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PERU – The Ottawa Dolphins placed second of three teams in a triangular meet Saturday at the Illinois Valley YMCA.Two t...
Saturday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLAnna-Jonesboro 49, Fairfield 44Argo 76, Kennedy 60Biggsville West Cen...
STERLING – LaSalle-Peru/Ottawa wrapped up the regular season at the NIIC Conference Meet, held at Sterling’s Duis...
DECATUR – Ottawa is sending four bowlers to Sectionals after Saturday’s IHSA Decatur Eisenhower Regional Tourname...
NEW LENOX – Ottawa is sending three wrestlers to Sectionals following Saturday’s IHSA Class 2A Lincoln-Way West R...
Friday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLAbingdon 58, South Fulton 55Addison Trail 53, Leyden 37Algonquin (Jacob...
Robert “Bob” Raudonis, 84, of Ottawa, Illinois and Spooner, Wisconsin passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Su...
Elizabeth A. "Beth" Gray, 55, of Ottawa, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medic...
FRESHMAN BOYS BASKETBALLOttawa 48, Rochelle 32OTTAWA – Luke Veronda had eight points while Keegan Landers and Jared Her...
Electricity prices are going up.Ottawa City Hall just negotiated a rate of six cents per kilowatt per hour for residential cu...
Illinois Treasurer, Michael Frerichs, is hosting a roundtable meeting Monday, February 8, from 1:30-2:30PM at the LaSalle Cou...
Margaret Bybee, 87, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away Friday, January 30, 2016 at Pleasant View Luther Home.A Memorial Service ...
John "Luke" McAndrew, 62, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at his home.A Memorial Mass wil...
John "Jack" Stortz, 81, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Cent...
One of this year’s Ottawa Township High School Hall of Fame inductees is Florida Doctor, Richard (Rick) Honer.Following...
Preparing for several projects it needs money for, Ottawa’s city council has chosen a bond firm to issue bonds of up to...
Tuesday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLAlgonquin (Jacobs) 52, Huntley 44Altamont 69, Ramsey 39Andrew 65, Linc...
GALESBURG – Carl Sandburg held on for a thrilling 103-97 win over Illinois Valley Tuesday night.Nathan Helle scored a t...
WRESTLINGOttawa 48, Putnam County 27GRANVILLE – Rafael Munoz, Ethan Harsted, Bradley Ruger, Micah Krueger, Jacob McCarr...
Maxine (Turner) Brockman1922-2016Maxine (Turner) Brockman, 93, of Ottawa, died peacefully on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the ...
BOYS BASKETBALLRock Island 78, Ottawa 62OTTAWA – Ottawa (12-7) fell behind 20-9 after the first quarter and the deficit...
Saturday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLAnna-Jonesboro 53, West Frankfort 46Antioch 63, Wauconda 50Auburn 69,...
Friday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLAlgonquin (Jacobs) 38, McHenry 34Argo 50, Oak Lawn Richards 48Ashton-Fr...
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development didn’t reject local flood fighting projects a flood resilience coa...
It will probably take at least three months for Sports Facilities Advisory to make another presentation on a recreation cente...
BOYS BASKETBALLSeneca 47, Manteno 37COAL CITY – Seneca rolled past Manteno to win the Interstate 8 Conference Tournamen...
Sally Marten Schmitz, 78, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away Thursday, January 28, 2016 in her home, with her children at her si...
Do you live in Ottawa and run a business from your home? The City Council may soon write some new rules that affect you. Mayo...
Freda M. Schomas1925-2016Freda M. Schomas, 90, of Ottawa, died on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the Ottawa Pavilion.Private ...
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, run by the Ottawa United Way chapter, will be a bit different this year.VITA sit...
GIRLS BASKETBALLMarquette 49, Somonauk 23SOMONAUK – Maddie Dougherty knocked down six 3-pointers to finish with 18 poin...
Water conditions in Flint Michigan are still disastrous for residents, so the Ottawa Elks Lodge is offering its help.Tony Epp...
