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Congestion on Veterans Memorial Bridge on Route 23 in Ottawa could be a problem all summer after construction began earlier this week.
Police are asking for orderly demonstration on the heels of Friday's abortion ruling. Local chiefs also have directed patrol officers to patrol houses of worship and watch for vandalism.
A 72-year-old Ottawa man was issued citations Friday, including pertaining to violating Scott’s Law, on Interstate 80 between Ottawa and Marseilles, said Illinois State Police District 17.
Summer festivals, outdoor concerts, car shows, theater performances and fun runs among the weekend's top activities in the Illinois Valley — and of course, fireworks!
Sewer repair work is expected to begin 7 a.m. Monday, June 27, on the 700 block of Chestnut Street in Ottawa.
The Red Sox played the Rangers in the title game during the Ottawa 12U baseball tournament on Friday, June 24, 2022 at Library Park in Ottawa.
Ottawa First is hosting a donation drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the intersection of Norris Drive and Route 23, where volunteers will be seeking donations for the Fourth of July fireworks.
A convicted Ottawa murderer with eight years left on his sentence has asked to be paroled early.
A La Salle County jury deliberated less than 30 minutes Wednesday and convicted 29-year-old Jacob Farmer, of Morris, of battery and resisting/obstructing, both misdemeanors, for his role in injuring security officer Jim Knoblauch on March 8, 2021.
Ottawa Elementary’s school board acknowledged Tuesday that Lincoln School is in desperate need of air conditioning to follow suit with the rest of the district, although there’s some challenges in cooling down the old building.
The W. D. Boyce Council, Boys Scouts of America, will celebrate its 50th birthday in 2023.
The Ottawa City Council approved a $24,750 agreement Tuesday to have Chamlin and Associates design a new wheelchair-accessible fishing pier at Allen Park.
Reconstruction of Spring Street on Ottawa’s South Side is expected to begin at 7 a.m. Monday, June 27, between Route 71 south to the intersection at West Van Buren Street.
There will be a public meeting in Ottawa this fall in September or October to discuss the details of the Community Development Block Grant and assist with the application process.
Two motorists were ticketed, and one injured, following a two-vehicle crash at 7:55 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Route 23 and North 18th Road, north of Streator, La Salle County Sheriff’s Office said.