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Trying to treat ash trees to stop the emerald ash borer hasn't been very successful in Ottawa. So City Hall is about to t...
Two judges from the America in Bloom contest will visit Ottawa on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 21 and 22.Ottawa’s compet...
A 33-year old man from Aurora was found dead in the Illinois River Monday morning. Illinois Department of Natural Resources S...
A portion of Adams Street in Ottawa is closing Thursday. Public Property Commissioner Dan Aussem says contractors for the Ci...
People who shop at the Ottawa farmers’ market will get a survey soon.Meg Skelly with the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerc...
Ottawa High School’s new superintendent is Mike Cushing.Taking Cushing’s former job as principal is Pat Leonard.H...
The LaSalle County Environmental Services and Land Use Department is hosting an electronics recycling collection next Saturda...
Some of the most popular places to watch the Fourth of July fireworks in Ottawa are off-limits this year. Ottawa Public Impro...
Saturday is Independence Day, but it’s not a holiday for the farmers’ market in Ottawa.Meg Skelly with the Ottawa...
Marjorie “Jean” (Medearis) Schaefer1929-2015Marjorie “Jean” (Medearis) Schaefer, 85, of Ottawa, forme...
Julie Johnson is leaving her job as executive director of the Ottawa Visitors Center.She’s been there six years. John...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with defenseman David Rundblad on a two-year extension throu...
OTTAWA – Ottawa High School has hired Michelle Masny as the next head coach of the girls’ volleyball program.Masn...
National HIV Testing Day was Saturday. LaSalle County Health Department Spokeswoman Jenny Barrie says free tests are availabl...
Ottawa’s sewer department didn’t have to ask for volunteers to sandbag around the sewer plant during this flood.T...
Ottawa City Commissioner Dan Aussem says he doesn’t like using eminent domain, but the city really needs to get a south...
Gladys J. Clairmont, age 67, of Marseilles, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical ...
Shari Carlson, 54, of Ottawa passed away Monday, June 22, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria.Her funeral service will...
Omni Arts is giving $2,000 to fund some art projects that will start showing up in Ottawa next week.Susan Burton with the...
Shari Carlson, 54, of Ottawa, formerly of Marseilles,passed away Monday, June 22, 2015 at OSFSt. FrancisHospital in Peoria.He...
High School Baseball All-conference honors were given for this season with many players in the area picking up awards.For Ott...
The tornadoes that hit LaSalle County Monday night were weak ones. The National Weather Service says one with winds up to 90 ...
Flooding prompted the closure of Dee Bennett Rd. again yesterday.The Illinois Waterway Visitors Center is closed too. So is B...
Joshua Lee Scaman, age 38, of Oglesby, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015, at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.Memor...
Ameren’s summer electricity rates increased June 1, but if you’re a part of Ottawa’s municipal aggregation ...
LaSalle County’s MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) Division 25 sent personnel to help with two tornado scenes.Six peo...
Louis James "Jim" Vicich, 45, of Minneapolis, MN, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015.Jim is survived by his wife, ...
Thirty-eight year old Joshua Scaman of Oglesby was murdered in the Illinois Valley Community College parking lot Sunday morni...
Douglas S. Nelson, 49, of Ottawa passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.Funeral serv...
Richard Gagliardi, 69, of Ottawa passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 at his home.A memorial gathering will be 10:00 - 11:00 Tue...
RUTLAND TOWNSHIP – Larry A. Saager, age 62, of Rutland Township, passed away Friday morning, June 19, 2015, at his home...
Ottawa First President Larry Johnson says raffle tickets that help support the annual Fourth of July fireworks show are way d...
A regional development authority covering LaSalle, Bureau, and Putnam counties sounds good to Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach.Ottaw...
The Ottawa City Council may buy a piece of land on E. McKinley Rd. for $50,000 for a new fire station someday.Mayor Bob E...
People driving by the Central Life Building in downtown Ottawa Wednesday saw a protest over perceived hypocrisy in government...
The 17th annual Cruise Night hosted by the LaSalle County Cruisers and the City of Ottawa is Friday from 6pm to 10pm. Cruiser...
Katy Virginia (Morales) Boatman, age 75, of Ottawa passed away Monday, June 15, 2015, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Pe...
William Mitchell, 84, of Ottawa passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.Funeral Ceremo...
The Little City Building's owner plans to just give it to the city of Ottawa.But City Hall also plans to go to court to t...