BOYS BASKETBALLTri-County Conference Tournament at GranvilleQuarterfinals#1 Marquette vs. #9 Henry-Senachwine, 6 p.m.#4 Peori...
Monday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLAlden-Hebron 30, Rockford Berean Baptist 27Danville (First Baptist Chri...
GIRLS BASKETBALLSeneca 54, Plano 32COAL CITY – In the Interstate 8 Conference Tournament fifth-place semifinals, Paige ...
Gwendolyn Mae Zimmerman, 88, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Ottawa Pavilion.Memorial visitatio...
LaVerne R. Jameson, 90, of Earlville, Illinois, passed away Friday, January 22, 2016 at the Ottawa Pavilion.Funeral Services ...
The city of Ottawa’s flood resiliency plans aren’t dead in the water, but the money for them will have to flow fr...
Saturday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLAddison Trail 52, Chicago (Lane) 50Aledo (Mercer County) 62, Morrison...
Friday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLPlainfield South 59, Oswego East 46Aledo (Mercer County) 47, Galva 43Al...
BOYS BASKETBALLYORKVILLE – McKe Tucker scored a career-high 22 points Saturday as Ottawa held off Yorkville, 47-45.Keat...
Francis B. Bybee, 90, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center.Memoria...
A portion of the I&M Canal that runs between Ottawa and Marseilles is no longer safe for bicyclists to ride on.So, the Starve...
Ottawa city officials could soon be subject to a gift ban ordinance.It would limit the value of gifts they get from people th...
It wasn’t just a flare-up inside an east side Ottawa apartment building that made the Wednesday morning fire unusually ...
Ottawa City Hall is negotiating rates again for the residential electricity bulk buying program known as electric aggregation...
Thursday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLAshton-Franklin Center 67, Polo 61Chicago (Hope) 54, Tilden 53Chicago...
GIRLS BASKETBALLMarquette 49, Putnam County 34PEORIA – Hunter Wright knocked down five three-pointers and finished with...
Evan Eleff of Sports Facilities Advisory says a community recreation center would help Ottawa draw new industries that want t...
Thomas I. Kubinski1953-2016Thomas I. Kubinski, 62, of Ottawa, died on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at the OSF St. Francis Medi...
Signs will go up on a stretch of Marquette St. in Ottawa warning drivers not to parallel park.Commissioner James Less says th...
The local Red Cross helped families whose apartments burned on Ottawa’s east side Wednesday morning.Spokesman Steve Swe...
Tuesday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLAbingdon 54, Knoxville 41Aledo (Mercer County) 45, Stark County 38Alta...
Expect police to be directing traffic around a fire scene near Ottawa High School this morning. The fire has flared up again ...
GIRLS BASKETBALLRoanoke-Benson 60, Marquette 23PEORIA – In the Tri-County Conference Tournament semifinals, Cassidy Mur...
Trudy (Mavrinac) Goetz1933-2016Trudy (Mavrinac) Goetz, 82, of Ottawa, formerly of Homewood, died on Tuesday, January 19, 2016...
Ellen M. "Nellie" Dammann, 86, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medic...
Friday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLAledo (Mercer County) 62, Princeville 51Algonquin (Jacobs) 48, Dundee-C...
BOYS BASKETBALLMarquette 67, Rochelle 56OTTAWA – John Lechtenberg scored 15 points to lead four Crusaders in double fig...
Sandra J. Kern, 77, of Seneca, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Morris Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. We...
Dorothy Catherine (Kaiser) Bettasso1928-2015Dorothy Catherine (Kaiser) Bettasso, 87, of Ottawa, died on Friday, January 15, 2...
St. Rep. Andy Skoog will host I-Cash at Handy Foods IGA in Ottawa Friday, January 22, 2016 from 3pm to 6pm.People from the Il...
A consulting firm will visit Ottawa next week to talk to community leaders and the public about building a community recreati...
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALLIVCC 71, Black Hawk 63KEWANEE – Illinois Valley overcame an early 20-4 deficit to pull ...
BOYS BOWLINGOttawa places fourth as a team in Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference TournamentROCHELLE – Jake Hanlon led ...
