The first touch a truck event at Ottawa Friendship Days was conducted Sunday to the delight of several children who got the opportunity to climb in and out of police and emergency vehicles, large trucks and farm tractors, among others.
Hundreds turned out to to support one of the largest fundraisers in the Illinois Valley. The 17th annual Cops 4 Cancer benefit Saturday, July 31, 2021, was conducted in Cedar Point. The charity has been able to distribute more than a million dollars to help individuals and families battling the emotional and financial costs of cancer.
Nearly two dozen children participated at the 19th annual Carus Summer Science Camp on Friday, July 30, 2021. The camp of La Salle, Bureau and Putnam counties students, provides them with a foundation of STEM skills. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math.