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Mendota Police Chief Announces Retirement

MENDOTA – The long time Chief of the Mendota Police Department announced he will be retiring.   Chief Thomas L. Smith is ending his 21 year career as head of the force in February of 2019. The 1969 graduate of Ridgewood High School in Norridge attended Triton College before joining the

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Area Roads Closed Due to Flooding

OTTAWA – The recent rains have caused some area roadways to be closed due to the high water. Green and Champlain Streets in Ottawa were flooded with water from the Fox River, while the Illinois River has caused Dee Bennett Road to be closed from Utica to the LaSalle County Nursing Home, and

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Missing Teen Safe

GRANVILLE – A teen that has been missing since Saturday from Granville has been confirmed found safe by Granville Police.   The investigation continues as to her whereabouts, however, no arrests have been made and no other

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Rains Cause Flooding Concerns Along Rivers

OTTAWA – Heavy rains have caused the National Weather Service to issue flood warnings along the Illinois and Fox Rivers on Tuesday.  In Ottawa the river was 465.4 feet which is two feet above flood stage.  Major flooding is forecast rising nearly another six feet by early Thursday

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