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AREA BOYS' BASKETBALLNorthern Illinois Big 12Ottawa 55, LaSalle-Peru 37DeKalb 58, Yorkville 56Geneseo 76, Rochelle 49Morr...
Michael Simmons, 67, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015 at his home after a long battle with cancer.A celebration of life...
Ann Elizabeth Olander2015-2015Ann Elizabeth Olander was born and welcomed into Heaven on January 21, 2015 at OSF Saint Elizab...
The United Way of Eastern LaSalle County says its volunteers helped people file more than 650 tax returns last year.Refunds a...
GIRLS' BASKETBALLRoanoke-Benson 43, Marquette 29OTTAWA -- Roanoke-Benson took third-place at the Tri-County Conference To...
Thursday's ScoresThe Associated PressAREA BOYS BASKETBALLMidland 46, DePue 42AREA GIRLS BASKETBALLOttawa 45, Plainfield C...
Rose M. Bailey, 93, of Ottawa passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center.Funeral Ceremony wi...
Fire losses in Ottawa last year amounted to $352,595. That varies a lot from year to year. The 2013 total was just $2...
In the 1990s, the Ottawa City Council raised and lowered the number of liquor licenses one at a time every time there was a r...
It is with great sadness that the family of Barbara "Barb" Sullivan, 69, of Ottawa announces her passing on Wednesd...
A Servant’s Heart is moving its community kitchen. Vice President John Henning says the Evangelical United Methodist Ch...
WRESTLINGGRANVILLE – Seneca spoiled Senior Night for Putnam County/Hall on Wednesday, defeating the Panthers 41-30.Anth...
The Ottawa Fire Department has worn out the ambulance it uses for non-emergency medical transfers.For now, ambulances that ar...
This year’s Two Rivers Jazz and Wine Festival will feature a few beers.Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach says craft brews are i...
BOYS’ SWIMMINGPONTIAC – Ottawa swam well in a 105-69 loss to Pontiac on Tuesday.The Pirates actually won eight of...
Marquette 70, #5 Dwight 65OTTAWA – Michael Sypniewski scored 17 of his 26 points in the second half as Marquette held o...
Ottawa City Hall is hiring a contractor for an emergency water pump replacement in the city’s water system.Public Prope...
Esther Hauppa, 100, of Ottawa, died on Thursday morning, January 15, at the home of her daughter in Ottawa. Funeral Services ...
Raymond A. "Andy" Anderson, 76, of Triumph passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Illinois Valley Community Hosp...
Seventy-six year old Robert “Pudgy” Harris of Ottawa is asking a judge to throw out a lot of the evidence in the ...
MENDOTA – Mendota defeated Ottawa 2,910-2,696 Monday.Lexi Lawry rolled a personal-best game and series with a 189 and 5...
Peoria Christian 54, Marquette 37OTTAWA – Marquette’s Tri-County Tournament championship hopes ended Monday the w...
John H. Huber, 79, of rural Marseilles, died on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his family.Funeral servic...
Over $930 has been donated to OSF St. Elizabeth Hospital’s Care-A-Van program. The money was raised from a silent w...
WRESTLINGSENECA – Seneca celebrated Senior Night with a 60-7 rout of Reed-Custer, but could not keep the momentum going...
Roanoke-Benson 38, Marquette 37OTTAWA – Second half 3-pointers were the difference in Roanoke-Benson’s 38-37 win ...
Land Conservation and Restoration Specialist with The Conservation Foundation, Jennifer Hammer, says wintertime is the perfec...
Flora F. (Miller) Creedon1931-2015Flora F. (Miller) Creedon, 83, of Ottawa, died on Wednesday evening, January 14, 2015.Mass ...
Ottawa’s city council is considering some questions about so-called temporary car ports.Some of them are up for years. ...
Jane M. Gillum, 84, of Sterling, formerly of Streator, died Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Sterling Pavilion.Born December 26, 1...
