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Reported Robbery at Ottawa Bank

OTTAWA – Police remain on the scene of a bank in the 300 block of East Norris Drive in Ottawa for what authorities have said was a robbery. The incident happened around 10 AM Friday morning and the investigation continues. No information has been released at this time on suspects or what ...Read more

Safe Taken From Gaming Business

STREATOR – A safe was reported missing after an apparent burglary at a gaming business in Streator Thursday. According to the Streator Police Department, they were called to a gaming business in the 100 block of Hickory Street. A safe was allegedly taken sometime during the night when the ...Read more

Peru Firefighters Honored in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD – Peru Firefighters received a Senate Certificate of Recognition during the 25th Annual Illinois Fallen Firefighter Memorial & Firefighting Medal of Honor Award Ceremony in Springfield on Tuesday. The three firefighters, Lt. Neil Nadolski, Firefighter Alex Duncan, and ...Read more

4-H Road Construction Announced

OTTAWA – The resurfacing and widening of 4-H Road in Ottawa has begun according to Road Commissioner James Less. In addition to the road being upgraded, a new sidewalk will also be put into place. The construction is expected to last until September. Detours may be required at times and ...Read more

Lane Closures For Ottawa Bridge

OTTAWA – Starting Tuesday through the end of this week the Illinois Route 23 bridge in Ottawa over the Illinois River will have a lane closure each direction to allow for the yearly inspection of the bridge. The closures will be from 9 AM to 3 PM each day. ...Read more