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Man found after SUV plunged into river identified

OTTAWA – The Lasalle County Coroner’s Office has announced the identity of the man who was found dead after an SUV crashed into the Illinois River Thursday afternoon in Ottawa.   They say that 39-year-old Matthew W. Rosenstiel was deceased at the scene.   Crews worked for four ...Read more

Fire south of Ottawa Thursday Night

OTTAWA – A Two Alarm fire south of Ottawa damaged at least one building at a business. Around 10:30 Thursday night Ottawa and Wallace fire responded to a reported structure fire at a lumber company in the 1000 block of Fosse road. No injuries were reported in the blaze and the cause of the ...Read more

LaSalle County places budget on file

OTTAWA – LaSalle County Board will vote on the estimated budget and tax levy later this month. The board placed both on file at Thursday’s County Board Meeting, and informed the public that the budget is available to review on their website. Board member Brian Dose explained that next ...Read more

Rezin files legislation combating vaping epidemic

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Sue Rezin is helping to combat youth vaping. In light of the recent health issues related to electronic cigarettes, Senator Rezin filed legislation aimed at reducing underage individuals’ access to vapor products. The bill prohibits the sale of tobacco ...Read more

Granville man dies while hunting

GRANVILLE – A Granville man died of a heart attack while hunting. According to the Putnam County Death Investigator Bob Cofoid, a 29-year-old man from rural Granville was setting up to duck hunt with other hunters when he suffered the alleged heart attack and died at the scene. The Putnam ...Read more

Yednock gives update on Marilla Park project

STREATOR – State Representative Lance Yednock is working towards making the Marilla Park Pond trench-out a reality. The representative for the 76th District says he agreed to help Streator out before he went into office and although he’s been busy since then, he’s wrangled up ...Read more