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No Evacuations Yet for Marseilles

MARSEILLES – The Illinois River is expected to crest Thursday afternoon, and officials in Marseilles are keeping a watchful eye on how high the waters will rise. Plans are in place for portions of the community to undergo a mandatory evacuation if the river reaches 24.6 feet according to

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Flooding Closes Roads; Schools

  OTTAWA – Ottawa High School and Woodland School will be closed on Thursday due to a number of roads near the campus closed due to flooding. Other area roads, like Sandy Cosgrove Road in Peru Township, developed a sink hole and was closed due to washing out. Bottom Road, south of the

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