No sports teams made the cut this year, but nine people are being inducted into Ottawa High School’s Hall of Fame next ...
Joyce Allene (Parrish) Ryg1935-2015Joyce Allene (Parrish) Ryg, 79, of Ottawa, died on Tuesday night, January 13, 2015 at OSF ...
In his last few days in office, Governor Quinn signed a bill making same day voter registration permament.LaSalle County Cler...
BOYS’ BOWLINGOTTAWA – Ottawa dropped another close affair Tuesday, falling to DeKalb 3,390-3,360.Nick Worley roll...
Ottawa 65, Sandwich 48SANDWICH – Ottawa made quick work of Sandwich on Tuesday, defeating the Indians 65-48 Tuesday.Ott...
OTTAWA – Marquette used a smothering defensive performance to defeat Saint Bede 41-22 Tuesday.The Lady Crusaders held S...
A fire heavily damaged a home in the 500 block of Arch St. in Ottawa last night.Fire Chief Steve Haywood says it appears to h...
Most people don’t seem to be thinking about the Ebola fever anymore. But Ottawa’s St. Elizabeth Hospital is. Infe...
There’s still talk, but no decision yet, on whether to go ahead with a feasibility study for a new pool and recreation ...
Monday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLAlWood 75, Riverdale 69Cary-Grove 82, Wilmot Union, Wis. 40Century 78, ...
GIRLS’ BASKETBALLOttawa 53, Streator 41STREATOR – Ottawa shook off a cold-shooting start to defeat Streator 53-41...
Robert "Bob" F. Rossiter, 93, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015 after a lengthy battle wit...
PREP BOYS’ BASKETBALLOttawa 49, Sycamore 38OTTAWA – Ottawa dialed up its best defensive performance of the season...
Ottawa’s metal pickup is working, says Streets Commissioner Dale Baxter.He says 139 people asked for the hauler to come...
LaSalle County is getting a $450,000 federal grant to help pay for a new $1.1 million levee around the county’s...
On Christmas Day, Bonnie Gama of Ottawa bought a $30 scratch-off lottery ticket and won $1 million. She was given a g...
Ottawa Streets Commissioner Dale Baxter is leaving office when his term ends.He believes whoever takes his spot after the Apr...
BELVIDERE --The Ottawa Dolphins finished fifth in the 12-team David Wolf Invitational at Belvidere on Sunday.The boys’ ...
Rebecca Belle (Miller) Olson, 85, of Ottawa, died Wednesday morning, January 7, 2015, at Pleasant View, under Hospice Care, i...
The LaSalle County Farm Bureau building is now in the Ottawa city limits.A month after placing an annexation agreement on fil...
Modesso Ventures LLC is the only bidder asking to buy a building at 618 and 620 Court St. in Ottawa.Mayor Bob Eschbach says t...
The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Department says there are patches of ice making things slick in a lot of places yet.Drive ...
GIRLS’ BASKETBALLOTTAWA – A big second half propelled Ottawa past LaSalle-Peru 50-35 Tuesday, the 11th straight w...
Elwyn “LeRoy” Thurwanger1928-2015Elwyn “LeRoy” Thurwanger, 86, of Ottawa, died on Saturday, January 3...
Janice (Pallai) Shanley, 62, of Ottawa died Monday evening, January 5, 2015 at her home after a three year battle with breast...
Know how your car operates.That advice is from Doug Conroy of Conroy BP in Ottawa.Lots more cars get towed to his service sho...
Edward M. Beard1936-2015Edward M. Beard, 78, of Ottawa, passed away on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at his home. Private funeral...
Jerry Sorenson, 69, of Ottawa passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital.Funeral Ceremony will...
FRESHMAN BOYS' BASKETBALLUNDATED – The Ottawa freshman squads dropped a pair of games to Rochelle on Monday.The Vik...
OTTAWA -- Hunter Wright hit three first-quarter 3-pointers to give Marquette a lead they would not relinquish in Monday night...
