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8 People Injured on Horse Carriage Ride

LASALLE –  Several people were injured in a horse carriage accident in Eastern LaSalle County over the weekend. LaSalle County Deputies responded to a call from a resort near Sheridan for a carriage that was overturned after the horses were spooked. Eight individuals were transported to

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Missing Man

A number of public service agencies are currently searching for Sherman “Skip” Hall, of the Ottawa area, and who is missing and is in need of his prescription medicine.  Skip is 6 feet tall, about 135 pounds with gray hair and green eyes.  If you have seen him or know where he is,

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Woman Airlifted From Two Vehicle Accident

SANDWICH – An Oswego woman was injured after a two vehicle crash in Northeast LaSalle County.  The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office states that around 7:30 Friday morning, 49 year old Wanda I. Santiago, of Oswego, was at the intersection of Millhurt Road and East 30th Road just south

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Crossing Repairs Begin Monday

  ARLINGTON – The railroad has announced that a busy crossing in Bureau County will be closed for a week starting July 9th for repairs.  BNSF states that Route 89 in Arlington will be detoured around the closure for crossing upgrades and repairs.  Signs will be posted when the

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Social Media Helps Solve Ottawa Burglary

OTTAWA – A fifth person is being charged in connection to a residential burglary that occurred in Ottawa. The Ottawa Police Department were called to the 1100 block of First Avenue on the morning of May 29th for a report of stolen items taken from the residence while the occupants were

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Andersen Trial Set to Start Next Week

HENNEPIN – A trial of a Putnam County man accused of the murder of his sister-in-law is set to begin next week. 68-year-old Clifford Andersen, of Standard has been charged with 1st degree murder and concealment of death of his sister-in-law Deborah Dewey in 2016. In a pre-trial hearing held

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Two Arrested for Ottawa Bank Robbery

CHICAGO – The US Department of Justice says two people have been arrested in connection with the robbery of an Ottawa bank. The FBI and U.S Attorneys say that 41-year-old James D. Williams, and 21-year-old Alexis T. Handelman, both of Bartlett, are charged with robbing the Old Second Bank

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Stolen Vehicle Recovered by Ottawa Police

STREATOR – A stolen vehicle has been recovered after a traffic stop in Ottawa.  Streator Police say that Wednesday shortly after 9 AM a resident in the 100 block of West Boys Street reported a vehicle was stolen overnight.  Streator Police say the vehicle was located later by the Ottawa

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