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Four teens charged with church burglaries, vandalism

Three church break-ins, with damage reported inside two of them, were linked to four teenage boys, Ottawa police investigator said this afternoon.Detectives processed three scenes and collected potential evidence after two reported burglaries June 25 to churches in the 900 block of Columbus Street a


American Queen Steamboat coming to Ottawa

An agreement was passed with North Central Illinois Council of Governments for the city’s pre-disaster mitigation plan, and as part of that plan the city agreed to purchase a backup generator for the police and fire departments from Patten Power.Bids costing about $15,000 total were approved for the


In-home drowning case expected this year

Cusick, 50, of Ottawa appeared for a status hearing on his pending charge of first-degree murder (20-60 years in prison, no probation) for the drowning of his wife Tracy Lynn in 2006.


Minooka Community High School, Minooka, Illinois - July 2018

Minooka Community High School is a 9-12 school in District 111, and is located at 301 S Wabena Avenue in Minooka, Illinois. There are currently 112 homes for sale ranging from $15,000 to $2,747,500.


Two Ottawa residents charged with home invasion

OTTAWA —Jaleel R. Berry, 26, andGavin R. Dixon, 21, both of Ottawa, no addresses provided, were charged with one count of home invasion, a Class X felony, and one count of criminal trespass to a residence, a Class 4 felony, Ottawa police said.


Illinois Valley police are busting more out-of-area drug dealers with guns

The table groaned under the weight of guns of all shapes and sizes, but the one that Kurt Pastirik reached for wasn’t a confiscated assault weapon but rather a 9mm pistol that looked police-issue.That gun, however, didn’t belong to a cop — it was used against one.A Rockford-area parolee had fired at


Carretto sells all winning Ottawa fireworks raffle tickets

Next year, if you buy a $20 ticket for Ottawa First’s annual Independence Day Fireworks Raffle, consider seeking out Bob Carretto to buy it from.


LaMoille man dead in grain bin accident

LAMOILLE — A LaMoille man was pronounced dead at the scene of a grain bin accident late Tuesday night, LaMoille Fire Chief Brent Becker said.Formal notification was pending from the Bureau County Sheriff’s Office, but the deceased has been identified as Roger L. Cogdal, 73, of LaMoille.Merritt Funer


Joliet Man Injured, Arrested for DUI Drugs Following Sandwich Accident; Three Juvenile Passengers Also Injured

A Joliet man was arrested for DUI - Drugs following an accident that injured him and three juvenile passengers in his vehicle in Sandwich on Monday.According to the Sandwich Police Department, officers were dispatched to a single vehicle accident in the area of Lions Rd. and Millington Rd. at around


Long-haul truck driver disappears in Dixon, IL

Family members have not heard from Austin Jones, 24, of Monticello, Kentucky since June 24.


Garbage truck catches fire in Spring Valley

A garbage truck fire required a response from the Spring Valley fire department Tuesday morning.Spring Valley fire responded shortly before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday to the alley between St. Paul and Devlin streets, near Taylor Street where smoke and flames were coming from the top of a garbage truck, fire


9 men, 3 women to decide Andersen murder

“I’m pleased with what we’ve got selected along with the timeline,” Judge Stephen Kouri said, praising the dedication of the newly seated jury along with those who didn’t make the cut.


Military digs into canal reshaping project at Ottawa

Arnie Bandstra, president of the Ottawa Canal Association, urged donors to continue pledging contributions toward the $200,000 fundraising goal, which would be a great way to celebrate Illinois’ upcoming birthday on Dec. 3.


Arrests made in Ottawa home invasion

Ottawa police responded to a home in the 400 block of Windsor Drive, where they learned men entered the home and battered an occupant, then left. Witnesses described the suspects' vehicle, which detectives spotted and pulled over, arresting Jaleel R. Berry, 26, and Gavin R. Dixon, 21.


Man Airlifted After Semi-Tractor Transmission Falls Near Sheridan

The man, who was not further identified, was apparently working on the semi-tractor, when the transmission fell.


DePue man arrested for heroin delivery

DEPUE — Joshua M. Trahan, 36, of DePue was arrested on June 29 on a LaSalle County warrant for unlawful delivery of a controlled substance (heroin), a Class 1 felony. The arrest warrant was obtained with the assistance of the LaSalle County State’s Attorney’s Office following an investigation into h


Oswego Police Officials Investigating Criminal Trespass Incident at Thompson Junior High School in Boulder Hill

Information provided in this report has been obtained from area authorities, including but not limited to local police, fire and emergency dispatch officials. Information is sourced only from official sources of public information unless otherwise stated. Subjects listed who have been charged or cit


Ottawa business group donates $500 for dugout safety fencing

“It was just a freak thing,” he said. But even so, the decision was to prevent it from happening again by having chain-link fence installed over the openings. All Types Fence of Streator did the job in six days.


2 Struck By Lightning At Fireworks Show

SHERIDAN, IL — Two people were struck by lightning just before a fireworks show in Sheridan, according to reports. The incident happened Wednesday night in LaSalle County.


3 injured by lightning around 2 Illinois fireworks displays

The Sheridan Fire Department says two people, including a young girl, were struck by lightning at a baseball field ahead of a scheduled fireworks display in the village of Sheridan, about 55 miles (88 kilometers) southwest of Chicago. The show was canceled.