Local Headlines

No injuries in train versus truck accident

OTTAWA – No injuries were reported in a train versus semi truck accident in Ottawa, Thursday. According to the truck driver, he reportedly was traveling on Boyce Memorial Drive, focused on watching out for a train on the tracks farthest to him, when he allegedly failed to see the train ...Read more

Inspections will close Sandy Ford Bridge

STREATOR – The Sandy Ford Bridge in LaSalle County will be closed from Monday, May 13th – Thursday May 16th for inspections.  A detour will not be posted.   Digital sign boards indicate the hours of the closure will be from 8 AM – 4 PM each day.  The bridge is located on ...Read more

Mountain Lion Spotted in Des Moines

DES MOINES – Police in Iowa are investigating what apparently was a mountain lion within the city limits of Des Moines. Wednesday night security footage from a homeowners backyard caught the large cat pacing around the back steps of the home. Authorities have begun urging residents, ...Read more

New Mayor Takes Over in Ottawa

OTTAWA – Mayor Bob Eschbach passed the gavel along to Mayor elect Dan Aussem at Ottawa’s swearing in Tuesday. Community members packed council chambers to bid farewell to long time Mayor Bob Eschbach and welcome his successor. Former Comissioner of Public Property, Daniel Aussem was sworn ...Read more