May 27, 2015
12:26 pm
 
SaM's rolling out the tunes all evening
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Ottawa Visitors Center Executive Director, Julie Johnson, says she couldn’t do the event without the morel and homebrew enthusiasts.
St. Rep. Tom Demmer of Dixon says the budget face-off at the state capitol this week is the same thing, different year.
St. Sen. Tim Bivins says Democrats shouldn’t try to blame Gov. Rauner for the unbalanced budget they’re presenting to him.
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.
The Red Cross is urging people to give blood this summer to prevent a seasonal shortage.
Spokesman Ben Corey says donors can help save lives during their campaign called “100 days of summer – 100 days of hope”.
St. Sen. Sue Rezin says Gov. Rauner will insist on passing legislation recommended by his working groups before agreeing to raise taxes.
Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach says he had no idea how valuable a hired lobbyist and government consultant could be until the city hired one. He wants to renew the $3,000 per month contract with Jeff Torricelli.
Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach says he had no idea how valuable a hired lobbyist and government consultant could be until the city hired one. He wants to renew the $3,000 per month contract with Jeff Torricelli.
Rain didn’t stop hundreds of people from showing up to watch the parade and attend the observance in the park.
St. Rep. Frank Mautino says bad roads can hold back the Illinois economy. He likes what he sees in the Illinois Department of Transportation’s latest five-year plan.
Whoever was in a vehicle that crashed at Illinois 71 and 4H Rd. in Ottawa early Saturday apparently fled.
LaSalle County Treasurer Jim Spelich’s office has mailed out the real estate tax bills.  The first installment is due Wednesday, July 1.
Christian Boswell is the first recipient of the WilleyWorld Community Productions drama scholarship.
Tracy’s Boat House is closed and the Red Dog Grill has taken its place.  The new restaurant had its grand opening at Heritage Harbor Thursday morning.
One of the sewer problems National Power Rodding Corporation found while running a camera through the Ottawa sewer system is on E. Jefferson St.
St. Sen. Tim Bivins, who used to be the Lee County sheriff, says reducing the penalties sends a message that marijuana use is okay, so the state should expect more people to use it.
Just one year after taking the job, the Ottawa High School development director is leaving it. Al Treest turned in his resignation.
Junk yards at four addresses on W. Marquette St. are allegedly causing problems Ottawa City Hall wants tackled.
The Ottawa High School FFA Alumni Association is continuing to support FFA at the school financially.
Mayor Jim Trager says the resolution is almost a carbon copy of the one Ottawa passed a couple of weeks ago regarding prevailing wages and right to work zones.
The Ride of Silence came to Ottawa for the second year in a row Wednesday night. It's to remember bicyclists who've been killed in traffic crashes and remind motorists and cyclists to remember safety rules.
Even though Steve Wiggins was the runner-up after last month’s school board election, the Ottawa Elementary School Board chose Kerry Bryson to fill the vacant two-year term.
 
 
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