Ottawa Elementary Schools Superintendent Cleve Threadgill says so far there’s been no flooding at any of the schools. B...
Ottawa High School’s maintenance personnel were put on flood duty Sunday afternoon.Supt. Matt Winchester says that happ...
Sheila R. Herzog, 72, of Ottawa passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Morris Hospital.Memorial services will be held at 7:0...
The Ottawa Kiwanis club has won $25,000 worth of playground equpment in the Legacy of Play contest. An earlier part of th...
One of the bills the legislature passed before the end of May would extend the life of the Ottawa U.S. 6 Tax Increment Financ...
The NBC TV affiliate from Peoria is back on local Mediacom cable lineups.Mediacom says WEEK-TV was one of three NBC affiliate...
The coming weekend’s Starved Rock Country Children’s Learning Theatre production is called The Monsters Under the...
The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa may find out tonight (June 11) or tomorrow whether it won a contest for $25,000 worth of playg...
Patricia A. Murphy, 66, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away Friday, June 5, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family.A me...
Approximately 1,183 Ameren Illinois customers in Ottawa are affected by a power outage this afternoon. Most of them are on th...
OTTAWA – Successful seasons for Marquette’s baseball and softball teams ended with several selections to the All-...
In a 23 to 2 vote, the LaSalle County Board last night approved a resolution to “protect the Illinois worker”. Af...
Stanley E. Williams, 83, of Ottawa passed away Sunday, June 7, 2015 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center.Funeral Ceremony will...
Someone who bought a Lucky Day Lotto ticket in Ottawa for Sunday night’s drawing is a $200,000 winner.The state lot...
The Monsters Under the Bed is the name of the next play in the Starved Rock Country Children’s Learning Theatre. Alliso...
The southbound lane of the 800 block of Chestnut St. in Ottawa will be closed from 7am to 5pm Tuesday through Friday this wee...
Joseph W. Nanouski, 90, of Naplate passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Illinois Veteran's Home in LaSalle.Funeral Servi...
Ottawa city council members are considering two fireworks contracts.One would be for this year’s Independence Day show....
Ameren pole inspections are being done in the Ottawa and Oglesby area. Ameren Spokesman Brian Bretsch explains what they&rsqu...
Ameren pole inspections are being done in the Ottawa and Oglesby area. Ameren Spokesman Brian Bretsch explains what they&rsqu...
The state has changed the rules for revolving loan programs using Community Development Assistance Program money.To keep the ...
Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach and Police Chief Brent Roalson on "The Morning Meeting" Wednesday , June 3rd.
The city of Ottawa has a comprehensive downtown and waterfront plan.Mayor Bob Eschbach says it’s time to refine the wat...
Grand Rapids Enterprises is getting an emergency contract to dig up and repair the collapsed sewer under E. Jefferson St. in ...
Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach doesn’t think the state will really cut the share of income tax money that cities get.So he&r...
It’s not always practical for a city like Ottawa to aggressively pursue people who blow off water bills and parking tic...
Illinois State Police arrested one person for driving under the influence during their latest roadside safety check. The spec...
John William Lavender died on Friday, April 3, 2015, at The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community in Las Cruces, NM, due to he...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing the City of Ottawa more than one million dollars to remove asbestos and...
First National Bank of Ottawa is 150 years old.The bank’s officers and community leaders held a celebration at the bran...
William M. Krug1954-2015William M. Krug, 61, of Newark, passed away Friday morning, May 29, 2015, as the result of an automob...
Riordan Pool in Ottawa opens for the season on Monday. Pool Manager Ann Johnson says the pool is open daily from 11am to 6pm ...
A Newark man died in the semi-versus-car accident on Rt. 23, north of Ottawa Friday morning. LaSalle County authorities have ...
Focused on efforts to spur economic growth in LaSalle County and the Illinois River Valley, Spring Valley Democratic State Re...
Wendy Lee (Paris) Budach, age 51, of Ottawa, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015, at her home.Funeral services will be held at...
Elizabeth "Betty" Dille, 90, of Grand Ridge passed away Friday, May 29, 2015 at Ottawa Pavilion surrounded by her l...
Denise Kelley, 55, of Seneca passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family.A private family ...
Registration is now open for the Easter Seals of LaSalle & Bureau Counties’ annual 5K Run/Walk for the Kids. Director o...
Georgia Lynn Stohr, age 42, of rural Mendota, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family.Memori...
