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Missing Man

A number of public service agencies are currently searching for Sherman “Skip” Hall, of the Ottawa area, and who is missing and is in need of his prescription medicine.  Skip is 6 feet tall, about 135 pounds with gray hair and green eyes.  If you have seen him or know where he is, ...Read more

Woman Airlifted From Two Vehicle Accident

SANDWICH – An Oswego woman was injured after a two vehicle crash in Northeast LaSalle County.  The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office states that around 7:30 Friday morning, 49 year old Wanda I. Santiago, of Oswego, was at the intersection of Millhurt Road and East 30th Road just south ...Read more

Crossing Repairs Begin Monday

  ARLINGTON – The railroad has announced that a busy crossing in Bureau County will be closed for a week starting July 9th for repairs.  BNSF states that Route 89 in Arlington will be detoured around the closure for crossing upgrades and repairs.  Signs will be posted when the ...Read more

Social Media Helps Solve Ottawa Burglary

OTTAWA – A fifth person is being charged in connection to a residential burglary that occurred in Ottawa. The Ottawa Police Department were called to the 1100 block of First Avenue on the morning of May 29th for a report of stolen items taken from the residence while the occupants were ...Read more

Andersen Trial Set to Start Next Week

HENNEPIN – A trial of a Putnam County man accused of the murder of his sister-in-law is set to begin next week. 68-year-old Clifford Andersen, of Standard has been charged with 1st degree murder and concealment of death of his sister-in-law Deborah Dewey in 2016. In a pre-trial hearing held ...Read more

Two Arrested for Ottawa Bank Robbery

CHICAGO – The US Department of Justice says two people have been arrested in connection with the robbery of an Ottawa bank. The FBI and U.S Attorneys say that 41-year-old James D. Williams, and 21-year-old Alexis T. Handelman, both of Bartlett, are charged with robbing the Old Second Bank ...Read more

Stolen Vehicle Recovered by Ottawa Police

STREATOR – A stolen vehicle has been recovered after a traffic stop in Ottawa.  Streator Police say that Wednesday shortly after 9 AM a resident in the 100 block of West Boys Street reported a vehicle was stolen overnight.  Streator Police say the vehicle was located later by the Ottawa ...Read more

Weather Postpones Fireworks

OTTAWA – The storms that moved through yesterday evening postponed some area firework displays.  Fireworks in Ottawa, Princeton, and Hennepin scheduled for the 4th were all postponed due to the weather.  Princeton and Hennepin are scheduled for July 5th, while Ottawa will be rescheduled ...Read more

LaSalle Discusses Garbage Collection

LASALLE-  The LaSalle City Council met this week to discuss garbage collection services, and plans for a multi-jurisdiction law enforcement facility.  Fleet rediness, turn around time, and qualified personnel are some of the issues Republic Services faces in the city.  According to the waste ...Read more