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Ottawa Restaurant Honored For Performance

OTTAWA – The employees of an Ottawa restaurant have the chance to earn part of a $50,000 reward in February. The Culver’s Restaurant announced that their location in Ottawa was one of five within the company to participate in the Culver’s Crew Challenge. Owner Bobby Maier said

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Compeer Fund Donates to IVCC Ag Program

OGLESBY – The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America made a $5,000 donation to provide technology upgrades for Illinois Valley Community College’s agriculture program. Compeer insurance officer Ryan Leifheit of Ottawa presented a symbolic check to IVCC President Jerry Corcoran and

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Jury to get Cusick case

OTTAWA – Attorneys gave their finals arguments Friday morning in the trial of a former Ottawa fireman accused of drowning his wife. The prosecution claims 52-year-old Kenneth Cusick is responsible for the murder of his wife Tracy in 2006.  The LaSalle County States Attorney’s say

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Spring Valley Man Dies in Wednesday Crash

MCNABB – A Spring Valley man is dead after a crash on Wednesday near the community of McNabb.  According to the Putnam County Death Investigator, Bob Cofoid, said that 81-year-old Henry “Hank” S. Bland was traveling north on Illinois Route 89 when for unknown reasons he entered

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