Local Headlines

Local unemployment rates drop

    OTTAWA – Local unemployment rates have dropped significantly since the beginning of Spring. According to the Illinois Department of Employment Statistics, while statewide numbers have been a steady 4.4%, local county rates are nearly half of what they used to be in March. ...Read more

U.S, IL EPA will begin cleanup in Ottawa in July

OTTAWA – Beginning July, the Environmental Protection Agency will start cleanup activities on an area of the Ottawa Radiation Superfund site. The EPA says workers will be removing contaminated soil from the NPL-8 Frontage Property to reduce the risk of exposure to people who have access to ...Read more

Oglesby woman arrest for purported heroin sales

OGLESBY – An Oglesby woman was arrested following an investigation into heroin sales. According to the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team, just after after 9 a.m. Thursday, 28-year-old Jenna M. Savage was arrested on a LaSalle County warrant for two counts of unlawful delivery of a ...Read more

Starved Rock boat ramp and picnic area open

  OGLESBY – The Starved Rock State Park boat ramp and picnic area have now reopened as of 10 a.m. on Thursday. Picnic tables are not dispersed in and around the picnic area.  Visitors are encouraged to bring picnic blankets at this time.  Please hike carefully and dress for muddy ...Read more