Beverly Billings, 84, of Ottawa, died Wednesday, May27, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa. Private services will ...
Veto Straznickas, 89, of Ottawa died Tuesday afternoon, May 26, at the LaSalle County Nursing Home. Mass of Christian Burial ...
SOFTBALLMarquette 1, Amboy 0PRINCEVILLE –Marquette is into the Sweet 16 following a 1-0 win over Amboy on Wednesday in ...
The next Starved Rock Country Children’s Learning Theatre production is called The Monsters Under the Bed.Walt Willey s...
Mabel Louise Flicker, 84, of Ottawa, died on May 24, 2015 at Pleasant View.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, May...
BASEBALLOTTAWA – Fourth-seeded Ottawa defeated No. 5 Streator 11-1 in five innings Monday in the Class 3A Ottawa Region...
Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach says he had no idea how valuable a hired lobbyist and government consultant could be until the city...
Kai Faith Kingrey Conroy, 35, of Avon, Colorado, lost her battle with cancer on Wednesday, May 20th at Presbyterian St. Luke&...
Many area communities held Memorial Day ceremonies Monday. Here’s a sampling of what the Ottawa High School band sounde...
Joyce G. Gjerde, 87, of Ottawa passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Ottawa Pavilion.Funeral service will be 10:00 Thursday, ...
BASEBALLSaint Bede 4, Marquette 1MARSEILLES – A risky pitching change in the first inning ended up paying dividends for...
St. Rep. Frank Mautino says bad roads can hold back the Illinois economy.He likes what he sees in the Illinois Department of ...
Margaret E. (Adams) Riley1932-2015 Margaret E. “Peggy” (Adams) Riley, 82, of Ottawa, died on Thursday, May 21, 20...
OTTAWA – Top-seeded Marquette slogged through the cold rain Wednesday to notch a 5-3 victory over No. 5 Seneca in the I...
The Ride of Silence came to Ottawa for the second year in a row Wednesdaynight. It's to remember bicyclists who've be...
The Marseilles City Council unanimously passed a resolution to “protect the middle class” last night. Mayor Jim T...
Judge Michael C. Jansz denied 76-year Robert “Pudgy” Harris’ motion to quash the search warrant. Jansz beli...
Men's NorthStohr's Custom Floors 11, Angel's Pub 1The Ducks 3, PetSmart 2J.C. Whitney 10, Barbier Farms 81st Farm...
SOFTBALLMarquette 10, Henry-Senachwine 0 (5 innings)GRANVILLE – Marquette shook off a slow start to defeat fourth-seede...
GIRLS BASKETBALLOTTAWA -- Brent Moore will be the new coach of the Ottawa Lady Pirates’ basketball program.Moore was na...
Arthur Linka, 77, of rural Marseilles, formerly of Chicago, passed away at his home on Friday, May 15, 2015. Private arrangem...
A bill to delay the expiration date of the U.S. 6 Tax Increment Financing District in Ottawa has passed the Illinois Senate a...
MARATHONOTTAWA – Mark Loudon-Brown won a rainy Starved Rock Country Marathon on Saturday.The New York resident crossed ...
Easter Seals of LaSalle and Bureau Counties reports raising about $36,000 through Sunday afternoon through the skydiving ...
Thomas M. Wallace1952-2015Thomas M. “Tom” Wallace, 62, of Ottawa, died on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at OSF Saint Eli...
Shanda Kennedy, 47, of Ottawa, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at her home.A Celebration of Life will be at 5:00 pm Satur...
The list of abandoned homes the city of Ottawa will have demolished isn’t final yet, so City Hall isn’t making it...
BASEBALLLaSalle-Peru 6, Ottawa 3OTTAWA – Errors proved costly Thursday as Ottawa fell to LaSalle-Peru 6-3 in the rubber...
The Ottawa Visitors Center is the winner of this year’s Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce Leo Parkerson Lifetime Achievem...
John William Wilson, 72, of Ottawa passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at VA Hines Hospital in Maywood surrounded by his loving...
If the city builds it, will enough people come? Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach and other city council members don’t want to ...
During the next two months, Mayor Bob Eschbach expects to present to the Ottawa City Council a proposal for a city court. Min...
May 13, 2015John F. Ericzon1940-2015John F. Ericzon, 74, of Ottawa, passed away Wednesday morning, May 13, 2015 at his home.V...
