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City officials remind drivers of snow route rules in advance of another forecast storm

City officials remind drivers of snow route rules in advance of another forecast storm

Some city officials are giving snow route reminders in advance of the forecast snow for this weekend. Ottawa City Commissioner James Less wants people to understand the city’s snow route rules are in effect when there’s a forecast for two inches or more. Other cities may have different amounts. But in any case, cars may…

St. Sen. Rezin to continue is Republican leadership

St. Sen. Rezin to continue is Republican leadership

St. Sen. Sue Rezin will continue as the Illinois Senate Assistant Republican Leader. She’s been in that position since 2015. Rezin says it’s a great honor to continue focusing on reforms that will address the issues the state faces. Issues the party intends to work on include property taxes, reducing state spending, and reducing the…

New tech fee at Ottawa Elementary District schools

New tech fee at Ottawa Elementary District schools

The Ottawa Elementary School District Board of Education voted Tuesday to add a technology fee that all students will pay starting in the next school year. Supt. Cleve Threadgill hopes the $25 fee isn’t a burden on families. The district is expanding its STEM Programs and is set to open a virtual reality computer lab.…

Ottawa to go for new round of bids on canal water project

Ottawa to go for new round of bids on canal water project

Ottawa City Hall will take bids on finishing the Illinois and Michigan Canal water project. Commissioners Dan Aussem and James Less were outvoted, 3-2, in their opposition. Aussem says the project would be more affordable without rebuilding the canal trail alongside the water area under Illinois 23. Starved Rock Cycling Association President Don Dirks asked…

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TUESDAY ROUNDUP: Marquette holds off Putnam County for road Tri-County win

TUESDAY ROUNDUP: Marquette holds off Putnam County for road Tri-County win

BOYS BASKETBALL Marquette 62, Putnam County 59 GRANVILLE – Jack Snook led three Crusaders in double figures with 22 points. Chase Thumm added 18 points and Logan Komater chipped in 11 points for Marquette (17-2, 5-0), which earned its fifth straight win. Luke Carlson paced the Panthers (4-16, 1-4) with 23 points. Kaleb Wright added…

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lonzo Ball scored 19 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 17 and the Los Angeles Lakers won for just the fourth time since LeBron James suffered his groin injury with a 107-100 victory over the reeling Chicago Bulls. Ball, who also had eight rebounds and six assists, scored 13 points during the second…

MONDAY ROUNDUP: Ottawa defense stymies Sandwich

MONDAY ROUNDUP: Ottawa defense stymies Sandwich

BOYS BASKETBALL Ottawa 54, Sandwich 29 SANDWICH – Ottawa allowed a season low in points and led wire-to-wire in a non-conference road victory. Myles Tucker led three Pirates in double figures with 15 points. Dakota Deverteuil added 11 points and Wyatt Hill contributed 11 points and four assists for Ottawa (15-1). Carter Cech paced Sandwich…

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‘Seven shattered families’: 7 US law enforcement officers killed since Jan. 1

‘Seven shattered families’: 7 US law enforcement officers killed since Jan. 1

Birmingham Police Department(NEW YORK) — A 44-year-old Alabama father and husband with 16 years of experience. A 22-year-old California woman just weeks into the job.Seven law enforcement officers were killed in the United States in the first two weeks of this year — representing “seven shattered families, seven local communities that are grieving and seven…

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Government agency ‘ignored’ Constitution in Trump Hotel lease: federal watchdog

Government agency ‘ignored’ Constitution in Trump Hotel lease: federal watchdog

Noam Galai/WireImage via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A government agency “ignored the Constitution” by allowing the Trump Organization to retain a lease of the Old Post Office building on Pennsylvania Avenue — more widely recognized now as the Trump International Hotel — when Donald Trump was elected president, according to a report issued Wednesday by the…

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Chef Jose Andres opens restaurant to serve federal workers for free

Chef Jose Andres opens restaurant to serve federal workers for free

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The call to action for chef and activist Jose Andres’ food relief organization to set up shop in the nation’s capital is unlike the usual circumstances under which the group operates, dropping into towns ravaged by hurricanes or burnt to the ground by wildfires.In those cases, modern technology is often stripped…

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