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Barge breaks free, strikes Ottawa bridge

OTTAWA – Authorities are monitoring the situation in Ottawa after a barge struck a bridge Tuesday.   The flooding of the Illinois River caused a barge upstream to break loose, coming to a rest against the northernmost support of the Veterans Bridge which carries Illinois Route 23.  A

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Library to offer curbside in LaSalle

LASALLE – LaSalle Mayor Jeff Grove announced that the LaSalle Public Library is preparing for curbside drop-off and pick-up. Grove mentioned this at Monday’s City Council meeting, as well as the library’s upcoming June program, Rolling Robotics. Registration for the program ends May

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