Life can change fast and scammers can take advantage of you just as quickly.When a southern Illinois girl survived a plane cr...
The coldest days and nights of this winter are forecast for this week.And the homeless shelter in Ottawa is already open 24 h...
Ronald "Ron" Griglione, 82, of Largo, Florida, previously of Ottawa, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Ba...
Cheryl Angela (Scotti) Gaddis1982-2015Cheryl Gaddis, 32, of Ottawa, died Thursday, January 1, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Ce...
Over 200 people jumped into the icy river at Heritage Harbor for the Penguin Plunge Saturday afternoon. The goal was to raise...
Harry Wayne Mason, 89, of Norway died Thursday, January 1, 2015 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center.Harry was born February 2...
January is Cervical Cancer Screening Month. The LaSalle County Health Department is urging women over the age of 21 to be scr...
Three new enterprise zones that would operate at least partially in LaSalle County are being applied for.They would operate i...
Donovan’s Nautilus in Ottawa is one of many places that will get a big influx of business because of new year’s r...
Isaac Gassman scored a game-high 21 points to lead Ottawa to a 68-to-53 victory over Burlington Central and a seventh place f...
Ottawa residents with live Christmas trees to get rid of have a week and a half to take them to the Riordan Pool parking lot....
December is sometimes known for stock sell-offs.People looking to claim capital losses on their tax returns sell losing stock...
GIRLS’ BASKETBALLAshton-Franklin Center 59, Marquette 42AMBOY – Ashton-Franklin Center remains undefeated after d...
Six LaSalle County Board members voted against the $24 million property tax levy that passed Monday. And one abstained. S...
LaSalle-Peru 84, Ottawa 67PLANO – Ottawa can do no better than seventh-place at the Plano Christmas Classic this year a...
Joan M. Armstrong Donahue, 64 of Ottawa and formerly of Grand Ridge passed away Friday evening (Dec. 26th) at Weiss Memorial ...
Sheila Buckley1938-2014Sheila Buckley, 76, of Oglesby, died on Friday night, December 26, 2014 at St. Margaret’s Hospit...
Helene M. Milus, 89, of Ottawa, Illinois died on Christmas Day Thursday, December 25, 2014 in Rockford, Illinois surrounded b...
Some people are driving a long way to see The Interview at the Roxy Cinema in downtown Ottawa. It’s one of just ten mov...
Harriet A. (Ward) Meyers1914-2014Harriet A. (Ward) Meyers, 100, of Ottawa, died on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at the LaSalle ...
Dr. Lloyd Ludwick1956-2014Lloyd Ludwick, 58, of Ottawa, died on Thursday night, December 25, 2014 at his home.Funeral service...
Tuesday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLBeardstown 56, Brown County 30Cary-Grove 41, South Elgin 39Chicago (Ca...
The Family Room in Ottawa got a $3,000 donation from Fairmount Minerals. The Family Room is a program that gives new and ...
The 9th-seeded Ottawa Pirates defeated Wilmington 58-37 in the first round of the Plano Christmas Classic. The Pirates put fo...
Monday was the last day to file nominating petitions to run for a seat on the Ottawa city council. In Ottawa, Wayne Eichelkra...
Monday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLArgenta-Oreana 65, Clinton 46Bartlett 61, Grant 47Buffalo Tri-City 61, ...
OTTAWA – Turnovers and a big second half from Yorkville’s Katie Nolan did in Ottawa’s quest to repeat as ch...
GIRLS’ BASKETBALLKewanee 51, Seneca 33PERU – Seneca fell to Kewanee 51-33 Monday at the St. Bede Lady Bruins Chri...
Two gold coins and two silver coins have been dropped in the Ottawa Salvation Army’s red kettles. The gold coins were b...
OTTAWA – Tayah Guerrero knocked down four 3-pointers Saturday to help deliver Mike Cooper an early Christmas present.Co...
Gail Cross, 59, of Ottawa passed away, on Thursday, December 18, at her home surrounded by her loving family.Memorial Service...
