping a watchful eye on how high the waters will rise. Plans are in place for portions of the community to undergo a mandatory evacuation if the river reaches 24.6 feet according to ...Read more

Flooding Closes Roads; Schools

  OTTAWA – Ottawa High School and Woodland School will be closed on Thursday due to a number of roads near the campus closed due to flooding. Other area roads, like Sandy Cosgrove Road in Peru Township, developed a sink hole and was closed due to washing out. Bottom Road, south of the ...Read more