September 21, 2014
12:30 am
Two men working southwest of Ottawa filled a pickup truck with numerous items including a toilet, a bathroom vanity, and a pickup truck bed liner.
One of the eleven boilers on the roof of Shepherd Middle School was replaced this year and Superintendent Cleve Threadgill says it’s time to start looking at replacing the other ten.
The Illinois Department of Transportation is taking public comment on the five-year plan it’s putting together for fiscal years 2016 through 2021.
After more than 40 years, the Red Cross in Peru is looking for another organization to take over Mobile Meals delivery.
The Illinois Department of Transportation says building a new bridge just east of the old one is the best way for Illinois 178 to keep crossing the Illinois River at Utica.
United Way of Eastern LaSalle County needs at least three more house captains, licensed roofers, and plumbers.
The Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce will put on the annual State of the City Address on Thursday, October 9.
This year’s Zombie Run 5K run-walk will be done next Friday evening, September 26. The Ottawa Visitors Center needs runners and walkers. And zombies to menace them.
The Ottawa City Council this week approved a resolution of support for medical marijuana farms and distribution centers.
Cong. Adam Kinzinger voted for the bill to arm some Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS. Ottawa Democrat Randall Olsen says Pres. Obama is moving in the right direction with air strikes.
At last night’s city council meeting, Mayor Patti Smith said there’ll be about 60 garage sales that day and maps are available at City Hall. The Fall Market and Fun event is at Knudson Park from 8am to 3pm.
Here’s a water system problem nobody in Ottawa city government expected to find. On the south side, there are several places where water mains run through sewer manholes.
Whatever garbage has been left along the Illinois River, it could be picked up this Saturday, September 20 during the Illinois River Sweep.
The Ottawa City Council didn’t raise the ambulance rates, but last night it did authorize itemize bills. So in addition to the basic, intermediate, or advanced care rate, patients will be charged extra for certain medical supplies used.
Superintendent Cleve Threadgill says if the district doesn’t start getting more money from the state, more difficult decisions will have to be made.
LaSalle County’s Emergency Management Agency has received an honorable mention after the Federal Emergency Management Agency reviewed numerous communities’ disaster preparedness efforts.
Illinois Valley Community College turned 90 years old yesterday.  The birthday celebration was held in the Peter Miller Community Technology Center.
The number of enterovirus cases continues to rise in Illinois, but so far, the virus hasn’t been found in any students in LaSalle County Elementary Schools.
Public Property Commissioner Dan Aussem says all City sponsored events should be controlled by the City of Ottawa.
Some jail cells flooded at the LaSalle County jail Saturday afternoon. Somehow, a fire sprinkler broke.
Ebener will get $3,500 for tuition, fees, books and expenses to use next fall while he studies chemical engineering at the University of Illinois.
There’s heavy fire damage inside a home in the 800 block of W. Main St. in Ottawa after someone cooking left a pot on the stove unattended Tuesday afternoon. When fire fighters arrived, smoke and flames were coming out the second floor windows.
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