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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...
The fabric of this community is a little more tattered with the passing of Jim Valesano, 71, of Ottawa on Saturday, October 1...
MAPLE PARK -- Ottawa's No. 1 doubles team of Bailey Bradish and Mariah Cavanaugh played to a third-place finish over the ...
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency says it looks like Landcomp should get a renewal of its Clean Air Act Permit.No ...
One of the buildings on Court St. in Ottawa is in danger of losing bricks.Mayor Bob Eschbach says the city’s going to c...
OTTAWA -- Kenzie Rombach swung for a season-high 15 kills to lead Ottawa past Rochelle 26-24, 25-15 Thursday.On Volley For Th...
The LaSalle County Board approved a lease agreement with Northern White Sand yesterday contingent on some insurance adjustmen...
The Little City Building will come down.Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach tried to work out a deal with the current owner, prospectiv...
Margaret Ruth Jardine, 93, of Ottawa passed away Wednesday, October 08, 2014 at Pleasant View.Funeral Service will be 10:00 a...
A lot of Ottawa’s new police and fire dispatchers quit after just a few weeks.They find out the job is more stressful t...
Katherine Worsley, 87, of Ottawa, Illinois, passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 at her daughter’s home surrounded by he...
OTTAWA – Thomas Murphy, 79, of Ottawa, passed away very peacefully on Monday, October 6, 2014 at Ottawa Pavilion.Funera...
Ottawa won the national American in Bloom Contest. Three of the four cities that competed in the contest got five blooms, the...
Piercy one of three Pirates going to SectionsPONTIAC – Ottawa narrowly missed out on advancing to team sectional play, ...
Kaneland def. Ottawa 25-23, 25-22OTTAWA – Kaneland amassed five more kills Tuesday and that proved to be the difference...
The Ottawa City Council has gotten rid of beer and wine licenses in the liquor license ordinance. Businesses that have those ...
OTTAWA – Marquette took a few punches, shook off a tough break, and then stormed past Wilmington for one of their most ...
GIRLS' TENNISDEKALB – Savannah Weitzel took a rare loss in Ottawa’s season finale Monday, but that was the da...
“First Monday” on The Morning Meeting is sponsored by Illinois Valley Labor Management. For October, Roofing is t...
This year’s Christmastime teen tree, run by A Servant’s Heart, will be at Laurilea’s Unique Junk Boutique a...
Ottawa is the winner of this year’s America in Bloom contest in its population category.The city got a five-bloom ratin...
VOLLEYBALLMENDOTA – The Ottawa freshman “red” team went 5-for-5 at the Mendota Freshman Tournament on Satur...
Ottawa 2, Serena 1OTTAWA – Logan Flanery scored in the 55th minute to break a 1-1 draw and push Ottawa past Serena 2-1 ...
STREATOR – It was a good day for Seneca at Saturday’s LaSalle County Invitational.Ross McCormick held off Ottawa&...
James Hedrick, 81, of Ottawa passed away Friday, October 3, 2014 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center.Mass of Christian Burial...
Forty people under age 40 who appear to be on track to be business leaders are being honored by Illinois Valley Community Col...
OTTAWA – Contrary to popular belief, Thursday night's contest between Marquette and North Shore Country Daywas not ...
VOLLEYBALLSANDWICH – Ottawa used a balanced attack to blow by Sandwich 25-17, 25-13 Thursday. Kenzie Rombach led the ch...
LaSALLE -- Carter Piercy shot a 7-over 79 to place third at Wednesday’s Northern Illinois Big 12 Tournament at Senica&r...
Peter Miller Jr. is being inducted posthumously into the eighth annual IVCC-LPO Hall of Fame. In the mid-1960’s, Miller...
The city of Ottawa may not have to hire anyone to remove coal tar from the old Central School site after all. City Engineer D...
While Nicor gets ready to retire an old gas line on Ottawa’s west side, the city is planting trees along the route.Nico...
While the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency considers a renewal request for U.S. Silica to continue drying sand, the p...
A kitchen fire spread to an attic and the inside of a wall on Ottawa’s south side Tuesday afternoon.The fire department...
Randall Olsen of Ottawa, the Democratic candidate for the 16th Congressional District in Illinois, talks with Jay LeSeure on ...
BOYS’ SOCCEROTTAWA – Ottawa took an early lead but could not hold off a second-half Kaneland flurry Monday.Nick F...
OTTAWA – Paige Aurit and Olivia Rhoades ran second and third respectively as the Marquette girls’ cross country t...
Ottawa def. Geneseo 25-21, 25-18GENESEO – Ottawa earned a badly-needed victory Tuesday, defeating Geneseo 25-21, 25-18 ...
The LaSalle County Health Department’s influenza vaccine or flu shot clinics start next week.The first one is next Mond...
