Residents can meet the Marseilles mayoral and commissioner candidates at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at the Marseilles Lions Club and hear about their platforms.
The Marseilles Police Department soon will be without Chief Brian Faber for the first time since 1998.
The music in downtown Ottawa and La Salle changes with the seasons, with Christmas music in the winter and bright, cheerful tunes in the summer.
The Ottawa Elementary School Board approved a $315,000 purchase for new intercoms at Jefferson and Shepherd schools during Tuesday’s board meeting.
Ottawa mayoral candidates answered questions about the pandemic shutdown, Jackson Street and riverfront projects and canal rewatering, among other topics Monday.
Ottawa High School student artists will have the opportunity to show off their artistry for the Fine Arts Festival, which runs Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week.
Ten of the 11 Ottawa commissioner candidates participated in a forum Friday with questions about the Carus Chemical storage facility at South Towne Mall, downtown parking, riverfront development and the prospect of Home Rule, among other topics.
Heritage Harbor Resort in Ottawa broke ground Thursday afternoon on three new low-maintenance homes as part of its new Harbor Village neighborhood.
All three shifts of Ottawa firefighters and Mayor Dan Aussem have toured the section of South Towne Mall used by Lotz Logistics to store potassium permanganate and other chemicals from Carus Chemicals LLC, the mayor says.
The Ottawa City Council placed an agreement on file Tuesday that would put management and maintenance of the new Riordan Pool in the hands of the Ottawa YMCA.
A newly constructed Riordan Pool is still tentatively planned to open on Memorial Day weekend.
Marseilles was awarded $600,000 in Open Space Land Acquisition and Development grant funding to enhance Broadway Park with a new basketball court, a pickleball court and a splash pad, among other projects.
Ottawa residents can look forward to an enhanced Allen Park in the future after Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources selected the city’s application for a $506,000 Open Space Land Acquisition Development grant.
CL Real Estate lays out plans for La Salle Street buildings and intention to rent out additional storefronts.
Ottawa looks different since Kim Czyz was appointed to the position of the mayor’s assistant by Forrest Buck in 1997, and she’s played an important role in why the city has changed so much.