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Lane closures between Utica and Ottawa begins

UTICA – Lane closures for road work will begin on US Route 6 between Utica and Ottawa beginning Wednesday. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation patching and resurfacing will take place US Route 6 from IL 178 to west city limits of Ottawa. Daytime lane closures controlled ...Read more

Flooding causes closures at Starved Rock State Park

OGLESBY – The main parking lot at Starved Rock State Park as well as the whole lower area, including the boat launch ramps are closed due to flooding on the Illinois River. Park facilities and the Starved Rock Lodge remain open. Parking is available in the Lodge lot as well as the overflow ...Read more

New City Manager in Streator

STREATOR – David Plyman began his first day as Streator’s city manager, Monday. Plyman says his priority is to address challenges that Streator faces and goals the community establishes.      Plyman says he’s looking forward to meeting residents and becoming a part of the ...Read more

Lake County Sheriff’s dog receives valor award

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A police dog in Lake County just fetched himself a pretty big award. A dog named Dax joined two human members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department to be given the valor award by the 100 Club of Chicago. A department spokesman says it is believed to be the first ...Read more