Two Ottawa people have been charged with alleged sexual abuse of a child. 56-year old David A. Wheeler was charged with two c...
Newark def. Marquette 25-17, 25-21OTTAWA – Marquette saw its four-match winning streak end Monday as Newark held off th...
Morris def. Ottawa 173-186MORRIS – Ottawa struggled at Morris Monday, falling 173-186 at Morris Country Club.Carter Pie...
Denis M. Crowley, 78, of Ottawa, Illinois, passed away Monday, September 29, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family...
Norma Lou Day, 75, of Ottawa, passed away Saturday evening, September 27, 2014, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center, surround...
The 2nd Annual 5K Run and Walk for SIDS Awareness, in memory of Aden Lamps, is Saturday at 9:30am and it starts at Hall High ...
VOLLEYBALLPLANO – The Ottawa freshman squad ripped through Saturday’s Plano Tournament, winning all four matches....
KEWANEE – The Marquette girls’ cross country squad raced to a second place finish at the Kewanee Boiler Invitatio...
Elwood Swift Jr., 94, of Ottawa passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Ottawa Pavilion.Funeral Ceremony will be held at 10...
Lots of Nicor flags have been put in the ground along W. Main and W. Madison streets in Ottawa during the last week.Spokesman...
The Reddick Mansion Association hopes to get a grant to do interior work at the mansion.But the foundation giving the grant w...
Sterling def. Ottawa 25-8, 25-21STERLING – Ottawa struggled for the second consecutive match, falling to Sterling Thurs...
BOYS’ GOLFMENDOTA – Conner Soenksen continued his red-hot play with a round of 38 as Ottawa defeated both Mendota...
Ottawa Streets Commissioner Dale Baxter says the city could save a lot of money if it negotiates for a city-wide garbage haul...
OTTAWA -- Marquette used an outstanding service game to roll past Lowpoint-Washburn 25-10, 25-15 Thursday.Just three days aft...
BOYS' GOLFOTTAWA – It’s not often that a round of 39 fails to win medalist in high school golf, but that is w...
The Democratic candidate for the 16th U.S. House District in Illinois, Randall Olsen of Ottawa, talks with Jay LeSeure on &qu...
The public got to interact in Ottawa this week with Illinois Department of Transportation officials about a six-year plan for...
BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRYSTERLING – Seamus McGettigan was first across the line at Tuesday’s non-conference quadr...
LaSalle-Peru def. Ottawa 25-12, 25-14OTTAWA – LaSalle-Peru looked every bit the defending Class 3A state runners-up in ...
The Salvation Army in Ottawa has been serving LaSalle County for 100 years. At last night’s celebration dinner at Festi...
Around 400 Ameren customers had a half hour power interruption that started at about 12:45 Tuesday afternoon. Services were l...
Clif “Dale” Hicks, 79, of Ottawa passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014 at LaSalle County Nursing Home.A memorial...
Kent A. “Kenny” Wilson, 58, of Marseilles, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical C...
Michael Quillin, 65, of Ottawa, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center.A memor...
Dorothy (Eichelkraut) Katrein passed away peacefully with family members present on September 20, 2014 at the age of 97.Mass ...
OTTAWA – Ottawa bounced back from a weekend letdown to grind out a victory over Sterling 4-1 Monday.Coming off a disapp...
BOYS’ SOCCEROTTAWA – Dawson Baker scored the lone goal for Ottawa in a 1-1 draw with Streator Monday. Baker conne...
If you have a lawn sprinkler, it’s about time to disconnect it for winter. Tom Staroske manages Aqua Backflow, a compan...
OTTAWA -- Marquette survived a first set collapse and a season-high 22 service errors to rally past St. Bede 23-25, 25-22, 25...
Jerrold Decowski, 71, of Ottawa passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.Jerrold was born October 3, 1942 ...
Robert Lloyd Peterson, 55, of Ottawa, died on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.Fu...
OTTAWA – The Ottawa Eagles earned a split with Morris Saturday as teams looked to shore up positioning for the River Va...
Geneseo InvitationalGENESEO – The Ottawa senior girls raced to a third place finish at the Geneseo Invitational while t...
BLOOMINGTON -- It was an up-and-down two days for Ottawa at the Bloomington Invitational.In doubles action Friday, the No. 1 ...
Volunteers picked up litter along the Illinois River for the Illinois River Sweep Saturday. Paul Wheeler and Mike Stetter of...
The Illinois Department of Transportation is taking public comment on the five-year plan it’s putting together for fisc...
VOLLEYBALLHENRY – Marquette used a balanced effort to drop Henry-Senachwine 25-15, 25-22 Thursday. Kendall Kaufmann led...
The Illinois Department of Transportation says building a new bridge just east of the old one is the best way for Illinois 17...
The Ottawa City Council this week approved a resolution of support for medical marijuana farms and distribution centers.Mayor...
