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Rabies found in Leland Bat

OTTAWA – Warm weather brings more activity to bat populations in Illinois, and with that the greater chance of an encounter of one with rabies. Bats are the primary carriers of rabies in Illinois, and a bat from Leland recently tested positive for the disease. The LaSalle County Health ...Read more

Mendota Not a Hot Spot of Suspicious Vehicles

HENNEPIN – Mendota is not a “Hot Spot” of suspicious vehicle activity, nor is any other community in the area.   A call about a vehicle in a driveway someone was concerned about on Saturday in Putnam County has caused numerous calls to law enforcement over what the department calls a ...Read more

Skydive Record Attempt This Week

OTTAWA – Skydive Chicago in Ottawa is attempting another world-record Monday. 200 men and women across the globe will gather in Ottawa to jump from 19,000 feet to achieve a new vertical  skydiving record.  According to Skydive Chicago’s director Rook Nelson, in 2015, 164 people ...Read more

Woman Arrested After Puppy Theft

SANDWICH – A woman allegedly took a puppy from a parked vehicle in Sandwich Saturday Morning.   According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office a puppy was in a van parked outside of a church on South County Line Road.   The owner of the puppy said the windows were down and the animal ...Read more

OSF HealthCare Expands OB/GYN Services in Ottawa

OTTAWA – OSF HealthCare has continued to expand women’s health services in Ottawa. OSF HealthCare Medical Group Obstetrics/Gynecology – Ottawa office, newly opened this past April, is now offering a Maternal-Fetal Medicine clinic. Maternal-Fetal Medicine is a subspecialty of Obstetrics and ...Read more

Man Dies Friday at Grundy County Speedway

MORRIS – A man died from an apparent medical condition while working on his car before a race Friday night at the Grundy County Speedway. In a release Saturday the Grundy County Coroner states that 44-year-old Jason Parrott of Crete had been warming up his race car when it had engine ...Read more

Implosion of Old Spring Valley Bridge Tuesday

SPRING VALLEY – The old bridge over the Illinois River in Spring Valley is set to be imploded next week, weather permitting. The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that on Tuesday morning Illinois Route 89 and adjacent areas will be closed while the two southern spans of the ...Read more