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The riverside parking lot at Starved Rock State Park reopened Friday morning after being closed because of flooding since the middle of June.
Property fraud involves someone fraudulently filing documents to acquire title to a home and then mortgaging it.
Fifty-seven year old Connie Steinbach of Oglesby has a trial set for September 21.  A month later, her daughter, 28-year old Ashia Steinbach of LaSalle is to have her trial.
22-year old Darnell Williams of LaSalle got into an argument with his stepfather, 47-year old Mark J. Jonas of LaSalle on Valentine's Day of this year.  Williams hit Jonas with a plastic shovel, a rock, and a plastic gas can. During the fight, Jonas died of a massive heart attack.
The Illinois Valley Flood Resiliency Alliance has been asked to team up with the State of Illinois to go after part of a $1 billion federal flood grant.
The Cheese Shop owner Marty Ruhland says he cooked at least 1,200 pieces of meat for Ottawa's Welcomeburger Wednesday night.
Ottawa City Commissioner Wayne Eichelkraut says the flood is to blame for the cancelation.
Better late than never, the feeling Dixon Republican Illinois House member Tom Demmer has about blocking an automatic pay raise for legislators.
How would you feel about a Congressional candidate who doesn't pay income taxes? Colin McGroarty of Rockford hopes the fact that he hasn't paid any for three years endears him to voters in the Illinois 16th Congressional district.
The E. 12th Road and Illinois 23 interchange bridges will be painted as part of an over $540,000 project.
Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a bill to make people who make fake 911 calls responsible for the cost of the emergency response.
Like many state-funded agencies in Illinois, Easter Seals is not being reimbursed for many of the services it provides because a State budget hasn’t been approved.
LaSalle County Sheriff’s Department investigators arrested a 16-year old boy from Ottawa in connection with two stabbings in Millington early Sunday.
A bankruptcy case involving Glenwood Resort's owner could be resolved soon. A big part of the $1.7 million or more owed to creditors is owed in property taxes.
Director of Environmental Health, Ted Pumo, says this is the time of year when West Nile virus activity increases.
The Little City Building is fenced off. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency On-Scene Coordinator Brad Benning says preparation for the demolition is underway now.
A Godley man died in a motorcycle accident Sunday night on Rt. 53 just south of Gardner.
Two people were stabbed at a party in Millington early Sunday morning.
Ottawa’s Riverfest activities start Monday and they’ll require street closures, parking lot closures and no parking areas.  Plus, work being done about eight miles north of Ottawa will cause some road closures too.
Ottawa High School opened its flood gates last Monday (July 20). Supt. Mike Cushing says for five weeks, they were closed, then open, then closed again.
With the Clyde Pride celebrations just held in Streator, St. Rep. Frank Mautino is reminding people of a House State Government Administration Committee resolution that passed in April.
There are about two weeks left to nominate people to the 2016 Ottawa High School Hall of Fame.
The contractor working on the Interstate 80 project in eastern LaSalle County will close the westbound ramps on the Illinois 71 interchange Thursday night, May 28.
 
 
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