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Ottawa has a lot more park space to maintain that it did just a decade ago.Public Property Commissioner Dan Aussem says it&rs...
Mona "Pat" Markut, 91, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving...
A LaSalle County judge rescheduled a drug case evidence hearing Thursday because several witnesses were busy testifying in an...
Wednesday's Postseason ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALL1A Armstrong RegionalSemifinalCissna Park 40, Fisher 32Mi...
OTTAWA – Jill Wignes was named Northern Illinois Big 12 West most valuable player Wednesday, and two other Ottawa senio...
Tuesday's ScoresThe Associated PressAREA BOYS BASKETBALLInterstate EightPlano 54, Manteno 53Non-ConferenceOttawa 73, Stre...
Tuesday's Postseason ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALL1A Armstrong RegionalFirst RoundArmstrong 52, Cissna Park 5...
Ottawa 73, Streator 64STREATOR – Isaac Gassman led four Pirates in double figures with 27 points Tuesday as Ottawa snap...
Ottawa’s first-ever film fest, the River City Film Festival, is Sunday, March 22 at the Roxy Theater. Director, writer ...
Esther M. Boe 1916-2015Esther M. (Johnson) Boe, 98, of rural Ottawa, passed away Monday evening, February 23, 2015 at OSF St....
Government officials from four counties met at Ottawa City Hall last night to put together a list of things they need to make...
Monday's Postseason ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALL1A Armstrong RegionalFirst RoundChampaign Judah Christian 71...
GENESEO – Ottawa will play for fifth place in the Northern Illinois Big 12 Tournament after holding off Geneseo 53-46 M...
Saturday's ScoresThe Associated PressAREA BOYS BASKETBALLNorthern Illinois Big 12DeKalb 65, Ottawa 57LaSalle-Peru 67, Roc...
Friday's ScoresThe Associated PressAREA BOYS BASKETBALLNorthern Illinois Big 12Geneseo 55, Ottawa 35LaSalle-Peru 69, Ster...
BOYS BASKETBALLOTTAWA – DeKalb spoiled Ottawa’s Senior Night by winning a duel of conference champions 65-57 Satu...
Gina K. Hicks1963-2015Gina K. Hicks, 51, of Ottawa, died Saturday, February 21, 2015 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in O...
Roger Phillip Nevins, 71, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at his home.Private memorial services ...
The Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Public Policy Team has invited all commissioner candidates and Mayor B...
Representing Ottawa Township High School FFA on "The Morning Meeting" are Abby Pitstick -Sophomore, Cally Diss -Sop...
Ottawa and numerous other communities with flooding problems are working together to become eligible for federal grants to de...
Thursday's Postseason ScoresIHSAGIRLS BASKETBALL1A Effingham (St. Anthony) SectionalChampionshipMoweaqua Central A & M 62...
Ottawa’s 5th annual Midwest Morel Fest is May 2nd and 3rd. The event features mushroom hunting, craft and food markets,...
Mayor Robert Eschbach of Ottawa talks about the previous night's City Council meeting and takes several calls from listen...
Michael J. Mente1949-2015Michael J. Mente, 65, of Ottawa, died on Thursday morning, February 19, 2015 at OSF Medical Center i...
Gladys "Phyllis" Skolek, 80, of Ottawa passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Northside Hospital in St. Petersbu...
This winter hasn’t been as cold as last winter.Ottawa Public Property Commissioner Dan Aussem says it’s been easi...
Joanne K. Baker, of Ottawa passed awayMonday January 16th.Mass of Christian Burial will be held10:00AM Saturday Feb 21stat St...
Tuesday's ScoresThe Associated PressAREA BOYS BASKETBALLNorthern Illinois Big 12Ottawa 68, Morris 59Geneseo 59, Kaneland ...
Tuesday's Postseason ScoresThe Associated PressGIRLS BASKETBALL1A Effingham (St. Anthony) SectionalSemifinalArcola 47, Pa...
United Township 49, Ottawa 31OTTAWA – Defense and timely 3-point shooting from United Township ended Ottawa’s sea...
Ottawa 68, Morris 59MORRIS – Issac Gassman’s monster evening was the difference as Ottawa claimed the outright No...
SOPHOMORE BOYS BASKETBALLMORRIS – Andrew Bacon scored a game-high 19 points to lead Ottawa past Morris 43-41.Eric Fox a...
The city of Ottawa now owns Thornton Park.For $400,000, the city also bought the grassy fields west of Boyce Memorial Dr....
Marilyn Caselli, 84, of Sarasota, Florida, formerly of Marseilles, died on Sunday, February 15, at the LaSalle County Nursing...
