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Area Roads Closed Due to Flooding

OTTAWA – The recent rains have caused some area roadways to be closed due to the high water. Green and Champlain Streets in Ottawa were flooded with water from the Fox River, while the Illinois River has caused Dee Bennett Road to be closed from Utica to the LaSalle County Nursing Home, and ...Read more

Preparations Underway For Potential Record Flood

OTTAWA – Preparations are under way for a potential record flood with voluntary evacuations being issued in Utica and Marseilles.    The Utica Village Board meet Tuesday night and declared a local emergency granting emergency powers to Mayor David Stewart.  Current projections are for ...Read more

Missing Teen Safe

GRANVILLE – A teen that has been missing since Saturday from Granville has been confirmed found safe by Granville Police.   The investigation continues as to her whereabouts, however, no arrests have been made and no other

Rains Cause Flooding Concerns Along Rivers

OTTAWA – Heavy rains have caused the National Weather Service to issue flood warnings along the Illinois and Fox Rivers on Tuesday.  In Ottawa the river was 465.4 feet which is two feet above flood stage.  Major flooding is forecast rising nearly another six feet by early Thursday ...Read more

Tax Season Can Lead to Scams

DIXON – An Illinois Sheriff is warning the public that tax time also means it will be time for scammers to prey on the public. Sheriff John C. Simonton of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said that callers are identifying themselves as IRS agents and demanding payment. They may say ...Read more

Fishing License Renewal Start March 1st

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is reminding everyone that fishing licenses for 2018 can be renewed starting March 1st. Illinois’ 2018 fishing, hunting, and sportsmen combination licenses will be valid through March 31, 2019. Everyone is exempt from the ...Read more

No Injuries in Late Thursday Fire

STREATOR – No injuries were reported but significant damage occured after a fire late Thursday in the 700 block of South Monroe Street in Streator. According to the Streator Fire Department, a call came in after 11 PM for a home with a fire in the attic. The home was vacant and ...Read more