If you're struggling to pay your mortgage or rent due to the pandemic, you can apply for assistance through the State of Illinois.

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Evidence is key to solving a crime. Ottawa Police believe they have found the man responsible for two north side robberies. Video and physical evidence may point to 48-year old Steven Willett of Aurora. More evidence was discovered in a south side Ottawa residence and in rural Sheridan. Arre…

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    It's an event Starved Rock Country experienced Monday afternoon. It's a derecho started in western Iowa and steamrolled the Illinois Valley around mid-afternoon. It left evidence of its passing all around. About 21,000 were left without power in LaSalle, Peru and Oglesby.  Ottawa had - a…

  It's a term not heard here often. Derecho. The National Weather Service defines it as a mature, organized thunderstorm system  producing particularly damaging downbursts. The storm came through Starved Rock Country between 2 and 3:30 Monday. Most every town and village has a story to tell …

A truck overturned in front of Advantage Logistics in Oglesby. According to an official who spoke with News Director Jeremy Aitken, a man with significant blood loss was trapped in the cab, and flammables were leaking from the truck. A woman and an off-duty officer helped him; damaged phone …

A Mendota woman has been picked up on a Domestic Battery charge. 20-year-old Hannah Olson was arrested just before 2:00 Sunday morning. They found her in the intersection of Washington Street and Main Street.

    Typical summer weather expected across Starved Rock Country today (Sunday) and Monday. Heat and humidity will increase creating a “feel like” temperature near 100, and, in some spots, over 100. This will repeat again on Monday.

    Burning charcoal against the plastic siding on a house........not good. In fact, it brought Oglesby firemen to 415 School around 6:30 Saturday night. The charcoal started some plastic siding burning. Chief Ron Popurella put the fire out with a garden hose.

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    Ottawa businesses with Class B, D, E, or R liquor licenses must close daily at 10pm. This is in a new executive order from Mayor Dan Aussem issued Saturday. It affects any restaurant, bar, gaming parlor, clubs or any other entity with the above licenses.

    Strong double-digit gains in coronavirus Saturday in LaSalle County and Bureau registers a third death. La Salle County Health Department's Jenny Barrie said 47 persons are now newly confirmed with coronavirus. There were four of each sex under age 13, four females in their teens and sev…

   Eleven agencies – one local - searched Friday for a man who hit a Lee County squad car. The Lee County Sheriff's office says 34-year old Donald Powell has now likely left the area. Police pursuit of Powell started in Rock Falls and struck a Lee County Deputy's car later. The deputy did no…

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