Cong. Adam Kinzinger voted for the bill to arm some Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS.The Channahon Republican says Con...
Here’s a water system problem nobody in Ottawa city government expected to find.On the south side, there are several pl...
The Ottawa City Council didn’t raise the ambulance rates, but last night it did authorize itemize bills.So in addition ...
OTTAWA – Ottawa was swept in singles play, and that was the difference as LaSalle-Peru edged the Lady Pirates 3-2 Tuesd...
BOYS’ GOLFSTERLING – Ottawa could not keep up with Sterling Tuesday, falling to the Golden Warriors 166-182 at Em...
Marquette def. Woodland 25-13, 25-18OTTAWA – Sydnee Stalker had eight kills and Kendall Kaufmann added six kills and fo...
Marita Joy Senft Jurs, 96, of Ottawa, formerly of Crystal Lake, died on Monday, September 15, 2014, at the Ottawa Pavilion.Fu...
OTTAWA – Carter Piercy fired a 1-over 37 to lead Ottawa Red to a third place finish in Monday’s rain-soaked Ottaw...
David "Gonzo" McCoy, 54, of Ottawa passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Asta Care Center of Toluca.A Memoria...
GIRLS TENNISJOLIET – Ottawa placed second of three teams at the Joliet Invite Saturday, earning three individual second...
PEORIA – Yorkville earned a sweep of the Peoria First to the Finish Invite Saturday, with Foxes runners crossing the li...
Lady Irish14-0 after sweeping Seneca InviteSENECA – Seneca improved to 14-0 by winning its own invitational Saturday, n...
UNDATED – Illinois Valley Community College won three matches in as many days, defeating Elgin 6-3 on Friday, McHenry 9...
Public Property Commissioner Dan Aussem wants to streamline all the different events and festivals that happen in Ottawa. Au...
BOYS’ GOLFSANDWICH – Carter Piercy carded a 6-over-42 to lead Ottawa past Sandwich 179-188 Thursday at Edgebrook ...
The LaSalle County Board has approved a special use permit for an indoor marijuana farm northwest of Ottawa.That’s call...
An Ottawa man was arrested Wednesday morning on an arson charge after he allegedly set a car on fire. Twenty-two year old Tyl...
Ottawa City Commissioner Dale Baxter got the green light to move forward with finding one garbage hauler for the entire city....
OTTAWA – The Ottawa girls’ cross country team did not have a top-four finisher at Tuesday’s triangular at C...
PONTIAC – Despite the challenges presented by the closure of the Ottawa High School pool, the Lady Pirates’ swimm...
There’s heavy fire damage inside a home in the 800 block of W. Main St. in Ottawa after a man cooking left a pot on the...
Willa (Janke) Gaughan1950- 2014Willa Gaughan, 64, of Ottawa, died Sunday, September 7, at Rivershores Nursing and Rehabilitat...
BOYS’ GOLFOTTAWA – Connor Soenksen shot 6-over 42 Monday to earn medalist honors and help Ottawa hold off LaSalle...
GIRLS’ TENNISOTTAWA – Ottawa stayed undefeated in dual play Monday, routing Streator 5-0 in non-conference play.O...
A house captains meeting for the upcoming United Way of Eastern LaSalle County Labor of Love home repair day will be held thi...
GLEN ELLYN – Illinois Valley Community College made short work of College of DuPage Saturday, winning 8-1 in the Lady E...
ROCHELLE – Ottawa had an answer for everyone but Sterling Saturday, placing second in the Rochelle Invite with a 3-2 re...
FRANKFORT – The Ottawa Eagles struggled to find the end zone Saturday, scoring only twice in three games at Frankfort.I...
FOOTBALLSENECA – Alex Thornley rushed for two scores as Seneca pulled away from Nokomis Saturday 27-7.The Fighting Iris...
Dorene Van Cleave, 73, of Seneca passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at OSF St. Elizabeth Hospital.Mass of Christian Bur...
Someone recently caught a bat in Ottawa.It tested positive for rabies. The LaSalle County Health Department says it’s g...
A three-to-one donation match will help the Conservation Foundation with funding for the Dayton Bluffs nature preserve northe...
The new Dayton Bluffs nature preserve isn’t exactly open to the public.But the Conservation Foundation is still invitin...
OTTAWA – In the end, there was just too much Kaylin Korte.Korte, who has committed to play volleyball at the University...
BOYS’ GOLFOTTAWA – Ottawa earned a sweep of Rochelle Thursday, with varsity claiming a 169-192 victory and the fr...
The Illinois River Road Scenic Byway Committee is giving the city of Ottawa a bicycle rack.Mayor Bob Eschbach is glad to acce...
Ottawa 2, Illinois Valley Central 2OTTAWA – Francisco Sanchez scored in the second half to earn a draw for Ottawa Tuesd...
