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April is STD Awareness Month

OTTAWA – April is Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month. According to the Center for Disease Control, 2.3 million new cases of nationally notifiable STDs chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported by Americans in 2017. It was yet another record-breaking year for STDs in the ...Read more

Ottawa YMCA to build rec center on riverfront

OTTAWA – The Ottawa YMCA will be purchasing property on the Illinois River front. The city of Ottawa accepted the sole bidder of the former Central School Track for only a dollar. Director of Economic Development Reed Wilson, says the city is supporting the YMCA’s plans to construct a ...Read more

Princeton council race tied

PRINCETON, Ill. (AP) — Absentee ballots could break a tie in a race for city council in Princeton. Robin Swift and Jerry Neumann each emerged Tuesday with 771 votes in Princeton. Swift said she wanted to concede the race to Neumann, the incumbent, and run again in the future. But the Bureau ...Read more

Peru Police K9 Receives Body Armor

PERU – The Peru K9 Officer now is equipped with armor thanks to a donation from a charity. On Thursday Peru Police announced that Vested Interest have delivered to Saxon his new protective vest. The vest, valued at $950.00, is embroidered with the phrase “Born to Love-Trained to ...Read more