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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 ...
John R. Lazar, 71, of Ottawa passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at his home.Funeral Ceremony will be held at 1:00 pm Monda...
Indian Creek 6, Marquette 4 (8 innings)OTTAWA – Indian Creek took advantage of Marquette errors down the stretch, rally...
Mendota 14, Marquette 2OTTAWA – The home opener for Marquette did not go at all according to plan.Mendota scored 11 run...
John "JP" Padilla, 62, of Ottawa passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center.Funeral se...
Mary Jane Damman, 97, of Ottawa, died on Thursday, March 26, at Pleasant View. Private services were arranged through the Mue...
Eugene R. Anderson, 70, of El Paso, Illinois passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at El Pasco Healthcare.Graveside memorial se...
Seven people are running for four commissioner seats on the Marseilles City Council and they explained why they’re runn...
OTTAWA -- Baserunning mistakes were the story for Ottawa in their season opener Wednesday, a 6-5 loss to Moline at Peck Park....
The final phase of tree planting in Ottawa starts Thursday. The project is paid for with the Illinois Transportation Enhancem...
Ottawa – Patricia Smith, age 54, of Ottawa, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center.Priv...
An Ottawa committee has moved one step closer in the process of building a recreation and community center. Representatives f...
Bed-and-breakfasts in Ottawa could be operated by someone other than an on-site owner, if the City Council adopts a recommend...
PATRICIA A. TWAITJuly 25, 1928 - March 20, 2015 Patricia Ann Twait, 86, of Ottawa formerly of Sheridan died Friday morning, M...
The people who organized the River City Film Festival say they adapted it for their hometown where not a lot of people have e...
Joan (Wood) Landis, 74, passed away Tuesday evening, March 17, 2015 at the Ottawa Pavilion.A memorial service is planned for ...
The city of Ottawa and LaSalle County are preparing a pact in which the county will hire a contractor to fix up some formerly...
The Ottawa Fire Department was going to sell an old ambulance to a scrapper.But the vehicle has some life left in it after al...
The new principal at Jefferson Elementary School starts July 1. Nathaniel Pinter has been in education for 15 years. Pinter s...
If the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs clean soil to replace radioactive soil for an upcoming cleanup in Ottawa, t...
OTTAWA – George F. Roeder of Ottawa, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the LaSalle Veterans Home.Funeral services ...
OTTAWA – Marquette head coach Todd Hopkins picked up his 400th career victory as the Crusaders rolled past Newark 11-2 ...
Margaret (Hall) Mettille, 80, of Ottawa, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Pleasant View Luther Home.Funeral Servi...
Ronald Grieves, 64, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away Tuesday March 17, 2015 at his home.Mass will be held 10:00 AM Friday Marc...
There was an extensive hearing Tuesday on how much probable cause is needed to execute a search warrant. Judge Michael C. Ja...
Rose Marie (Brucki) Linn, 82, of Ottawa, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015 at her home.Memorial services will be at 6 p.m...
Meet an Ottawan who hails from the Emerald Isle - John Casey has lived in Ottawa since arriving on July 4, 1952. Hear his sto...
OTTAWA – Jerry Robert Jeffries, age 78, of Ottawa, passed away Monday morning, March 16, 2015 at his home.Funeral servi...
Mary Ann Spenny, 79, of Ottawa passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 at Pleasant View.Funeral Service will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday...
Dale Franklin Reynolds, 80, of Marble Hill, Mo., passed away on March 14, 2015, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girard...
Frank Polancic of Chicago, a native of Ottawa, has co-written a new victory song for the Chicago Cubs and is in the final eig...
OTTAWA – Isaac Gassman was a unanimous selection to the Northern Illinois Big 12 West boys’ basketball all-confer...
SHERIDAN – Paul Friede, age 25, of Sheridan, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center.Mem...
OTTAWA – Tristan Cunha is taking his talents to the Alleghenies.The Ottawa senior, who starred on the boys’ socce...