William Hogan, 76, of Ottawa passed away Friday, December 19, 2014.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday...
The citizens of Ottawa are picking up the tab for 63 percent of the money the Ottawa Elementary School District gets every ye...
Ottawa’s food pantry doesn’t just collect and hand out food.Director Roy Peters says there’s a volunteer fr...
Richard “Hairs” Dunn, 71, of Ottawa passed away Monday, December 15, 2014 at his home.Mass of Christian Burial wi...
Marquette 64, DePue 24OTTAWA – Anna Sypniewski scored 14 points in her varsity debut as Marquette routed DePue 64-24 Th...
BOYS’ BASKETBALLMARSEILLES – Alex Stevenson scored 17 points to lead the Marseilles eighth-grade squad past Milto...
Ottawa Public Property Commissioner Dan Aussem wants to avoid the pipe freezes that plagued the city last winter.Many of thos...
Dennis "Sam" Lewis, 81, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at his home.Funeral Ceremony w...
There’s currently no action planned on hiring one city-wide garbage hauler for Ottawa.Streets Commissioner Dale Baxter ...
Caroline R. (Bach) Farrell, 86, of Ottawa, passed away on Monday, December 15 at Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.Visi...
The city of Ottawa is changing law firms but keeping the same city attorney.Keith Leigh is dissolving his law corporation and...
Local attorney Shannon Stevens is asking Ottawa High School, the Ottawa City Council, and the Ottawa Y to chip in for a commu...
BOYS' BASKETBALLDwight 60, Seneca 37DWIGHT – Seneca was held to just 10 points in the first half of their 60-37 los...
Betty J. (Bixler) Feely, 79, of Ottawa, died on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.Fun...
Three of the four current Ottawa city commissioners are running for their seats again. Dan Aussem, James Less, and Wayne Eich...
Monday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLAlden-Hebron 57, Schaumburg Christian 44Antioch 71, Grayslake North 54C...
GIRLS' BASKETBALLOttawa 40, Minooka 35OTTAWA -- Jordan Hayne's career night lifted Ottawa past Minooka 40-35 in a pot...
Hans Kandell1932-2014Hans Kandell, 81, of Ottawa, died on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the Ottawa Pavilion.Funeral services...
Shannon Stevens, spokesperson for a steering committee formed to explore the potential need for a recreation center in Ottawa...
A lot of people who feel that police are too brutal have been protesting in various places around the country lately.Police a...
Ottawa’s last free appliance and metal pick up of the year will be Wednesday. Since Christmas Eve falls on a Wednesday ...
Thursday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLAlWood 71, Sherrard 54Aurora (West Aurora) 72, Glenbard East 38Boling...
GIRLS’ BASKETBALLOttawa 38, Hall 19OTTAWA – On a night when the ball seemed to refuse to fall through the hoop, O...
BOYS’ SWIMMINGDEKALB – Ottawa opened its season with a loss to DeKalb 116-49 Wednesday.Connor Broyles took the 50...
Margaret (McDermott) Farrell, 63, of Ottawa passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center.Mass of...
Ottawa radio spoke with Salvation Army Captain Quentin Boyle to get an update on how things are going with the annual red ket...
GIRLS’ BASKETBALLOttawa 44, DeKalb 30OTTAWA – Jordan Hayne scored a career-high 14 points and was big on the defe...
Ruth M. Goldman1925-2014Ruth M. (Coughlin) Goldman, 89, of Ottawa, passed away on Monday, December 8, 2014 at OSF St. Elizabe...
Diane I. (Silvestrini) Miller1919 – 2014Diane Miller, 95, of Ottawa, died Friday night, December 5, at OSF St. Elizabet...
The answer to replacing the out-of-use swimming pool at Ottawa High School and the pool at the Y where there will be flooding...
GIRLS’ BASKETBALLSeneca 48, Plano 45PLANO – Claudia Paulson’s monster game led Seneca to a 48-45 win over P...