BASEBALLMarquette 12, Henry-Senachwine 4HENRY – John Lechtenberg and Jel Raikes each drove in three runs as Marquette d...
OTTAWA – Jill Wignes hit an opposite-field walk-off home run to lift Ottawa past Yorkville 6-5 in eight innings Tuesday...
Richard “Merch” Felton was found guilty of both attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm Tuesday af...
Bradley R. Young, 61, of Ottawa, died Tuesday, May 12, at Rivershores Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Marseilles. Mem...
The Kiwanis Club and some other organizations are working to build a special playground in Ottawa. Kiwanis Club member, June ...
People who want to use marijuana for medical reasons are paying attention to what the recently licensed growers and distribut...
BASEBALLLASALLE – Marquette split a pair of games Saturday at the Cavalier Invitational Series.The Crusaders won the fi...
Marjorie R. (Conkling) Prettyman1931 – 2015Marjorie Prettyman, 84, of Ottawa, died Sunday morning, May 10, at Pleasant ...
Richard “Merch” Felton took the stand in his own defense Friday and says he did not shoot Jeremy Wade. Felton, t...
The Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine and Jazz Festival is again getting an advertising partner in Chicago’s public broadcasters. Th...
James “Jim” Anderson, Jr., 87, of Seneca, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Pleasa...
One way to help keep people from abusing prescription or illegal drugs is to get rid of old medicines.St. Sen. Sue Rezin was ...
Our family is broken hearted over the loss of our loved one Marge Grammer, 79, of Ottawa who passed away peacefully at her ho...
The 2015 Health, Fitness and Lifestyle Fair is coming up. It’s being hosted again this year by WCMY and 95.3 SAM FM. Yo...
Twenty lawyers took part in a swearing-in ceremony at the Appellate Court Building in Ottawa Thursday. Justice Thomas L. Kilb...
The Regional Office of Education’s Educator of the Year Award was replaced with two Excellence in EducationAwards at la...
PharmaCann will have two medical marijuana cultivation centers and four dispensaries in Illinois. One of the dispensaries wil...
PharmaCann is hiring. Norah Scott with the medical marijuana company says it will open its Ottawa dispensary perhaps around l...
BASEBALLMarquette 13, Peoria Christian 5PEORIA – Marquette shook off a bumpy first two innings to rout Peoria Christian...
You’re not supposed to just throw away fluorescent lights.Even though they’re touted as environmentally friendly ...
Hundreds of cell phones were dropped off at the recycling event in Ottawa Saturday.Janet Billings, advisor for the LaSalle Co...
Rachel A. (Doty) McSherry1969 – 2015Rachel A. McSherry,45, of Mendota, formerly of Ottawa, Utica, and Joliet, died on F...
The Ottawa City Council passed a prevailing wage ordinance Tuesday night.That’s normally a routine matter once a year a...
BASEBALLOTTAWA – Marquette closed in on a Tri-County Conference title by routing Midland 11-1 in six innings Tuesday.C....
“The gun was pointed at my face. I was so scared I couldn’t talk. There was a bright white flash and the next thi...
The westbound ramps connecting Illinois 71 and Interstate 80 will be closed tonight from midnight to 6am Wednesday for resurf...
Illinois Valley PADS plans to keep helping the homeless by helping those who aren’t homeless.If you have some gently us...
BASEBALLMarquette 4, Marmion Academy 2OTTAWA – Marquette toppled a Class 4A opponent Monday, doubling up Marmion Academ...
The recycling drop-off event in Ottawa Saturday started busy.The line of cars was three blocks long already at 9am when it op...
BASEBALLOTTAWA – Marquette took two games from Chicago Hope Academy on Saturday, winning the first game 10-2 and the se...
Loyce Beyer, 85, of Ottawa, passed away Sunday morning, May 3, 2015, at her home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday,...
Rudy R. Alvarado, 87, of Ottawa passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015 at LaSalle Veterans Home.Funeral Ceremony will be held a...
The annual National Association of Letter Carriers food drive is this Saturday, May 9.Kathy Taylor is coordinating it in the ...
BASEBALLOttawa 7, Sycamore 3OTTAWA – Blake Carlson and Bryce Cook each drove in two runs as Ottawa completed a two-game...
Ashley Williams of Ottawa has been named one of the top 20 community college students in the country in the Phi Theta Kappa h...
The city of Ottawa has put out its call for volunteers to help clean up the garden beds downtown.Volunteers should meet at Je...
