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Pedestrian bridge closed for repairs in Ottawa

OTTAWA – A pedestrian bridge over Goose Creek in Ottawa will undergo repairs. Currently, the bridge next to Champlain Street is closed due to deterioration. City Engineer Tom Duttlinger says the underlying issue is a water main attached to the bottom of the pedestrian structure. He says ...Read more

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth tours Marquis Energy

HENNEPIN – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) visited Marquis Energy, meeting with its leaders and touring the ethanol facility, highlighting the importance of ethanol production to our nation’s economy and the damage being caused by the Trump Administration’s inappropriate use of small ...Read more

Burglaries, Vandalism Reported in Streator

STREATOR – Garages and homes were targeted by apparent burglars Tuesday in Streator. The Streator Police department took a number of reports of items being missing, including a home burglary in the 400 block of Bluff Street. A bicycle was reportedly taken from an unlocked garage in the 300 ...Read more

Ottawa approves city sales tax on cannabis

OTTAWA – The city of Ottawa is planning ahead for recreation marijuana sales. In a city council meeting, an ordinance was approved amending the city’s code to implement a 3% sales tax to be collected in October of 2020. Attorney Christina Cantlin  says it’s possible that the tax could ...Read more

LaSalle Co. real estate tax due this week

  OTTAWA – LaSalle County’s real estate tax is due this Thursday. Taxpayers who enrolled in the automatic withdrawal option will have their installment electronically withdrawn from their bank accounts on Thursday. Credit card payments can be made out of ...Read more