Floyd G. Beach, Jr., 53, of Ottawa, died on Sunday morning, December 7, 2014 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.Vi...
Betty Jane Ocepek, 89, of Ottawa passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, December 6, 1914 at Ottawa Pavilion.A private fam...
Over the last year or so, the city of Ottawa has been annexing property that somehow got overlooked when everything around it...
Vernis Jean “Tippy” Murphy, 82, of Ottawa, passed away Thursday morning, December 4, 2014 at Ottawa Pavilion.Fune...
A few people who live in the neighborhood had questions this week about Ottawa City Hall’s plan to clean up the old Pel...
James Vincent "Mule" Nagle, 88, of Ottawa passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at LaSalle County Nursing Home.A ...
Leo “Gabby” Brown1922-2014Leo “Gabby” Brown, 92, of Ottawa, died on Wednesday afternoon, December 3, ...
Karen Felty, 47, of Ottawa passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family.Visitation wil...
GIRLS’ BASKETBALLSeneca 55, Wilmington 32SENECA – Lyda Robinson continued her dazzling freshman season with a car...
Tuesday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLAlgonquin (Jacobs) 36, Gurnee Warren 28Altamont 62, Cumberland 54Alton...
BOYS’ BOWLINGOTTAWA – Mendota clipped Ottawa 3,220-3,195 Wednesday. Nick Worley rolled a pair of 233 games and fi...
Robert “Pudgy” Harris pleaded not guilty to dealing cocaine in court Wednesday afternoon. The 76-year old is faci...
Ottawa City Hall and the LaSalle County Farm Bureau have worked out a deal involving property the Farm Bureau owns on opposit...
The sewer cleaning and inspecting project on the south side of Ottawa is almost finished and the work is moving north. Nation...
Tuesday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLAlgonquin (Jacobs) 36, Gurnee Warren 28Altamont 62, Cumberland 54Alton...
GIRLS’ BASKETBALLKANKAKEE – Jill Wignes continued her hot start to the season with 18 points to lead Ottawa to a ...
St. Bede 51, Marquette 47OTTAWA – Jarret Olson scored 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter to lead St. Bede to a 5...
Ottawa's tax levy request for 2015 will be $5 million. Treasurer Don Harris says that's up 3.11% from this year. ...
Sheila A. "Maudie" Schwarzbach, 71, of Ottawa passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014 at her home surrounded by her l...
Merwyn A. Laatz, 75, of Marseilles, died in Monday morning, December 1, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family.Fun...
Marquette 52, Hinckley-Big Rock 34OTTAWA – Marquette opened and closed in dominating fashion to defeat a depleted Hinck...
BOYS’ BOWLINGPERU – Ottawa fell to LaSalle-Peru 3,299-2,892 Monday.Freshman Isaac Jung was the high roller for Ot...
If you couldn’t make it to the Festival of Lights Parade in Ottawa last week and you wanted to put a toy or book on the...
Lawrence Stiegler, 88, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Pleasant View.Lawrence was born March ...
William Flaa, 89, of Ottawa died on Wednesday night, November 26, 2014 at the Ottawa Pavilion.A private family service will b...
Richard R. "Dick" Terry, 65, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medic...
Somonauk 51, Marquette 35SENECA – Feeling the effects of a high-scoring affair with Reed-Custer the previous night, Mar...
Ottawa held its Festival of Lights Parade Friday evening.Then, people gathered in Washington Park to turn on the holiday ligh...
Newly elected LaSalle County office holders will be sworn in Monday.Among them is Republican Treasurer James Spelich. County-...
Five people are leaving the LaSalle County Board. Four of them lost reelection bids. The fifth didn’t run for reelectio...
GIRLS’ BASKETBALLHENRY – Eleanor McCallum scored a career-high 17 points as Marquette pounded Henry-Senachwine/Lo...
