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Thomas Richard Wilcox, 72, of Ottawa, Illinois, passed away Monday, October 28, 2013, at LaSalle County Nursing Home in Ottaw...
Anna Cole, 90, of South Dakota, formerly of Ottawa, Illinois, passed away Monday, November 4, 2013, at Winner Long Term Care ...
Charles Lewis Wagner1932-2013Charles Lewis Wagner, 81, of Ottawa died on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the LaSalle Veteran&rs...
Shirley (Morphew) Hoffman1930-2013Shirley (Morphew) Hoffman, 83, of Ottawa, died Saturday morning, November 2, 2013 at the Mo...
Contractors for the City of Ottawa say more streets need to be closed for sewer work being done on the west side. On Monday, ...
Ronald “Dale” Russell, 63, of Marseilles, Illinois, died Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at Loyola Hospital in Maywood...
Seneca’s police dispatching will soon be handled by Grundy County. Chief Ray Meglan says people who call 911 won’...
Someone hauling a sandy powder through Ottawa arrived with a lighter load than he or she started with Wednesday.The powder sp...
The east side of Ottawa is officially a historic district. The National Park Service and the Illinois Historic Preservation A...
Robert W. Warren, Sr., 77, of Seneca, Illinois, passed away Monday, October 28, 2013, at Morris Hospital.Funeral Service for ...
For several days this week, people will see smoke coming from the homes that are left in the center Ottawa flats.Ottawa Fire ...
As fire fighters set and put out fires for practice this week, people who used to live in the center Ottawa flats are giving ...
Edla L. (Yager) Ruggles1915 – 2013Edla Ruggles, 98, of Ottawa died Thursday, October 24, at LaSalle County Nursing Home...
Every student Ottawa radio spoke with after Friday morning’s anti-bullying assembly said bullying was a big problem at ...
Sewer work will be done in Ottawa the week of October 28 to November 1. City Hall says the 800 and 900 blocks of Ottawa Ave. ...
The Ottawa Police Department is participating in a nationwide prescription drug disposal day Saturday.People who have old pre...
Mary Ann Simcich, 75, of Ottawa, Illinois, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2013, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peori...
The United Way of Eastern LaSalle County kicked off its annual fundraising campaign with a party at JJ’s Pub in Ottawa ...
A recently retired medical technician is collecting signatures to run in the Democratic primary for Congress in the 16th Illi...
There’s a fall festival in Ottawa this weekend. Ottawa is Blooming Committee members Stephanie Stacy and Melissa Ruvulc...
Vera Cote “Jiggy” Tripodi, 94, of Ottawa, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at LaSalle County Nurs...
Ottawa has updated its awning ordinance.Mayor Bob Eschbach says a lot of building owners who want to put up awnings have had ...
The United Way of Eastern LaSalle County’s annual fundraising goal is $445,000. United Way’s Katherine Conrad...
Amelia “Mickey” Moats , 81, of Naplate, passed away Monday morning, October 21, 2013, at her home.Mass of Christi...
The 2400 block of Columbus Street in Ottawa will be down to one lane starting Tuesday. The Illinois Department of Transportat...
The Salvation Army in Ottawa needs about 3,000 people to ring bells next to the red kettles this Christmas season. Captain Qu...
Mr. Aaron K. Weitzel, 65 of Ottawa, formerly of Deer Park Township, died Saturday, October 19, 2013 at OSF St. Francis Medica...
For now, the city of Ottawa is keeping its leaf vacuum program.Streets Commissioner Dale Baxter talked earlier this year abou...
Playground equipment will be put in the new Hollywood Park at Deleon and Mulberry streets in Ottawa in the spring.Public Prop...
Douglas J. Holland, 56, of Deer Park Township, died Thursday, October 17, 2013 at his home.Mass of Christian Burial will be a...
A contractor is about to start phase two in the project to fix a longtime west side Ottawa sewer problem.Public Property Comm...
A cell tower could be put up in the 400 block of W. Joliet in Ottawa.Property owner Don Liebhart and Illinois Valley Cellular...
Almost a dozen grade school students from the Ottawa area took a tour of city buildings last weekend.Then they sat by city co...
A new Ottawa city ordinance sets fines up to $500 for people who illegally dump things other than yard waste in the yard ...
Helen Irene Holtzman, 85, of Ottawa , died Tuesday night, October 15, at the Ottawa Pavilion.Funeral Services will be at 11 a...