A 28-year old man who’d been living in Wyoming will be sentenced next month in LaSalle County for trying to meet with a...
The Housing Authority of LaSalle County is offering eighteen 3-4 bedroom single family homes for sale.One of the homes is loc...
Mary Fennessey Morgan is one of six others to be inducted into the Ottawa Township High School Hall of Fame in 2016.Morgan be...
GIRLS BASKETBALLOttawa 46, Serena 42OTTAWA – Ottawa rallied from a seven-point fourth-quarter deficit to snap a seven-g...
Ottawa Friendship House is about to name a west side semi-independent living home for the developmentally disabled after Jane...
Garry V. Baldridge1954-2016Garry Baldridge, 61, of Ottawa, died peacefully at his home, on Monday afternoon, January 11, surr...
GIRLS BASKETBALLStreator 33, Ottawa 32OTTAWA – Meka Elmore scored 11 of her 14 points in the second half to lead the La...
Saturday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLAlgonquin (Jacobs) 52, Crystal Lake South 37Athens 74, Illini Bluffs ...
Friday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLAbingdon 56, West Prairie 47Agape Christian 67, Galatia 61Altamont 59, ...
Kenneth Johnson1959 – 2016Ken Johnson, 56, of Ottawa, died Thursday night, Jan. 7, at Rivershores Healthcare and Rehabi...
A local 4H robotics club has six members on two teams that compete with other teams to build robotic vehicles. Ottawa High Sc...
Marquette 51, Putnam County 44OTTAWA – Maddie Dougherty scored 16 points and Cassidy Murphy added 15 as Marquette moved...
BOYS SWIMMINGLaSalle-Peru/Ottawa 72, Newman Central Catholic 6PERU – T.J. LeSeure set a new Ottawa record in the 200-ya...
The Little City Building is just a memory.The gravel lot where it used to be is a reminder Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach wants to...
Marjory Lysland1922-2015Marjory M. Lysland, of Ottawa, Illinois, entered her eternal rest on Sunday, January 3, 2016, at OSF ...
Irene Blackley, 99, of Ottawa passed away Sunday, January 3, 2016 at Ottawa Pavilion.Funeral Service will be at noon on Satur...
The Ottawa Fire Department stays busy pretty much every day with ambulance calls.Chief Steve Haywood says there were 2,940 ca...
Tuesday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLAddison Trail 68, Bensenville (Fenton) 39Alton Marquette 80, Mount Oli...
GIRLS BASKETBALLMarquette 61, Seneca 44SENECA – Maddie Dougherty scored a career-high 24 points to lead Marquette (11-4...
Illinois residents may soon be required to obtain passports for all international and domestic flights.The state is one of ni...
Ann H. (Ross) Roby1924-2016Ann H. (Ross) Roby, 91, of Ottawa, died on Saturday January 2, 2016 at Pleasant View.Graveside ser...
Starting today, the Ottawa Food Pantry will now require proof of age for children.Ages will be verified through state issued ...
Betty J. Hawk, 86, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away peacefully Monday, December 28, 2015 at her home in Ottawa.Funeral Service...
BOYS BASKETBALLPlano Christmas Classic23rd: Somonauk vs. Hinckley-Big Rock, 8:30 a.m.13th: Princeton vs. Chicago Hope, 9 a.m....
Tuesday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLBismarck-Henning 59, Villa Grove 42Chicago Heights (Bloom Twp.) 56, Au...
Ottawa 54, Aurora Christian 34PLANO – Ottawa overwhelmed Aurora Christian in the second half in a rout at the Plano Chr...
Monday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLAlden-Hebron TournamentHarvard 53, New Jerusalem Baptist 43, OTBismarck...
BOYS BASKETBALLPlano Christmas ClassicPrinceton vs. Mendota, 9 a.m.Yorkville vs. Chicago Hope, 10:30 a.m.Sandwich vs. Lisle, ...
Ottawa’s annual Christmas tree disposal is starting.City Commissioner James Less says you can already drop off a live C...
Samantha Ann SibleyFive month old infant daughter of Britany Nold and Jessie Sibley of Marseilles, passed away unexpectedly o...
