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NCAT headquarters to go in building on Chessie Lane

NCAT headquarters to go in building on Chessie Lane

The Ottawa City Council plans to buy the Frequency Devices building on Chessie Ln. for $415,000. Commissioner Wayne Eichelkraut says that’s where the North Central Area Transit headquarters will go. Most buses will be parked outside, but there’s a garage for the diesel buses and maintenance work on those that need it. For more than…

More needed in Ottawa canal project fund

More needed in Ottawa canal project fund

The Ottawa canal project fund has about $130,000 in donations. Mayor Bob Eschbach is asking for $70,000 more. The project is costing about $800,000 altogether. Half is coming from the city’s hotel-motel tax and tax increment financing funds. The Marine and Army reserves are providing $200,000 worth of work. Meanwhile, the Marine and Army reserves…

Larson facing more charges, still in treatment

Larson facing more charges, still in treatment

Former Ottawa Times photographer Doug Larson wasn’t in court Thursday for a scheduled status hearing. The 43-year-old Ottawa man is facing additional child porn charges stemming from more images found after the ones used in the first set of indictments in February. Larson’s lawyer, former LaSalle County State’s Attorney, Joe Navarro says his client is…

Marchers call for removal of Donald Trump from the President’s office

Marchers call for removal of Donald Trump from the President’s office

About 30 people marched around Ottawa’s Washington Square at dusk last night calling for Pres. Trump to be impeached. Bobbi Lehmkuhl and Lee Colleran say they’ve had angst about Trump since the presidential election. Local Indivisible activist Annette Barr called the march together after Trump’s news conference in Finland with Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin. That…

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Illinois Sports 7/18/18

Illinois Sports 7/18/18

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press: CHICAGO (AP) — Jabari Parker says he is back to living his dream. The NBA forward has agreed to a $40 million, two-year contract with the Chicago Bulls, hoping he can get his promising career back on track in his hometown. He tore the…

Illinois Sports 7/17/18

Illinois Sports 7/17/18

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press: WASHINGTON (AP) — Major League Baseball is willing to loosen the regulations for the color of players’ spikes but says the players’ union has not responded to its proposal. Ben Zobrist, Kyle Schwarber and Steve Cishek wore black spikes in May despite a warning…

Local Sports 7/16/18

Local Sports 7/16/18

CITY REC SOFTBALL MONDAY MEN’S NORTH The Lone Buffalo 17, Splash ‘N Go 16 J&B Construction 23, Reddick Library 7 Manley & DanLe Music Services 2, The Franchise 0 MONDAY WOMEN’S NORTH DePue Mechanical 16, Berta’s Tap 6 Berta’s Tap 5, The Lone Buffalo 4 MONDAY WOMEN’S SOUTH The Bear’s Den 13, Herman’s Package Store…

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Tornadoes touch down in Iowa, causing several injuries and destruction

Tornadoes touch down in Iowa, causing several injuries and destruction

Gloria McAllister(DES MOINES, Iowa) — Tornadoes have touched down in central Iowa, displacing families and causing destruction across multiple counties.A number of people were injured and sent to the hospital. They were later released after suffering minor injuries, police said.Injuries were reported at the Vermeer Corporation facilities in Pella, according to Iowa Homeland Security and…

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Coats learns live that Trump inviting Putin to White House: ‘Say that again?’

Coats learns live that Trump inviting Putin to White House: ‘Say that again?’

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats was being interviewed on stage at the Aspen Security Forum Thursday when he was surprised to hear President Donald Trump was inviting Vladimir Putin to Washington this fall.”Say that again?” Coats responded with laughter after being told the news. “OK, that’s going to be special.”NBC…

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Danica Patrick, Jim Kelly, Parkland coaches and other empowering moments at the ESPYs

Danica Patrick, Jim Kelly, Parkland coaches and other empowering moments at the ESPYs

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — Racecar driver Danica Patrick became the first female host of the ESPYs Wednesday night. But that achievement wasn’t the only moment that will have people talking tomorrow, later this week — and even for years to come.The “hero” Parkland coaches, an embattled Hall of Fame football player and 141 sexual abuse…

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