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Strong winds forecast for Wednesday night

OTTAWA – The National Weather Service has forecast potentially damaging winds for North Central Illinois Wednesday night into Thursday.   Gusts up to 60 mph are predicted, especially in areas north of I-80.   The winds out of the southwest are expected to down tree limbs and possibly

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Chess tables unveiled in Ottawa

OTTAWA – Park goers in Ottawa will be able to play chess and checkers thanks to a new community project.   Washington Park had a ribbon cutting Tuesday on the two new stone chess tables.  The project was the brainchild of Ottawa 8th grader Eleanor Hasty. Eleanor said, “I want it to

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Earlville school moves to remote learning

EARLVILLE – An uptick in positive COVID-19 cases has forced Earlville School District to transition to remote learning.   It was announced on Monday that they have a total of 17 positive cases and 88 close contacts.  Remote learning will continue for the rest of the week, with all sports

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