Russell Theodore Swensen1930 – 2015Russ Swensen, 85, of Ottawa, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, Dec. 27, at St. ...
BOYS BASKETBALLPlano Christmas ClassicPrinceton vs. Sandwich, 9 a.m.Mendota vs. Lisle, 10:30 a.m.Saint Bede vs. Yorkville, 12...
Saturday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLBelvidere 51, Grayslake Central 35Chicago (CAAT) 56, Crane 54Clemente...
Ottawa 59, Sandwich 40PLANO – Isaac Gassman tallied 13 points and seven rebounds for Ottawa (6-3). McKe Tucker added 10...
iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest sports scores and winners.NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE (NFL):Atlanta 20 Caroli...
Robert P. Goetsch1917 – 2015Robert Goetsch, 98, of Harding, died Friday night, December 25, at the Ottawa Pavilion. Mas...
Lots of things the state has been paying for are on hold while the governor and legislative leaders can’t agree on a bu...
John W. Collins, 73, of Ottawa, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.Funeral s...
Scott Lee Gould, 52, of Ottawa, passed away Monday, December 21, 2015 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center.Funeral services wi...
The upcoming New Year brings some new changes for Ottawa’s North Central Area Transit (NCAT).The city has announced the...
Wednesday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLChicago (Marine Military Academy) 51, Juarez 48, 2OTChicago (Solorio...
OTTAWA – Ottawa placed eighth at the Lady Pirate Christmas Classic after falling to Geneseo, 38-29.Emma Bedeker led Ott...
Streator 61, Indian Creek 60PLANO – Streator erased a 14-point halftime deficit to claim the victory. Walker Reinmann l...
GIRLS BASKETBALLLady Pirate Christmas Classic at OttawaSandwich vs. Morris, 10 a.m.Streator vs. Rockford East, 11:30 a.m.Otta...
Tuesday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLAnna-Jonesboro 49, Pinckneyville 41Arcola 50, Tuscola 40Charleston 69,...
GIRLS BASKETBALLMetamora 38, Ottawa 12OTTAWA – Ottawa set an unfortunate record at the Lady Pirate Christmas Classic. T...
Monday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLBrentwood, Tenn. 60, Evanston Township 49Calhoun 47, Jacksonville Routt...
GIRLS BASKETBALLMarquette 44, Flanagan-Cornell/Woodland 39OTTAWA – Hunter Wright scored 12 points and Maddie Dougherty ...
OTTAWA – The Streator Lady Bulldogs made 12 years of history disappear Monday night at the Lady Pirate Christmas Classi...
Certain streets in Ottawa, especially those that get more traffic, aren’t to be parked on when it’s snowy.City Co...
OTTAWA – Ralph Adrian. Syverson, age 87, of Ottawa, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Medical ...
Dorsie I. Goodbred, 98, of rural Tonica passed away on December 18, 2015 at 6:00 PM surrounded by her loving family in Illino...
BOYS BASKETBALLNormal West 41, Ottawa 38NORMAL – Isaac Gassman had 11 points to lead Ottawa (5-3) and Andrew Bacon fini...
Five people broke into a home on Terra Cotta Rd. west of Ottawa Saturday night.Sheriff’s deputies say the men showed we...
Saturday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLAbingdon 48, Stark County 44Addison Trail 52, Leyden 46Auburn 56, Nor...
Seneca Democrat Jim Olson, who left the County Board earlier this week, took the oath of office for LaSalle County Circuit Cl...
GIRLS BOWLINGOttawa 2,752, Morris 2,186MORRIS – Lexie Pond rolled a 222 game and a team-best 580 series. Katie Norsen b...
Two high school students from Ottawa are nominated to go to West Point Academy.Joel Bottarini and Seamus McGettigan were gues...
June A. Buckingham, 87, of Ottawa, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Pleasant View Luther Home.Funeral services will ...
Ottawa City Council members approved the $5.25 million property tax levy request they put on file earlier this month.It&r...
The new Tangled Roots Brewery wants to offer its customers valet parking.That wasn't covered by city ordinance until Tues...
