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Peru Residents Under Boil Order

PERU – A series of water main breaks has caused portions of Peru to be under a boil order until further notice. According to officials, areas south of US Route 6 have been affected. They ask that any resident with low or no water pressure to boil before use as a precaution. Resident ...Read more

Ottawa Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

OTTAWA – A 25-year-old Ottawa man is in the LaSalle County Jail after Ottawa Police Detectives concluded an investigation into child pornography being traded on the internet. According to the Ottawa Police Department, Aaron J. Morency was charged with possession and distribution of child ...Read more

Open House Marks Anniversary of Deadly Tornado

OTTAWA/NAPLATE IL – Today marks one year since a deadly EF-3 tornado struck Ottawa and Naplate causing wide-spread damage. An open house is being held this evening at Naplate Village Hall. Residents will remember the night of the storm and the progress made in rebuilding, those who died, along ...Read more

Ottawa Man Arrested on Robbery; Drug Charges

OTTAWA – An Ottawa man was arrested on drug charges after an investigation into an alleged robbery of a cell phone. On February 14th according to the Ottawa Police Department a woman in the 200 block of West Main Street reported having her phone taken. No injuries occurred in the robbery ...Read more

16 inmates charged after fight at Cook County Jail

CHICAGO (AP) — Sixteen inmates have been indicted on mob action charges after authorities say they were involved in a fight at a Chicago jail. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced the charges Monday. He says the fight occurred around 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 in the maximum security housing tier ...Read more