The Marseilles Area Society of Homebrewers (MASH) is represented by Robb Hasty is joined by Julie Johnson from the Ottawa Vis...
Terri Lynn DeBernardi, age 49, of Streator, formerly of Ottawa, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Medi...
Jay LeSeure talks with syndicated Catholic talk show host, author, and motivational speaker Teresa Tomeo about the presentati...
It’s less than two weeks until the Easter Seals Black and White Ball fundraiser at Senica’s Oak Ridge in LaSalle....
Monday's Postseason ScoresThe Associated PressGIRLS BASKETBALL1A Pecatonica SectionalSemifinalProphetstown 42, Freeport (...
ROCHELLE – The Ottawa freshman boys’ basketball teams split with Rochelle on Monday.The A-squad fell to the Hubs ...
Dolores “Dee” (Schomas) Bell1933-2015Dolores “Dee” (Schomas) Bell, 81, formerly of Ottawa, died on Fe...
Loretta (Hetelle) Magelli, 88, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away Saturday, February 14, 2015 at her home surrounded by her lovi...
Phyllis A. (Chalus) RafalskiAugust 1, 1930 – February 13, 2015Phyllis Rafalski, 84, of Ottawa, IL (and formerly of Sara...
BOYS BASKETBALLOTTAWA – Jager Reed scored 12 of his career-high 16 points in the second half as Marquette dumped Somona...
OTTAWA – Melva Hartshorn, age 91, of Ottawa, passed away Saturday, February 14, 2015 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Cente...
Burnell W. Bergeson1941-2015Burnell Bergeson, 74, of Ransom, died surrounded by his family on Friday, February 13, 2015 at th...
GIRLS BASKETBALLLASALLE – Ottawa slogged through tired legs to defeat LaSalle-Peru 45-38 Thursday, the 12th consecutive...
Ottawa’s farmers market will participate in a two-year study to find out what it needs to attract more vendors and more...
OTTAWA – Upset-minded Hall ended Marquette’s season Wednesday, toppling the Lady Crusaders 54-37 in the IHSA Clas...
Wednesday's Postseason ScoresThe Associated PressGIRLS BASKETBALL1A Arlington Heights (Christian Liberty Academy) Regiona...
Arthur P. Wilhelmi, 72, of Port Isabel, Texas and formerly of Ottawa, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at ...
Tuesday's ScoresThe Associated PressAREA BOYS BASKETBALLNorthern Illinois Big 12Kaneland 53, Ottawa 51Sterling 55, Sycamo...
Kaneland 53, Ottawa 51MAPLE PARK – Connor Fedderly made two free throws with 0.1 seconds remaining, putting Kaneland pa...
Ottawa 75, Kaneland 69MAPLE PARK – Ottawa secured the Northern Illinois Big 12 West championship by outlasting Kaneland...
Robert J. Corcoran1924-2015Robert J. Corcoran, 90, of Savoy, formerly of Earlville and Ottawa, died on Sunday night, February...
Muriel E. (Reynolds) White, 88, of Morton Grove, formerly of Ottawa, died on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Silverado Senior Liv...
The filing deadline for the Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Deferral Program is Friday, February 27. LaSalle County Treasurer,...
Among the Radio Shack stores that will close by the end of March are those in Peru and Ottawa.The company has filed for bankr...
Monday's Postseason ScoresThe Associated Press1A Arlington Heights (Christian Liberty Academy) RegionalFirst RoundDeerfie...
Susan Travi, 104, of Ottawa journeyed home on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center, surrounded by h...
Hilda E. Lanuti, 94 of Ottawa, loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend passed away Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Pleasant...
WRESTLINGThree winners for OttawaLASALLE – Ottawa placed second as a team in the IHSA Class 2A LaSalle-Peru Regional wr...
Ottawa at Byron Independent ChampionshipsBYRON – Ottawa swam to three podium finishes at the Byron Independent Champion...
Dorothy Stevenson1921-2015Dorothy J. (Beffel) Stevenson, 93, of Ottawa, died on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at OSF St. Elizabe...
Marquette 66, Midland 23VARNA – Marquette hit 10 3-pointers, including six from Kendall Kaufmann, in a rout of Midland ...
OTTAWA – On Marquette’s Senior Night, Indian Creek got their long-awaited revenge.Josie Diehl’s basket in t...
Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach talks about the city acquiring downtown retail property for redevelopment, other items from the Feb...
Depending on how all the pieces fall into place, it could take until late next year for the city of Ottawa to finish cleanup ...
BOYS BASKETBALLNorthern Illinois Big 12DeKalb 67, Sterling 51Little TenSerena 64, Hiawatha 30 (Little Ten Tournament first ro...