For the first time, the City of Ottawa will be showcased at the 2015 Chicago Flower and Garden Show. Ottawa partnered with He...
BRADENTON, FLORIDA – May Etta Bon Durant, age 92, of Bradenton, Florida, formerly of Marseilles, passed away Tuesday, M...
Dorothy Love, 101, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away Monday, March 9, 2015 at Ottawa Pavilion.Funeral Ceremony will be held at ...
If Mother Nature cooperates, the community gardens in Ottawa will open for the second season on April 1. Owner of Garden&rsq...
OTTAWA – Kendall Kaufmann was a unanimous first team All-Tri County Conference selection.The Marquette senior averaged ...
TRACK AND FIELDBRAIDWOOD – Streator placed second of five teams Tuesday in a meet at Reed-Custer High School.The Bulldo...
Lawrence Bottom, 63, of Ottawa, died Monday night, March 9, 2015 at Rivershores Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Marse...
After a decade of serving as President and CEO of the hospital in Ottawa, Bob Chaffin is retiring. Director of Marketing and ...
Tuesday night at 7 o'clock at Central Intermediate School, the Public Policy Team of the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce ...
PERU – The Ottawa Dolphins competed in the NW District/Junior District Championship Meet over the weekend, with the 67 ...
Agnes V. Battistelli, 85, of Ottawa passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Ottawa Pavilion surrounded by her loving family.Ma...
The railroad crossing on N. 2871st Road between E. Norris Drive and Canal Road in Ottawa is closing Thursday morning. The wor...
Thomas Landers, 94, of Ottawa, Illinois passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Park Pointe Healthcare, in MorrisMass will be ...
Mary Lucille Baker, 88, of Ottawa passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Pleasant View.Mass of Christian Burial will be held1...
Robert “Jim” James Fricke, 83, of Seneca passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving...
A Chicago man will be sentenced on April 23 for his role in a home invasion and residential burglary on Ottawa’s west s...
Ottawa city council candidates and the mayor are expected to have time to answer at least a dozen questions next Tuesday nigh...
The Ottawa City Council has authorized legal action over some property in the 600 block of Columbus St. Mayor Bob Eschbach ...
The Easter Seals of LaSalle & Bureau Counties' 6th annual Black & White Ball was a success. Director of Development, Trac...
MOLINE – A dismal first half dashed Ottawa’s playoff hopes as the third-seeded Pirates fell to No. 2 Moline 63-53...
Ottawa’s yard waste drop-off program will be back April 1 with no changes from last year.City Commissioner Dale Baxter ...
The Ottawa Plan Commission is being asked to change the zoning rules for bed-and-breakfast operations.Mayor Bob Eschbach says...
Ottawa city officials estimate a $914,000 yearly loss if Gov. Rauner cuts funding to cities to help straighten out state ...
“I’ve been attacked and my house is a mess.” Those were the words a west side Ottawa woman said to a 911 di...
The United Way of Eastern LaSalle County has almost $84,000 to put toward emergency food and shelter.Local programs that ...
Both sides are still talking, but they don’t appear to be close to a settlement in the dispute over how to take care of...
OTTAWA – Marquette senior Kendall Kaufmann has been named to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Special Mentio...
Robert J. Muller, 91, of Ottawa, died on Monday morning, March 2, 2015 at OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center.Funeral services...
Glennie M. Anderson, 78, of LaSalle, formerly of Ottawa, died Sunday evening, March 1, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in...
Friday's Postseason ScoresThe Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALL1A Armstrong RegionalChampionshipMilford 25, Fisher 23, OT1A...
Friday's ScoresThe Associated PressAREA BOYS BASKETBALLNorthern Illinois Big 12Ottawa 64, LaSalle-Peru 54DeKalb 60, Yorkv...
Ottawa has a lot more park space to maintain that it did just a decade ago.Public Property Commissioner Dan Aussem says it mi...
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...
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