Several downtown Ottawa businesses will be open a little later than usual tonight (Friday, May 1).They’ve agreed to sta...
The Conservation Foundation is one of the sponsors of this weekend’s Midwest Morel Fest in Ottawa.President and CEO Bro...
BASEBALLMarquette 6, Seneca 0SENECA – Evan Snyder knocked in a pair of runs as Marquette blanked Seneca 6-0 Wednesday.A...
Mayor Bob Eschbach is proposing the next streetscape project in Ottawa to include two blocks of LaSalle St. north of Lafayett...
Cheryl (Sarles) Swartz1953-2015Cheryl (Sarles) Swartz, of Ottawa, passed at home with peace and grace on April 28, in the arm...
Contractors for the City of Ottawa will start a street repair project Thursday in the 1000 block of Chestnut Street between W...
Illinois Department of Transportation officials held their listening tour Wednesday morning at Ottawa City Hall. IDOT Deputy ...
BASEBALLMarquette 9, Roanoke-Benson 1ROANOKE – Marquette exploded in the late innings to defeat Roanoke-Benson 9-1 Tues...
Judith "Judy" L. Purcell, 77, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away Monday, April 27, 2015 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical C...
Another recycling drop-off will be this weekend in Ottawa.It’s from 9am to noon Saturday, May 2 in the Woodward Memoria...
Martha Ann Bowers, 85, of Ottawa, passed away Saturday morning, April 25, 2015 at her granddaughter’s home in rural Mar...
The Ottawa Salvation Army is accepting money to send to Nepal for immediate relief and long-term recovery after the 7.8 magni...
One of Ottawa’s next community art projects will let the community help make the art.Susan Burton showed the Polydam ar...
James “Jim” Anderson, Jr., 87, of Seneca, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Pleasa...
Soon, volunteers will be needed to clean out the flower beds in downtown Ottawa.Stephanie Stacy with the Ottawa is Blooming C...
Soon, volunteers will be needed to clean out the flower beds in downtown Ottawa.Stephanie Stacy with the Ottawa is Blooming C...
Don Mammano is leaving the Ottawa Elementary Board after just one term.He says he’s 70-years old and needs to take thin...
Landfill tipping fees paid by garbage haulers into LaSalle County funds are way up this fiscal year.Environmental Services an...
Representing the Marquette Academy Academic Team during an appearance on "The Marquette Minute" on WCMY-AM 1430 on ...
BASEBALLMarquette 3, Putnam County 0GRANVILLE – Marquette completed a regular season sweep of Putnam County by shutting...
Helen Margaret (Wallace) Meseroll, 94, peacefully passed away on Monday 30 March 2015, at The Elms of Cranbury, where she res...
Daniel Robert Apfel1949-2015Daniel Apfel, 66, of Ottawa, died on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital....
George Hayes, 62, of Ottawa passed away Monday, April 20, 2015 at his home.Memorial Services will be held at 2:30 pm Saturday...
Brent Barron from the city of Ottawa’s Tree Board gave away saplings at City Hall Wednesday as part of the kickoff to t...
The theme for this year’s Ottawa Is Blooming and America in Bloom contest is “The Year of the Zinnia”.If yo...
BASEBALLSomonauk 17, Earlville-Leland 0 (5 innings)SOMONAUK – Sophomore hurler Nathan Wegener tossed a no-hitter Wednes...
The Illinois Department of Transportation meeting series on how to improve highways, railroads, and more will come to Ottawa ...
Vanessa L. Fisher1993 -2015Vanessa L. Fisher, 22, of Ottawa, died Friday, April 10, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. A...
Ottawa High School will soon lose its century-old swimming pool.The school board accepted a $123,400 bid from Vissering C...
BASEBALLOTTAWA -- Trystin Raikes hit a two-run home run and John Lechtenberg slashed a bases-clearing double as Marquette rol...
Ottawa Elementary raised the price it charges Ottawa High for providing bus service. Supt. Cleve Threadgill says it's cos...
OTTAWA – Sheryl Lynn Troyan, age 65, of Ottawa, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Rivershores in Marseilles.Privat...
Michael E. Neumann, 51, of Ottawa passed away Thursday, April 17, 2015 at LaSalle County Nursing Home.Memorial Service will b...
John "Mike" Pellino, 74, of Ottawa formerly of Marseilles and Largo, FL passed away Friday, April 17, 2015.Mass of ...