SYCAMORE – The Ottawa Dolphins placed third of 16 teams in the Barb Wire Classic at the Kishwaukee YMCA last weekend.Ot...
BOYS SWIMMINGLaSalle-Peru/Ottawa 90, Sterling 90STERLING –Jordan Ovanic and T.J. LeSeure each won two events for LaSall...
The Ottawa yard waste bins are staying even longer.They normally would have been gone by the end of November, but Commissione...
Saturday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLAlgonquin (Jacobs) 42, Huntley 36Anna-Jonesboro 67, Cobden 37Annawan ...
BOYS BASKETBALLDeKalb 50, Ottawa 35DEKALB – Isaac Gassman scored 14 points to lead Ottawa (5-2, 1-1) but was limited to...
Friday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLAltamont 77, Farina South Central 52Alton 65, Granite City 59Alton Marq...
Patrick Aventurier/Getty Images(OTTAWA, Canada) -- Canada's prime minister personally welcomed Syrian refugees into his count...
Patrick Aventurier/Getty Images(OTTAWA, Canada) -- Canada's prime minister personally welcomed Syrian refugees into his count...
Flooding is the number one natural disaster in the United States, but thanks to FEMA, there’s a new program designed to...
The Third District Appellate Court agrees an Ottawa man broke the law by turning left where left turns are prohibited.But Nat...
WRESTLINGOttawa 38, Sycamore 37SYCAMORE – Rafael Munoz, Ethan Harsted, Jonnie Kleckner, Micah Krueger, Matt Snyder, Tyl...
BOYS SWIMMINGDeKalb/Sycamore 47, LaSalle-Peru/Ottawa 42LASALLE – LaSalle-Peru High School hosted its first swim meet in...
PLANO – Ottawa will be the third seed in the Plano Christmas Classic.The Pirates, who are 5-1 on the season, will open ...
Ruth McClellan1929-2015Ruth McClellan, 86, of Ottawa, died on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at her home. Private arrangements ha...
Joan Fribbs, 85, of Ottawa passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center.A private memorial serv...
People need to remember to be safe when putting up Christmas decorations.Ottawa Fire Department Deputy Chief Andy Borkowski s...
Tuesday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLAltamont 78, Newton 53Alton 73, O'Fallon 58Alton Marquette 43, Met...
SOPHOMORE BOYS BASKETBALLSandwich 45, Ottawa 41OTTAWA – Josh Jackson and Kyle Carson each scored 11 points for the Cors...
Nikki Baer of LaSalle will be first on the Democratic Party primary ballots for LaSalle County Circuit Clerk in March.Jim Ols...
BOYS BASKETBALLSandwich at Ottawa, 6:45 on WCMYWestmont at Streator, 7:00Seneca at Lisle, 7:00Serena at Woodland, 7:30GIRLS B...
Nature is still there during winter.So is the nature restoration work at Dayton Bluffs northeast of Ottawa. Volunteers are st...
OTTAWA – Rodney J. Barsztaitis, age 61, of Ottawa, passed away Sunday December 6, 2015 at his home.A prayer service wil...
Friday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLAlton 65, East St. Louis 62Alton Marquette 54, Nokomis 30Andrew 62, Lin...
GIRLS BASKETBALLSerena 47, Earlville-Leland 28SERENA – Mozelle Kempiak posted 12 points, seven rebounds and six steals ...
You may have seen one of the Salvation Army’s bell ringers while you were out shopping this month.Lt. Kevin Sechrest (S...
Kaye H. Bretag1929-2015Kaye H. Bretag, 86, of Ottawa, passed away Saturday evening, December 5, 2015 at the Ottawa Pavilion.M...
One of Nicor’s longest working employees is retiring after fifty-six years with the company.Seventy-seven year old Leo ...
Lorraine Elizabeth (Barron) Riordan Barber, 91, of Ottawa passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015 at OSF St. Elizabeth Hospita...
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mike Hoffman scored his second goal of the game 30 seconds into overtime to give the Ottawa Sena...
