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Fulton Co. Deputy Troy Chisum family statement

    FULTON COUNTY – “The Family of Deputy Troy Chisum mourns the loss of their husband, father, son and friend. We could never begin to thank law enforcement or the thousands from our community who have reached out to us to express their love and support. To the public, he ...Read more

Local unemployment rates drop

    OTTAWA – Local unemployment rates have dropped significantly since the beginning of Spring. According to the Illinois Department of Employment Statistics, while statewide numbers have been a steady 4.4%, local county rates are nearly half of what they used to be in March. ...Read more

Utah man arrested in death of missing student

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into a Utah college student’s disappearance. Authorities are filing murder and kidnapping charges in the death of a Utah college student who disappeared 11 days ago. Salt Lake City police chief Mike Brown said 31-year-old Ayoola A. ...Read more

U.S, IL EPA will begin cleanup in Ottawa in July

OTTAWA – Beginning July, the Environmental Protection Agency will start cleanup activities on an area of the Ottawa Radiation Superfund site. The EPA says workers will be removing contaminated soil from the NPL-8 Frontage Property to reduce the risk of exposure to people who have access to ...Read more