Ottawa on Stage was supposed to put on the musical Annie in December, but it’s been canceled. Annie requires a big cast...
Someone bought a big winning lottery ticket in Ottawa last Friday. The player matched all 12 numbers on the Illinois Lottery&...
Helen (Rubenaker) Holtzman1928 – 2013Helen Irene Holtzman, 85, of Ottawa , died Tuesday night, October 15, at the Ottaw...
A wheelchair ramp is being built alongside the veterans memorial in Ottawa’s Washington Park.It’s an Eagle Scout ...
The Illinois law that lets hospitals reduce their property taxes by the amount of charity care they provide is costing the Ot...
A more than 70-year old ban on selling liquor on Ottawa’s south side ended last night with a City Council vote.Mayor Bo...
Ottawa Police Chief Brent Roalson says police have no evidence that a drug concoction called krokodil is being distributed in...
The Salvation Army is taking applications for their Christmas assistance program. Captain Quentin Boyle says they helped a lo...
One plan for a Jordan block hotel died about 12 years ago when it failed to draw enough investors.But the idea of putting a h...
Stephanie Stacy has almost six months to get ready for people to start planting in Ottawa’s new community garden. The O...
A Servant’s Heart Community Kitchen is changing their hours.The new hours are from 11:30 to 12:30, Monday through Frida...
Ottawa fire fighters are wearing pink shirts this month. Their normal uniform shirt color is blue.Sometimes, they wear red in...
Emmett J. McConville, 86, of Earlville, died Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Mendota Community Hospital. He was born November 1...
Water mains are being flushed and fire hydrants are being inspected in Ottawa. The schedule provided by City Hall for the wee...
Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach says more than 2,000 jobs were created in the city north of Interstate 80 during the last decade.Bu...
Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach describes the Jordan Block and the former Central School property as providing an unprecedented eco...
A new electronic monitoring system goes live this month in the intensive care unit at OSF Saint Elizabeth Hospital. The new p...
Edward Lewis Pearson1929-2013Edward Lewis Pearson, 83, of Ottawa, died Tuesday October 8, 2013, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical ...
The fourth annual America Needs Fatima Public Square Rosary observance will be held in Ottawa’s Washington Park this Sa...
Nearly everybody Ottawa Radio spoke to in downtown Ottawa Tuesday afternoon felt the partial federal government shutdown is a...
An Ottawa man has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and faces a minimum five-year prison sentence when he goe...
Susan Sack, a spokeswowan from the group trying to stop the Rock Island Clean Line project, says private companies should nev...
Connor James Allen, 23, of Normal, formerly of Ottawa, Illinois, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013, at his home.Mass of C...
Dale D. Rabe1924- 2013Dale Rabe, 89, of Ottawa, died Saturday morning, October 5, at the Ottawa Pavilion.Funeral services wil...
Governor Quinn has released $955,000 to cities and townships in LaSalle County to help with local infrastructure projects...
Some area artists won ribbons in a State Town and Country Amateur Art Show in Champaign last month. The Ottawa Art League say...
The 64-room Hampton Inn on Ottawa’s north side is now the Hampton Inn Starved Rock.General Manager Tina Wright says the...
Ottawa On Stage is holding its auditions for Annie Tuesday, October 8 and Thursday, October 10 from 6:30pm to 9pm at First Pr...
The Ottawa City Council plans to give tax increment financing benefits to a business that might build along Champlain St. jus...
Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach is asking for public comment on an ordinance to allow liquor licenses on the south side.He says onl...
Leola E. Knoll, 85, of Fall River Township, passed away Sunday, September 29, 2013, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ot...
Brian D. Thompson, 32, of Ottawa, passed away Sunday, September 29, 2013.Funeral Service for Brian will be at 2:30 p.m. on Th...
There are two different recycling events in the area this weekend. One of them is hosted by State Sen. Sue Rezin and is sched...
Ottawa fire fighters put out a garage fire on the west side this morning.A two-car garage with two cars in it was on fire in ...
Ottawa’s annual fire hydrant flushing program continues on the north side this week. Today, hydrants will be flushed on...
Cindy “Cid” Rogers, 58, of Batavia, formerly of Ottawa, passed away after a long and courageous fight with cancer...
Brian D. Thompson, a 32-year old Ottawa man, died in a motorcycle accident Sunday. According to Ottawa Police Chief Brent Roa...
Some pieces of the old Central School building might stay in Ottawa. City Engineer Dave Noble says the demolition contractor ...