OTTAWA – Longtime WCMY sportscaster Jim French will be inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall o...
The third play from Willey World Community Productions and Starved Rock Country Children’s Learning Theater will be per...
Last week’s snow forced the Ottawa leaf vacuum to pause.City Commissioner James Less says it’s going again. Eve...
SENECA -- Ottawa competed with Aurora Central Catholic in a non-conference triangular at Seneca on Wednesday, posting a 38-18...
Richard C. Classon1935-2015Richard C. Classon, 80, of Ottawa, died on Tuesday morning, December 1, 2015 at his home.Funeral s...
BOYS BASKETBALLSaint Bede 53, Marquette 49PERU – Marquette committed 21 turnovers on the night, but led uninterrupted u...
Ottawa City Treasurer Don Harris predicts the city's tax levy will go up from just over $5 million this year to just ...
Colin McGroarty of Rockford filed his papers Monday to challenge Adam Kinzinger in the Republican primary for the 16th Congre...
Katherine "Kay" (Carroll) Stein, 94, of Ottawa passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015 at her home.Private graveside ...
GIRLS BASKETBALLMarquette 58, Hinckley-Big Rock 23HINCKLEY – Hunter Wright made four 3-pointers and finished with a gam...
Harold “Crawford” Bates1935-2015Harold "Crawford" Bates, 80, of Ottawa, died on Tuesday, November 24, 2...
Saturday's ScoresBOYS BASKETBALLDean Riley Tournament at OttawaStreator 69, Chicago Muchin 15Yorkville 54, Pontiac 52Oak ...
RIVER GROVE – Ottawa placed second overall at the Guerin Tournament on Saturday.Four wrestlers won their weight classes...
Metamora 52, Ottawa 46OTTAWA – Ottawa picked up its first loss of the season in the championship game of the Dean Riley...
Friday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLAndrew 71, Shepard 55Blue Island Eisenhower 79, Southland 63Chicago Chr...
Ottawa held its Festival of Lights Parade Friday night.The annual parade goes from just north of Veterans Memorial Bridge to ...
Black Friday shopping has definitely yielded to Thanksgiving Day bargain hunting in the Illinois Valley. Some people waited s...
Wednesday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLBowen 53, Chicago (Back of the Yards) 29Chicago Vocational 68, Chica...
MORRIS – The Ottawa sophomore and freshmen teams both claimed Morris Thanksgiving Tournament championships Tuesday with...
BOYS BOWLINGOttawa 3,275, Yorkville 3,233YORKVILLE – Seth Tyndall rolled a 244 high game and a 584 series for Ottawa (4...
Seven Democrats and seven Republicans had filed as of Tuesday afternoon to run for 15 LaSalle County Board seats up for elect...
Tuesday's ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLArgenta-Oreana 65, Tuscola 35Bluford Webber 71, Zeigler-Royalton 36Bow...
BOYS BASKETBALLSeneca Turkey TournamentIlliana Christian 80, Somonauk 33Reed-Custer 102, Mendota 83Hall 67, Marquette 53Dean ...
Ottawa City Hall will ask for a $600,000 grant to deal with brownfields.Those are former commercial and industrial sites ...
Ellis “Dale” Anderson1926 – 2015Ellis “Dale” Anderson, 89, of rural Marseilles, died Monday aft...
For the last several weeks, a radiation cleanup has been going on at a four-acre place on Canal Rd. in Ottawa.The U.S. Enviro...
STREATOR – The Ottawa Dolphins placed first of eight teams Sunday at the Brett Stone Invitational.The Dolphins broke tw...
GIRLS BASKETBALLMarquette 76, Henry-Senachwine/Lowpoint-Washburn 19OTTAWA – Maddie Dougherty poured in a game- and care...
Christopher "Bryd" Smith, 20, of Ottawa passed away Friday, November 20, 2015 at his home.Funeral Ceremony will be ...
Christine Benson will try again to become the State Senator representing the 38th District. She was among the first to have h...
Wayne R. Wilkins, 69, of Ottawa passed away Friday, November 20, 2015 at his home.In honoring Wayne's request there won&#...