CROSS COUNTRYOTTAWA – Ottawa earned a sweep of a non-conference triangular Tuesday, earning five top-six finishes in th...
Marquette def. Reed-Custer, 25-9, 25-8.BRAIDWOOD – Bailey McGrogan fired seven aces Tuesday to lead Marquette to a rout...
Forty percent of the city of Ottawa’s sewers need a cleaning.Then they’ll get a camera run through them to find c...
Anna Mae Vicich, 86, of Ottawa, Illinois, passed away Tuesday September 2, 2014 at Edwards Hospital in Naperville, Il.Mass of...
Francis Schuett, 93, of Ottawa died Saturday morning, August 30, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa. Mass of Chris...
VOLLEYBALLMIDLOTHIAN, Ill. – Ottawa improved to 6-0 on the young season with four victories and a championship at the B...
A town hall meeting on immigration reform drew about three dozen people to Ottawa’s American Legion Saturday.Susan Tull...
A surprise hero’s welcome awaited Marine Cpl. Jacob Moyer of Ottawa Friday.The event at Washington Park drew many spect...
William Vernon Heyers1929 – 2014Willaim Heyers, 85, of Ottawa died on Thursday evening, August 28, at the LaSalle Count...
Ottawa def. Streator 25-18, 25-10OTTAWA – Ottawa claimed victory in its home opener Thursday, overwhelming Streator in ...
GIRLS TENNISOTTAWA – It was a perfect day for Ottawa Thursday, as the Lady Pirates did not drop a set in a rout of Prin...
Norah Scott, a co-founder of PharmaCann LLC, says the money making opportunity is one motivation for wanting to start a medic...
Ottawa City Engineer Dave Noble recently compared some of the city’s electric bills for traffic lights.He wanted to see...
Jim’s Formal Wear is laying off 150 employees, including 50 in Ottawa.The company says losing a contract for Jos. A. Ba...
CROSS COUNTRYMORRIS, Ill. – Eva Bruno and Carina Collet ran to a third- and fourth-place finish, respectively, as Senec...
Ronald Anderson Jr., 29, of Ottawa, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital.Fune...
Janet Wilke of Grayslake, Illinois has lost 157 pounds in a little over a year and was the keynote speaker at this year&rsquo...
Just a few months after the Majestic Theatre in Streator converted from 35mm film to digital projectors, co-owner Tim Burke a...
GIRLS’ TENNISOTTAWA, Ill. – Ottawa hosted its annual Tuesday Night Lights Invitational and finished fourth of fou...
NEWARK, Ill. – Brady Rice had a goal and two assists as Ottawa cruised past Newark-Seneca 4-2 Tuesday. Tristan Cunha ad...
PERU, Ill. – Ottawa earned a season-opening victory Tuesday, fending off a pesky St. Bede squad 25-7, 15-25, 25-13. Lik...
Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach warned last week that there are “a lot of moving parts” in a deal to turn over the Litt...
Marine Cpl. Jacob Moyer served in Afghanistan this year and he’s coming home to Ottawa Friday. Illinois Patriot Guard R...
Girls' VolleyballHINCKLEY, Ill. – Sandwich earned a season-opening non-conference victory Monday, defeated Hinckley...
Dorothy (Metzler) McCague1932-2014Dorothy (Metzler) McCague, 82, of Ottawa, died on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Pleasant Vie...
On Friday, August 30th, the entire community is invited to Washington Square Park in Ottawa for a homecoming in honor of Mari...
Arnie Bandstra of the Ottawa Canal Association and Jerry Huslander of the LaSalle County Historical Society talk about the I ...
Middle School SoftballOTTAWA, Ill. – Sloan Gayan was dominant in the pitching circle once again, fanning 13 batters in ...
Grand Rapids Enterprises is getting a $61,000 contract to make drainage better on Ottawa’s south side.Public Proper...
Janice J. Kiesig, 77, of Hudson, Florida, passed away on July 27 at HPH Hospice in Hudson, Florida.Visitation will be from 9:...
The LaSalle County Zoning Board of Appeals recommends approving a special use permit for Northern White Sand where it wants t...
Boys' GolfSANDWICH, Ill. -- Connor Soenksen led all Ottawa golfers with a 13-over 85 Tuesday at the Sandwich Invitational...
Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach says there are a lot of ducks to get in a row, but there's a solid plan to turn over the long v...
Congratulations MELISSA HALLAM - the winner of the 8th annual Handy Foods Supermarket Shopping Spree at Handy Foods IGA in Ot...
Paul Craig’s usual day at work is making sure everyone is safe at work at Fairmount Santrol, formerly known as Fairmoun...
The Business Employment Skills Team, or BEST, will hold a couple employer forums next week for people looking for work. Pam F...
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