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No Evacuations Yet for Marseilles

MARSEILLES – The Illinois River is expected to crest Thursday afternoon, and officials in Marseilles are keeping a watchful eye on how high the waters will rise. Plans are in place for portions of the community to undergo a mandatory evacuation if the river reaches 24.6 feet according to

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Flooding Closes Roads; Schools

  OTTAWA – Ottawa High School and Woodland School will be closed on Thursday due to a number of roads near the campus closed due to flooding. Other area roads, like Sandy Cosgrove Road in Peru Township, developed a sink hole and was closed due to washing out. Bottom Road, south of the

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North Utica declares state of emergency

UTICA – The Village of North Utica is declaring a state of emergency due to rising waters on the Illinois River. The current forecast for the Illinois River at the Starved Rock Lock and Dam shows that the river is rising over to 465 ft during the early morning hours of Friday, two feet

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