GIRLS BOWLINGOTTAWA – Three Ottawa bowlers separated by seven pins led Ottawa past Kaneland 2,832-2,362 Tuesday.Alexis ...
Sterling 37, Ottawa 27OTTAWA – It was one of those nights for the Ottawa Lady Pirates.Ottawa failed to make a field goa...
Marquette 55, Seneca 51OTTAWA – Michael Sypniewski scored a game-high 23 points, including the winning basket in the fi...
Ottawa City Hall has worked out an agreement to buy two more downtown buildings with the hope of reselling them. The Al Ruhl...
Rolf Demoll, 82, of Ottawa, died on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at his home.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Febr...
Gov. Rauner's office Monday announced a medical marijuana farm and a dispensary have been approved for LaSalle County loc...
Ottawa is a city that doesn’t clear many alleys after snow storms.Streets Commissioner Dale Baxter says plowing them ca...
Ottawa’s street crews worked overnight to clear the snow.This morning they were out “crumming”, or revisiti...
A few hundred Ameren customers had no electricity for a while Sunday morning. There are some Corn Belt Energy customers waiti...
GIRLS BASKETBALLOTTAWA – Marquette easily handled an unfamiliar visitor Saturday.The Lady Crusaders finished the first ...
Marquette 82, Lowpoint-Washburn 49OTTAWA – Marquette battled through tired and possibly disappointed legs to wear down ...
Louella Calvetti, 99, of Ottawa passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 at her home.Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am Tuesday,...
Two area men allegedly robbed the Grand Ridge Shell gas station on Rt. 23 Friday. A Grand Ridge Police officer saw a vehicle ...
Ottawa’s new non-emergency transfer ambulance gets its Illinois Department of Public Health inspection today so it can ...
A window on the front of Reddick Mansion is boarded up. Diane Sanders, President of the Reddick Mansion Association, says the...
BOYS BASKETBALLCOAL CITY – Kevin Cunz scored 17 points to lead Sandwich past Seneca 46-41 Thursday to place fifth at th...
Joan Marie Conrad, 59, of Ottawa passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family.A Mass of Christ...
Patricia Mitchell, 84, of Ottawa passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at OFS St. Elizabeth Hospital.Private Memorial Service...
Marquette 73, Roanoke-Benson 70 (OT)GRANVILLE – No. 2 Marquette squandered a 12-point fourth-quarter lead, but recovere...
Jean E. (Boeder) Alsvig, 82, of Ottawa, died Wednesday morning, January 28, 2015 at the OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in...
Patricia Small, 74, of Ottawa passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family.Mass of Chris...
The local version of the Tea Party versus the Republican Party battle is playing out in questions about why Republicans on th...
GIRLS BASKETBALLOTTAWA – Marquette snapped by a three-game losing streak by defeating Somonauk 44-25 Tuesday.Cassidy Mu...
Lillian Emma Knop, 99, of Ottawa died on January 25, 2015 at Pleasant View in Ottawa.Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. an...
Michael Duffield, 50, of Ottawa passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center.Funeral service will...
One of the founders of the Ottawa Township High School Booster Club is being inducted into the school’s hall of fame. V...
The founder of GTI Holdings says Gov. Rauner should move forward and approve licenses for medical marijuana farms and dispens...
AREA BOYS' BASKETBALLTri-County#2 Marquette 58, #7 DePue 25 (Tri-County Tournament quarterfinals)#8 Lowpoint-Washburn 53,...
FRESHMAN BOYS’ BASKETBALLUNDATED – Russell Brent scored 15 points, but Ottawa lost to Sterling 54-35 Monday.Kenda...
Sterling 42, Ottawa 29STERLING – Cold shooting doomed Ottawa on Monday, as the Lady Pirates were dropped by Sterling 42...
OTTAWA – Naoma Davis Harcharik, age 86, of Ottawa, passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 at La Salle County Nursing Home...
Jean C. (Duncan) Sommerville1918-2015Jean C. (Duncan) Sommerville, 96, of Ottawa, died on Sunday night, January 25, 2015 at P...
GIRLS' BASKETBALLOttawa 43, Yorkville 35OTTAWA --Jessica and Jill Wignes each scored 12 points as Ottawa defeated Yorkvil...
Three Pirates win conference titlesYORKVILLE -- Ottawa’s Ethan Harsted beat all challengers to win the Northern Illinoi...
Ottawa wins OHS PentathlonOTTAWA -- Ottawa repeated as champion of the OHS Pentathlon on Saturday, and the Pirates’ T.J...
PERU – Judith Poutre Trempalla, age 75, of Peru, formerly of Sandusky and Akron, Ohio, passed away Friday, January 23, ...
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...
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