Marengo 55, Ottawa 45OTTAWA – A cold shooting night doomed Ottawa on its opening night.The Pirates shot 24 percent as a...
A non-profit company, Starved Rock Homes Development Corporation, will help the city of Ottawa with a problem. City Engineer ...
One person died in a traffic crash northeast of Ottawa Monday afternoon.LaSalle County deputies say two vehicles were involve...
Do you know your HIV status? Monday is World AIDS Day and it’s a good time to find out. The LaSalle County Health Depar...
The Ottawa Sunrise Rotary Club’s toy float will roll through downtown Ottawa Friday night during the Festival of Lights...
Ottawa, IL- Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) today released the following statement on the announcement of Secretary of Defe...
Kathryn Adele (Nelson) Hermann1922 - 2014Kathryn Adele Hermann, 92, of Ottawa died Sunday night, November 23, at Pleasant Vie...
Dale G. KozakAge 81, of Streator, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Morris Hospital.Born January 25, 1933 in Streato...
Ottawa elementary schools got a grant for $169,000. Superintendent Cleve Threadgill says it’s called a Title 1 gran...
Yorkville 46, Ottawa 45AURORA -- A late 3-pointer put Yorkville past Ottawa 46-45 in the Hoop Happenings Tournament champions...
William L. Feldberg, Jr.1947 – 2014William L. Feldberg, Jr., 67, of Ottawa died Saturday morning, November 22, at OSF S...
Departing LaSalle County Board member Arratta Znaniecki believes the county's finances are stretched as far as they can g...
The Reddick Mansion Association will host its annual Holiday Open House from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Friday after the Festival of Li...
Instead of a one-year renewal, a lobbyist and consultant working for the city of Ottawa is getting just five months.That&rsqu...
SYCAMORE – Ottawa fell to Sycamore 3,383-3,084 Thursday.Nick Worley had the high series for the Pirates with a 605, whi...
Ottawa 51, IMSA 13AURORA – Ottawa made short work of Illinois Math and Science Academy, routing the Lady Titans 51-13 T...
Earl "Sarge" Kauzlarich, 84, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014 at OSF St. Elizabeth Hospita...
Mark Sheldon Matson, 63, of Ottawa passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family.A visit...
OTTAWA – Marquette head baseball coach Todd Hopkins will be inducted to the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Assoc...
Wheaton Academy 47, Serena 27SOMONAUK – Serena remains winless after falling to Wheaton Academy 47-27 Wednesday at the ...
Betty Jean Jett, 83, of Ottawa passed away Tuesday morning, November 18, 2014 at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore.Funeral service...
Ronald Weaver, 66, of Ottawa died Tuesday morning, November 18,at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa. Funeral Service...
The Ottawa Lady Pirates opened their season with a come-from-behind 50-to-30 win over Indian Creek at the IMSA Tournament in ...
Margaret P. Voga, age 95, of Ottawa, passed away Sunday morning, November 16, 2014 at Ottawa Pavilion.Mass of Christian Buria...
The Chicago Bulls are on WCMY-AM 1430 tonight as the 7-game “Circus Roadtrip” starts in Los Angeles. Tip between ...
BELVIDERE -- The Ottawa Dolphins finished third behind Illinois Valley and Belvidere in a triangular meet Saturday.Lucas Fara...
If you listen to the news on the radio or watch it on TV you’d think the economy was doing well and more jobs were bein...
OTTAWA -- Ottawa senior Kenzie Rombach says she feels relieved now that she has officially signed to join the volleyball prog...
OTTAWA – It was a record-setting night for Ottawa Thursday, but not enough to get past LaSalle-Peru.Nick Worley rolled ...
Summer weather was still here and Ottawa already had its first space heater fire before the 2014-2015 heating season.Fire Chi...
Walt Willey says he’s glad to be part of helping young people develop in a playhouse environment, even if they’re...
Carus Corporation’s annual National Chemistry Week tour hit sixteen area schools this year. More than forty Carus volun...