Ottawa’s fire hydrant flushing program starts Monday. On Monday, they’ll flush east of the Fox River near the St....
Irene Fike, 93, of Aurora, formerly of Ottawa, where she resided most of her life, died Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at Count...
The Reddick Mansion Association is asking the city of Ottawa for about $5,700 in hotel-motel tax money to fix up Reddick ...
Ottawa city officials want to do something about builders blowing off required city inspections at construction sites.Buildin...
For the novice runner, finishing a 5K is scary enough, but the Ottawa Downtown Merchants Association has kicked-up the fright...
The stage version of Steel Magnolias is being performed in Ottawa this weekend. Ottawa on Stage Creative Director, Kris Pagor...
Abortion opponents are starting the annual 40 Days For Life vigil.On the Jordan Block in Ottawa Tuesday, Pro-Life Action Leag...
Ottawa got two special mentions in the America in Bloom contest.One is for transforming a concrete downtown into an area of h...
Ottawa fire fighters say nobody was hurt when a cooking fire spread from a stove to the rest of the kitchen in the 1500 block...
The Ottawa Elementary School Board decided to skip the bidding process and approved the purchase of a new boiler for Lincoln ...
The LaSalle County Health Department is starting its annual series of influenza and pneumonia vaccine clinics.The first one w...
Urie R. Kerwell, 79, of Marseilles passed away Friday, September 6, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family.A memori...
Andrea Lee Berger, 87, of Ottawa, Illinois, passed away Friday evening, August 30, 2013, at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.A priv...
James Andrew Bongartz, 83, of Ottawa, Illinois, passed away Friday, August 30, 2013, at Pinnacle Peak Assisted Living Home in...
Janice Alms, 75, of Marseilles, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in O...
Ottawa fire fighters put out two house fires on Parks Lane Friday morning.Fire Chief Jeff Newbury says a tree branch fell on ...
Cong. Adam Kinzinger officially announced his reelection bid Thursday.The Channahon Republican says it’s been one of hi...
Josephine D. “Josie” Viviani, 102, of Marseilles, passed away Sunday September 1, 2013 at Pleasant View. Mass of ...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency isn’t just trying to shift from cleanup to containment in Ottawa’s radio...
Next weekend will be time for another Illinois River Sweep.Local captain Katie Troccoli is inviting anyone interested in clea...
Three local pastors will perform weddings for free in Washington Park again this Saturday from 1pm to 5pm.Carl Hardie of Otta...
There’s a job fair in Bureau County next month. NCI Works, the Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Princeton Ch...
Ottawa’s city council has placed on file a land purchase arrangement for expanding the Ottawa Industrial Park.Cristal M...
The Ottawa Elementary School Board passed another deficit budget for fiscal year 2014. The budget showed revenue of $22.5...
United Way of Eastern LaSalle County’s Labor of Love is Saturday, October 5. This is the 22nd year of helping low-incom...
The man charged with shooting a man on a bridge in southern LaSalle County last month is also charged with invading a west si...
The firm the city of Ottawa hired to update the downtown and comprehensive plans suggests an amphitheater, or something like ...
Mary Ann Hanley, 91, of Ottawa, Illinois, passed away Friday, September 6, 2013, at Rivershores Healthcare and Rehabilitation...
Ottawa v. Marmion Acad. football pregame is on the air now!
The Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum will hold its inaugural Historic Housewalk Tour on Sunday, September 29. E...
A series of seven open houses for the proposed new LaSalle County Comprehensive Plan starts this Thursday, September 19. The ...
The second public forum meeting on Ottawa’s Comprehensive and Downtown Plan is Monday night. The meeting will continue ...
Amy Marie Ferguson, 45, of Marseilles, Illinois, was taken into the arms of her Savior on September 1, 2013.Funeral Service f...
The Ottawa Lady Pirates tennis team finished in 1st place in the Joliet Invitational over the weekend. Ottawa earned 35 point...
The Lady Pirate volleyball team kept their hot tournament play going as they finished 2nd in the Byron Tournament on Saturday...
Suzanne “Sue” Less, 62, of Ottawa, Illinois, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2013, at Horizon Hospice & Palliati...
City officials will announce Monday the rules and how much it costs to rent a plot for a community garden on E. Dayton Rd.The...
The city of Ottawa has about eight months left on a contract with its current Internet and telephone service provider.Finance...
City bus rides in Ottawa might not be free much longer.The City Council is considering a $1 charge for a ride. That&rsquo...
