06/03/15 12:45 PM
Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach doesn’t think the state will really cut the share of income tax money that cities get. So he’s not preparing a special tax levy like some cities are.
06/03/15 12:06 PM
A bill sponsored by State Rep. Frank Mautino and approved by the General Assembly allows Streator to use some vacant, state-owned land to build a community center and office space.
06/03/15 09:25 AM
Ottawa High School Principal Mike Cushing will be the school’s next superintendent. It was with a five-to-two vote late Tuesday night that the school board chose him to replace Matt Winchester.
06/03/15 09:20 AM
It’s not always practical for a city like Ottawa to aggressively pursue people who blow off water bills and parking tickets. So City Clerk Shelly Munks is turning in paperwork to let the Illinois Comptroller’s Office help.
06/02/15 04:06 PM
Illinois State Police arrested one person for driving under the influence during their latest roadside safety check.
06/02/15 04:27 AM
The fiscal year ends on June 30. The real trouble will begin if a budget isn’t done by about two weeks into July.
06/01/15 02:39 PM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing the City of Ottawa more than one million dollars to remove asbestos and demolish the Little City Building.
06/01/15 02:01 PM
First National Bank of Ottawa is 150 years old. The bank’s officers and community leaders held a celebration at the branch at LaSalle and Madison streets Monday.
06/01/15 12:06 PM
A bill co-sponsored by Morris Republican State Sen. Sue Rezin that would have stopped lawmakers from getting a pay raise was blocked by the Democratic leadership.