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PADS Shelter in Ottawa in need of lunch supplies

OTTAWA – Illinois Valley PADS in Ottawa is running short on lunch items. According to the homeless shelter, they are packing 62 lunches a day and are running scarce of items to pack. You can make a donation at the shelter located on 1120 Canal Street, before 9 a.m. Saturday or at Lily Pads ...Read more

Illinois lawsuit filed against top e-cigarette maker

  CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois teenager who fell ill with a lung disease after vaping for over a year has sued a leading e-cigarette maker. Attorneys filed the lawsuit Friday in Lake County Circuit Court on behalf of 18-year-old Adam Hergenreder. The 85-page suit says Juul Labs deliberately ...Read more

$100,000 Bond Set Friday for Mendota Man

OTTAWA – A man accused of a number of smash and grab burglaries around downtown Mendota has had his bond set at $100,000.  The Mendota Police Department say 54-year-old Craig J. Hynes allegedly broke windows of multiple businesses over the last few weeks and took various items.   He is ...Read more