Ottawa City Hall could soon make some major revisions to the city zoning ordinance.That was last done in 1996. Mayor Bob Esch...
The Retail Coach thinks it can keep helping Ottawa and Ottawa City Hall wants the help. The Texas company has put together a ...
Ottawa City Hall is asking residents with sump pumps to make sure the pumps don’t discharge into any drain that goes in...
Ottawa area families that want to try their luck in community theater can plan for a casting call with Ottawa On Stage. Owner...
Five people are being considered for the 21st Century Scholar award from Illinois Valley Community College.The winner will be...
The PADS homeless shelters in Ottawa and Peru helped 280 people last season, and they’re getting ready for another seas...
Elsie Mills Beenenga1928 – 2013Elsie Mills Beenenga, 85, of Earlville, died Sunday August 18, 2013, at LaSalle County N...
Lee Rexroat, 62, of Grand Ridge, Illinois, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa...
Joseph S. Soltis, 79, of Ottawa, died Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Sa...
Shirley Ann McDonnell, 89, of Ottawa passed away Sunday morning, August 4, 2013, at Pleasant View Lutheran Home.Mass of Chris...
Harold “Dutch” Schaibley, 82, of Ottawa passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Pleasant View.Mass of Christian ...
Martha E. Seed, 59, of Ottawa passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.A memorial s...
Donna (Harret) Wilson, 75, of Waltham Twp. passed away, Tuesday afternoon, August 20, 2013 at OSF. St. Elizabeth Medical Cent...
Frances P. Loeffler, 89, of Wabash, Indiana, formerly of Ottawa, passed away Monday, August 5, 2013, at Miller’s Mary M...
Theresa (Bayuk) Bohler, 85, of Ottawa passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013 at her daughter’s home in Ottawa.Mass of Ch...
John W. Daw (Jack), 87, of Marseilles, passed away August 13, 2013, at his home.Funeral Service for Jack will be at 7:00 p.m....
Joanne Berta Rosencrans, 81, of Ottawa, Illinois, passed away Monday, August 12, 2013, at LaSalle County Nursing Home.Funeral...
Barbara M. (Frank) Myers1945~2013Barbara M. (Frank) Myers, 68, of Ottawa died Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Cabin Livin’...
Eva Katheleen “Kay” Stout, 90, of Ottawa, Illinois, formerly of Galesburg, died Sunday, August 11, 2013, at OSF S...
Gerald H. (Gerry) White passed away Friday, August 9, at Loyola Medical Center,with his family at his side, as a result of in...
Gilda (Gleim) Kinzer1928 - 2013Gilda Kinzer, 85, of Waltham Township, died Saturday afternoon, August 3, at the Ottawa Pavili...
OTTAWA – David L. Simmons, age 65, of Ottawa, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his l...
Winifred Frances Amadon, 88, of Ottawa, passed away July 19, 2013,at Pleasant View Lutheran Home, Ottawa. Memorial services w...
Janel S. White, 63, of Pekin passed away Friday, August 2, 2013 at Ottawa Pavilion.A memorial gathering in Janel’s hono...
Tami (Stricklin) Dresen1965-2013Tami Dresen, 48, of Ottawa, passed away on Monday night, August 26, 2013 at her home, surroun...
Ottawa On Stage is the name of a new production company that will put on its first play in Ottawa late next month. Kris Pagor...
The Ottawa Lady Pirates swim team started their season on a good note at the Pirate Puddle Wednesday night with a 60-33 win o...
State Senator Sue Rezin toured the ADM facility in Decatur this week.The Illinois Senate Republicans press office reports she...
The Ottawa boys soccer team earned a season opening 3-2 win on the road at IVC Tuesday. Christian Gutierrez scored two goals ...
Advanced Asphalt of Princeton will do this year’s street repaving in Ottawa.Streets Commissioner Dale Baxter says the c...
Some people who spend time at Heritage Harbor would like to ride golf carts around the place.It’s currently against Ott...
Ottawa City Hall is applying again for a state grant to make a pedestrian bridge over Interstate 80.Mayor Bob Eschbach says t...
Oil dropped off at used oil collections in LaSalle County used to be burned as fuel in factories.LaSalle County Environmental...
Ottawa police believe whoever tied a 92-year old west side woman to her bed and ransacked her home this morning had a reason ...
Two local women whose sons died of drug overdoses in 2011 are organizing another Overdose Drug Memory Walk. Lori Brown says s...
 
 
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