SOFTBALLSENECA – Seneca rolled past Sandwich 14-7 in an Interstate Eight contest Monday.Lexi Trompeter and Rachel Sangs...
OTTAWA -- It is the end of an era for Ottawa Lady Pirates basketball.Mike Cooper has stepped down as girls' basketball he...
An electronics drop-off this Saturday at the Etna Rd. courthouse in Ottawa provides an opportunity for people to get rid of t...
Streator wins three of four duals at WashingtonWASHINGTON – Streator went 3-1 Saturday at a quadrangular in Washington....
Melanie Ruger, 54, of Marseilles, Illinois passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Hospital.Cremation rites we...
OTTAWA --Ottawa senior Nick Worley signed Friday to bowl at NAIA Union College.Worley, who will be the first Ottawa student-a...
STERLING – Sterling clipped Ottawa 3-2 in a Northern Illinois Big 12 West boys’ tennis meet Thursday.Ottawa dropp...
BASEBALLMarquette 13, Woodland/Flanagan-Cornell 0OTTAWA – Marquette drilled Woodland/Flanagan-Cornell 13-0 Thursday to ...
Ameren Illinois is investing $2.6 million in LaSalle County upgrades. Ameren spokesman Brian Bretsch explains. In Ottawa,...
Melvin "Dutch" Gretencord, 83, of Ottawa, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Ottawa Pavilion.In hon...
Ann "Teresa" Conness, 88, of Ottawa passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 at LaSalle County Nursing Home.Mass of Chr...
OTTAWA – Geneseo handled Ottawa 4-1 in a Northern Illinois Big 12 West matchup Wednesday.The No. 3 doubles team of Maso...
SUGAR GROVE – Illinois Valley staved off Waubonsee twice to sweep a road Arrowhead Conference doubleheader.The Lady Eag...
SOFTBALLUNDATED – Ottawa knocked off Streator 7-1 in non-conference play Wednesday.Bailey Simpson singled, doubled and ...
Arlis H. Loden, Jr., age 63, of Ottawa, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015 at Morris Hospital.Private family services will be...
STREATOR – Ottawa ran, threw and jumped to victory in a triangular at Streator on Tuesday.The Pirates put up 127 points...
STREATOR – Tuesday was twice as nice for several area athletes in a triangular at Streator on Tuesday.Ottawa’s Ke...
Ottawa 6, LaSalle-Peru 3OTTAWA – Ottawa doubled up LaSalle-Peru 6-3 Tuesday.Jill Wignes tripled and drove in three runs...
GIRLS SOCCEROTTAWA – Abby Pitstick and Anna Schiefelbien scored to lead Ottawa past LaSalle-Peru 2-0 Tuesday.The Lady P...
BASEBALLUNDATED – Marquette pounded Pontiac 13-4 Tuesday. Kyle Cook and Gary Duffield each had three hits and four RBIs...
Joseph M. Scerini, 75, of Ottawa passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015 at OSF Elizabeth Medical Center.Funeral Ceremony will be ...
Elaine (Fitzgerald) Thompson1928- 2015Elaine Thompson, 86, of Ottawa, died Monday morning, April 13, at Three Oaks Assisted L...
Two people were seriously hurt when a car hit their motorcycle at Boyce Memorial Dr. and Norris Dr. in Ottawa Sunday afternoo...
CHILLICOTHE – Kelsey Niemann broke the Ottawa High School record in the triple jump Friday at the Lady Pirates’ m...
The canteen truck that’s often seen outside the Salvation Army Ottawa location went to Rochelle Friday.Majors Quentin a...
Wayne Robert Aicher, 79, of Ottawa, IL passed away peacefully on April 10, at Ottawa Pavilion surrounded by his wife and fami...
A craft brewers guild that was supposed to arrange for that kind of beer to be available at the Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine Fest can...
A contractor has spent months going from manhole to manhole all over Ottawa, sending a video camera through the sewer system....
A lawyer with a Texas firm seeking local clients who want to take Syngenta to court over low corn prices says he won’t ...
If you were in Ottawa’s Washington Park at 2:15 Thursday afternoon, you heard church bells and hand held bells ringing....
Judge Michael C. Jansz denied both of Robert “Pudgy” Harris’ motions Thursday afternoon in the 76-year olds...
The Ottawa Visitors Center is getting a 10% increase in annual funding.The funding agreement the City Council placed on file ...