The Salvation Army in Ottawa is starting their annual Red Kettle Campaign today. Captain Quentin Boyle says they need volunte...
The Salvation Army in Ottawa is starting their annual Red Kettle Campaign today. Captain Quentin Boyle says they need volunte...
Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger held his 3rd Annual Youth Leadership Summit for high school students last week at Illin...
Sally Ott of Ottawa believes she has a business advantage that more women ought to have. Her businesses, Ottsie and Ott Elect...
OTTAWA -- For two Ottawa seniors, playing college athletics is now a matter of "when," not "if."Kenzie Ro...
BOYS’ BOWLINGROCHELLE – Ottawa won just one of three games Tuesday and fell to Rochelle 3,301-3,148 in the season...
Walt Willey says he has a good mix of kids ages six to 16 rehearsing for the upcoming Starved Rock Country Children’s L...
Today is Veterans Day. It was a cold and rainy morning, so the Veterans Day ceremony was moved inside the VFW in Ottawa. Pres...
Shepherd splits with PontiacUNDATED – The Shepherd eighth-grade girls’ basketball team routed Pontiac 58-9 Monday...
CROSS COUNTRYPEORIA – Ross McCormick of Seneca ran to a 15th-place finish Saturday at the IHSA Class 1A State Final Mee...
Hughie R. Dixon1925 -2014Hughie Dixon, 89, of Ottawa died Sunday morning, November 9, at the Illinois Veteran’s Home in...
An Ottawa man who’s been to prison on tax evasion and drug dealing charges is charged again with drug dealing.Seventy-s...
Ottawa City Engineer Dave Noble says the city has its eyes on a grant that would pay 100% of the cost to acquire and demolish...
Lena McCormick, 85, of Ottawa passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Pleasant View.Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a...
Jean Fiesel, 81, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.Priv...
The 2015 Penguin Plunge is set for January 3, 2015, at Heritage Harbor Marina and benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation - Illin...
Norman Foster, 83, of Ottawa passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at his home.A Memorial Service will be Friday, November 7,...
Sometime in the next few years, the city of Ottawa will run a major sewer line underground through Ottawa High School propert...
It’s a little more work today for some south side Ottawa voters to find their polling place.They’re looking for i...
Kevin Calhan, 60, of Ottawa passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. They will always che...
James Stalker, 82, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014 at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria.Funeral Ser...
There were five polling place changes in LaSalle County during the March primary and those changes are still in effect for Tu...
Lady Pirates third at Byron InviteBYRON – Ottawa swam to a third-place finish at the Byron Independent Championships on...
Class 2A East Peoria SectionalPEORIA – Despite a pair of top-50 finishes, Ottawa saw its cross country season end Satur...
Indian burial mounds were found in the Dayton Bluffs Nature Preserve. Brook McDonald, President and CEO of The Conservation ...
Julie Ann (Duffin) Wajrowski, 54, of rural LaSalle passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous...
Ottawa’s city council members are talking about swapping responsibilities. Public Property Commissioner Dan Aussem says...
Ryan L. Keime, 31, of Ottawa passed away Monday, October 27, 2014 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.Funeral Service...
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Marian Hossa had a goal and an assist in the Chicago Blackhawks' 5-4 shootout win over the O...
A judge has given the deed to a downtown Ottawa building to the city.The building at 618 and 620 Court St. has a wall bowing ...
Anthony L. “Tony” Melgoza, Sr., age 75, of Ottawa, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at OSF St. Elizabeth M...
A bomb threat at the Klucynski Federal Building in Chicago prompted an evacuation this morning. Brent Barron of Ottawa is the...
Ottawa City Commissioner Dale Baxter says three companies are interested in bidding on city-wide trash hauling, if the city d...
The Democratic candidate for the 16th Congressional District in Illinois, Randall Olsen of Ottawa, talks about the end of the...
UNDATED – The Ottawa Dolphins opened their season in strong fashion over the weekend, winning a triangular Saturday and...