Saturday's ScoresThe Associated PressGIRLS BASKETBALLHeyworth 42, Illini Central 24Liberty 71, Brussels 59Quincy Notre Da...
Anita Lynn Kopko, 51, of Ottawa, formerly of Hinckley, passed away November 22, 2015 at home surrounded by her family and fri...
Tammy J. Foss, 57, of Marseilles, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015 at her home.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, ...
Fifty-one year old Ottawa attorney Anita Kopko died over the weekend.She’d been very involved with Rotary and the Unite...
FOOTBALLStark County 10, Marquette 7DUNLAP – Stark County ended an incredible playoff run for the Crusaders in the IHSA...
Thursday's ScoresThe Associated PressGIRLS BASKETBALLBluford Webber 37, Wayne City 27Brownstown - St. Elmo 62, Shelbyvill...
Tuesday's ScoresThe Associated PressGIRLS BASKETBALLAlgonquin (Jacobs) 48, Woodstock 46Antioch 65, Richmond-Burton 44Asht...
BOYS BOWLINGSycamore 3,692, Ottawa 3,383OTTAWA – Isaac Jung rolled the high game and series for Ottawa (2-3), with a 28...
Ottawa 55, Chicago University Laboratory 13AURORA – At the Hoop Happenings Tournament, Alex McDonnell led Ottawa (2-0) ...
Robert C. Peddicord1941 – 2015Robert Peddicord, 74, of Ottawa, died on Thursday, November 19, at his home surrounded by...
The Ottawa Festival of Lights Parade will once again feature the Ottawa Sunrise Rotary Club’s annual toy float this yea...
Emma M. Kneebone, 93, of Naplate passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at the LaSalle County Nursing Home where she was lovi...
Ottawa has updated its utility tax ordinance.Mayor Bob Eschbach says the city continues collecting a 5% tax on telephone line...
Rochelle Burnley, 61, of Ottawa, Illinois formerly of Chicago passed away Monday, November 16, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Medica...
Ottawa 34, Timothy Christian 24AURORA – The Brent Moore era began with a win at the Hoop Happenings Tournament at Auror...
UNDATED – Four Ottawa football players were selected for the Northern Illinois Big XII Conference West Division All-Con...
UNDATED – Ottawa’s Tayah Guerrero was unanimous selection to the Northern Illinois Big XII Conference West Divisi...
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here’s the latest scores and winners: NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEHouston 10, Cincinnat...
Things are coming around full circle for A Servant’s Heart’s soup kitchen.It left the Salvation Army building on ...
Mary Theresa "TT" Melgoza, 78, of Ottawa passed away Friday, November 13, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving...
Jon Weber Jr., 27, of Marseilles, Illinois passed away Saturday, November 14, 2015 at his home.Memorial Service will be held ...
GIRLS SWIMMINGPitstick resets OHS records in sectional swimsEAST MOLINE – Ottawa’s season ended Saturday in the I...
Several Ottawa professionals received the 2015 40 Under Forty Award during an honorary reception held Thursday in Oglesby.The...
BOYS BOWLINGLaSalle-Peru 3431, Ottawa 3059PERU – Seth Tyndall rolled the high series for Ottawa (1-1) with a 584, inclu...
The Ottawa Police Dept. recertified close to thirty officers during training sessions held Tuesday and Thursday.The recertifi...
Dennis L. Applebee Sr., 64, of Marseilles passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.Funeral ...
Some OSF Healthcare employees are getting raises.Vice President of Compensation and Benefits Kristin Williams says OSF’...
Even though county zoning supposedly supersedes city zoning outside city limits, Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach says the city is r...
Many Ottawa residents and Veterans gathered today for a special ceremony in Washington Park to honor Veterans Day.Daryle Pete...
BOYS BOWLINGOttawa 3,391, Rochelle 2,819OTTAWA -- At Dettore's Lanes, senior Seth Tyndall led Ottawa (1-0) with a 617 ser...
The owner of a bicycle shop in Ottawa wants people to start seeing bicycles too and not just motorcycles.Jeanne Domoleczny fe...