BASEBALLOTTAWA – Evan Snyder doubled twice, drove in two runs, and struck out eight over six innings of work in Marquet...
Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach reviews the April 7th City Council meeting, and the changes after Tuesday's election.
Dorothy K. Boisso, 88, of Ottawa passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at her home.Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. ...
Guy "Brad" Reynolds, 84, of Ottawa was called from this earth by the grace of God and entered his joyful eternity i...
Ottawa Finance Commissioner Wayne Eichelkraut says the $39 million city budget placed on file this week is balanced with ...
BOYS TRACK & FIELDSTREATOR – Streator won five events en route to a third-place finish at Tuesday’s non-conferenc...
Ottawa 10, Rochelle 0 (5 innings)OTTAWA – Chelsea Fogarty allowed a single on the first pitch of the game Tuesday, then...
Marquette 8, Peoria Christian 0OTTAWA – Bryce Fanti was nearly perfect Tuesday in Marquette’s 8-0 win over Peoria...
Tom Ganiere will join the Ottawa City Council. Ganiere served on the LaSalle County Board and the Ottawa Plan Commission. H...
UNDATED – Jessie Buckley struck out six batters as Ottawa cruised to a 10-0 win over Plano Monday.Lexi Lawry collected ...
Election judges are reporting a slow turnout at the polling places in Ottawa.City and school board races just don’t see...
Doris E. (Thompson) Piercy1923-2015Doris E. (Thompson) Piercy, 91, of Normal, formerly of Ottawa, died on Saturday, April 4, ...
William Slewder Crawford1923-2015William “Bill” Crawford, 91, of rural Marseilles, died on April 3, 2015 at Pleas...
William Crawford1923-2015William Crawford, 91, of rural Marseilles, died on April 3, 2015 at Pleasant View in Ottawa. Funeral...
Russell Verona,79 , of Ottawa, Illinois passed away, April 2, 2015 at his home.Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday,...
Esther L. (Erickson) Johnson, 95, of Ottawa, died on Thursday morning, April 2, 2015 at OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center.Fu...
Some local churches will mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War ending next Thursday, April 9. Diane Sanders with the Re...
The city of Ottawa is getting a state grant using federal money to acquire and tear down run-down, abandoned homes.Mayor Bob ...
BASEBALLOTTAWA – Ottawa scored early and often Wednesday in a 14-4 six-inning rout of Streator.The Pirates, who were ju...
An Ottawa woman will get to keep a family heirloom that came from World War I.Deputy James Seidelman with the Kane County Bom...
There are some promotions at two local hospitals. Jim Schaefer is the new vice president of physician and outpatient services...
Princeton 5, Ottawa 2OTTAWA – Ottawa struggled to find timely hitting Tuesday, falling to Princeton 5-2 in non-conferen...
A woman who lives on Mara Dr. in Ottawa decided she doesn’t need something that’s been in her family for nearly a...
Ruth Alleman, 78, of Ottawa died on Monday March 30, 2015 at Rivershores Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Marseilles.Fune...
BASEBALLOTTAWA – Marquette shook off an uncharacteristic loss last week, routing Wilmington 6-0 Monday.Evan Snyder work...
Mary Adeline Stockley1924-2015Mary Adeline “Ma” (Frankenhauser) Stockley, 91, of rural Serena, passed away Sunday...
Timothy J. Riordan1953 – 2015Timothy J. Riordan, 61, of Ottawa died Monday morning, March 30, at the Ottawa Pavilion. F...
Ottawa fire fighters rescued a south side woman whose W. McKinley Rd. apartment caught fire Saturday night.Fire Chief Steve H...
Ottawa student Jill Bottarini, nominated by Congressman Adam Kinzinger, was offered an appointment at the U.S. Air Force Acad...
LASALLE – Illinois Valley men’s tennis split a pair of meets over the weekend at the LaSalle-Peru Tennis Complex....
Jeffrey M. Hartman1962 - 2015Jeffrey M. Hartman, 52, of Ottawa, formerly of Annawan, Illinois, died early Friday morning, Mar...
Mary Jo Hill, 84, of Marseilles passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center.Mass of Christian Buri...
Janice R. DeWalt, 83, of Ottawa passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 at Cabin Livin'.Funeral Ceremony will be held at 2:30 ...
There’s more work ahead for the contractor running a camera through Ottawa’s sewer lines.City Hall says National ...
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