Moline def. Ottawa 20-25, 25-22, 25-17MOLINE – Ottawa was eliminated from the IHSA postseason Monday, falling to Moline...
The City of Ottawa has contracted with National Power Rodding Corp. to clean and inspect combined sewers in various areas thr...
LA SALLE – Sophia Grace Muncy, infant daughter of Felicia N. Muncy, was still born Saturday, October 25, 2014, at Illin...
CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews and Brent Seabrook scored, Scott Darling made 32 saves in his NHL debut, and the Chicago ...
Class 2A Morris RegionalMORRIS – Both Ottawa cross country teams advanced to the East Peoria Sectional with strong perf...
VOLLEYBALLASHTON – Somonauk tuned up for the regional playoffs by winning the Ashton-Franklin Center Tournament Saturda...
Ottawa’s annual leaf vacuum program starts in a week.Not everyone wants to wait that long to get rid of leaves though.D...
VOLLEYBALLOttawa def. Geneseo 25-17, 25-20OTTAWA – It was a big night for Ottawa’s seniors Thursday, and all four...
The water main flushing schedule provided by the Ottawa Water Dept. on Oct. 23 is below. To avoid rusty looking water and low...
ROLLING MEADOWS – Ottawa’s Bailey Bradish and Mariah Cavanaugh won their opening round match at the IHSA Girls&rs...
A building in downtown Ottawa that has some problems will soon be city property.Mayor Bob Eschbach says Ottawa Masonry will r...
Ottawa’s annual leaf vacuum program starts Monday, November 3.Streets Commissioner Dale Baxter says the city will send ...
The Community Food Basket in Ottawa has been contacted by concerned citizens who’ve been targeted in a scam on the nort...
Sterling def. Ottawa 20-25, 25-18, 25-22OTTAWA – Ottawa took a game off Sterling for the first time this season, but fe...
Ottawa Elementary School’s Superintendent, Cleve Threadgill, says he doesn’t think Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn or h...
Willard Savage, 88, of Ottawa, Illinois, passed away Monday, October 20, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family.Mas...
Mary T. Clair, 91, of Ottawa, Illinois, passed away Monday, October 20, 2014 at Pleasant View.Mass of Christian Burial will b...
BOYS’ SOCCEROTTAWA – Ottawa is into the IHSA Class 2A LaSalle-Peru Regional semifinals after blanking Kankakee 1-...
Seneca girls, McCormick win I-8 titlesLISLE – Seneca girls’ cross country just keeps on winning.The Lady Irish cl...
Marquette def. Putnam County 14-25, 27-25, 25-21PEORIA – For the first time in six years, Marquette is the Tri-County C...
The Ottawa Fire Department has added one to the number of ambulances to its fleet.After a trade-in and a new purchase, everyt...
LaSALLE – Two weeks ago, Ottawa setter Jill Wignes appeared on Coaches Corner on WCMY and said she really wanted to bea...
OTTAWA – James W. Anderson, age 83, of Ottawa, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Cente...
Carl Harvey, 83, of Ottawa, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014. He has now joined his wife Georgialee in heaven....
Water main flushing in Ottawa will be done in the following areas on the specified dates, according to the Ottawa Water Dept....
Talking with Jay LeSeure on Wednesday's "Morning Meeting" on WCMY-AM 1430, Democratic candidate for Congress Ra...
Bernice B. (Quaka) Hilton1921- 2014Bernice Hilton, 93, of Ottawa, died on Monday morning, October 13, at the Ottawa Pavilion....
LOCKPORT -- Connor Soenksen beat the rain and much of the field to earn a berth in the IHSA Class 2A State Final Meet.The Pir...
Gerald Majka1950-2014Gerald Majka, 64, of Ottawa, died on Sunday, October 12, 2014, at his home. Private services and burial ...
The power outage that lasted more than six hours for some people in Ottawa Monday morning happened when a utility pole caught...
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