The Ottawa Lions Club presented a check for $1,000 to the City of Ottawa during its Veterans Appreciation Night last week...
There are hundreds of ash trees on city of Ottawa property and in city rights of way.The emerald ash borer is destroying them...
A building the city of Ottawa went to court to get will be put up for auction a second time.The one and only bidder for that ...
Kane Farabaugh of Ottawa won an Emmy for his documentary The Greatest Honor.His prize is for Outstanding Achievement for a Hi...
The Ottawa community garden had 20 to 25 participants this year.Stephanie Stacy oversees it next to Garden’s Gate, her ...
UNDATED – The Ottawa Dolphins won a dual meet Saturday, defeating the Elgin Pelicans 2,499-2,094.Tucker Ditchfield, Fin...
Medical marijuana sales start in Illinois Monday.PharmaCannis on Ottawa’s north side is one of eight locations in the s...
The city of Ottawa has chosen a cleanup contractor for the former Peltier Glass factory.City Engineer Dave Noble says the wor...
Eleanor J. (Boyle) Glade1939-2015Eleanor J. (Boyle) Glade, 76, of Ottawa, died on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at her home.Mas...
OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College opened its season with an 85-24 victory over Wisconsin-Rock County.Ottawa g...
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here’s the latest scores and winners: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONCharlotte 130,...
People interested in helping Ottawa continue doing well in the America in Bloom contest may be interested in a guest who&rsqu...
Mary Louise Welch, 95, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Pleasant View Lutheran Home in Ottawa.Ma...
NORMAL – Ottawa and Streator saw their cross country seasons come to an end Saturday in the IHSA Class 2A Normal Univer...
BYRON – Ottawa placed third of seven teams at the Northern Illinois Independent Champions on Saturday.Mallory Pitstick ...
OTTAWA – Raymond B. Makeever, age 92, of Ottawa, entered into eternal rest Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Pleasant View....
Nancy (McFarland) Edwards1926 – 2015Nancy Edwards, 89, of Ottawa died Saturday morning, October 31, in her home.Funeral...
The Ottawa Police Dept. will be getting some new, much needed Tasers soon.Ottawa Chief of Police, Brent Roalson, says that th...
Agnes Mason, 89, of Ottawa, formerly of Norway, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Ottawa Pavilion surrounded by her f...
Hitchcock Design Group is getting to the part of its Ottawa riverfront work where it makes a list of specifications for whate...
Carl L. Carpenter Jr., 55, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away Monday, October 26, 2015 at his mother's home after short batt...
An Ottawa man is suing the LaSalle County Sherriff’s Dept., a Sherriff’s Deputy, and another driver involved in a...
With Halloween festivities approaching, the Ottawa Police Dept. has provided a few tips to make sure that everyone has a safe...
When Seneca native Amy McCullough and her husband, Jimmie, couldn’t spend as much time as they wanted with each other, ...
Normal West def. Ottawa 25-14, 25-18NORMAL – Ottawa was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the IHSA Class 4A Normal Com...
The Illinois Department of Transportation will hold one of its annual meetings on its multi-year transportation plan in Ottaw...
Lita Grey Perryman, 88, of Ottawa, formerly of Crown Point, Indiana, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Heritage Woods...
Carolyn Ione (Shinn) Payne1942-2015Carolyn Ione (Shinn) Payne, a warm and loving woman who greeted many of the Illinois Valle...
CRETE – Ottawa is headed to the IHSA Class 2A Normal University Sectional after a third-place showing in the Crete-Mone...
CRETE – Ottawa and Streator are moving onto Sectionals after advancing out of Saturday’s IHSA Class 2A Crete-Mone...
Four people from Ottawa and one from Marseilles were chosen to get $250 scholarships from the Community Players of Streat...
The Ottawa leaf vacuum machines will hit the streets in a little over a week.Monday, November 2 is the first day. The three m...
VOLLEYBALLRoanoke-Benson def. Marquette 25-12, 26-24ROANOKE – Eleanor McCallum fired eight kills and stuffed two blocks...
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