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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

Overdose Awareness Week Begins August 24th

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Board passed a resolution Thursday to recognize the epidemic of drug overdoses. Recommended by the Public Safety Committee, Drug Overdose Awareness Week will serve as a memorial week for those who have lost loved ones or live with permanent injuries resulting ...Read more

Morris Man Killed in Thursday Crash on 80

MORRIS – A crash that tore a vehicle in half took the life of a Morris man Thursday afternoon. According to the Illinois State Police around 4 p.m. a vehicle traveling westbound just east of the Route 47 interchange of Interstate 80 in Morris for unknown reasons crossed over the median and into ...Read more

BBB: Social Security Scams Warning

ILLINOIS – The local regional office of the Better Business Bureau is warning area residents of a growing scam aimed at compromising the Social Security numbers of individuals. Dennis Horton, director of the BBB office says, “In the past few days we have seen a dramatic increase in the ...Read more