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Memorial Wall Coming to Paw Paw School

PAW PAW – A memorial wall is being established at the entrance of Paw Paw High School. The wall is for families to remember loved ones who have attended Paw Paw School and for individuals who have an attachment to the schools and want to leave a lasting legacy. Paw prints that will display

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Local Unemployment Drops

OTTAWA – Local unemployment rates have decreased since last month. According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, LaSalle County is seeing rates to those of December’s at 7.2 percent, over a percent decrease compared to last month. Putnam County’s rates have also

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More Radium Cleanup Soon For Ottawa

OTTAWA – A site contaminated with radium in Ottawa is scheduled for cleanup later this year. City Engineer and Director of Community Development David Noble says the Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Emergency Management Association will clean up portions of a property

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Staff Reductions Coming To Paw Paw School

PAW PAW – Paw Paw High School has begun to announce staff cuts. This is due to the deactivation of the high school and the move to send students to Indian Creek next year, many positions will be eliminated or have reduced hours. The Paw Paw School Board stated that they may change a job

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Murder Charges Filed in Infants Death

OTTAWA- A LaSalle man is facing three murder charges after allegedly suffocating his infant son with a pillow on Sunday.   LaSalle Police say 23 year-old Kenneth N. Herbst has first degree murder charges stemming from an incident in the 900 block of Grant Street in LaSalle.   Court documents

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