Author Archives: Ethan Kruger

Small demonstration in Ottawa to protest police brutality

A small group of demonstrators held signs with slogans like “black lives matter” to protest police brutality in Ottawa’s Washington Park Monday evening. A passerby named Ameer Hammad joined them. Another demonstrator says she understands why protests have to become violent to get people to listen. Another said he was for protests, but not for…Read more »

Kylee Zoran awarded Don Morehead Scholarship

Kylee Zoran, of Ottawa Township High School is the 2020 recipient of the Don Morehead Community Service Scholarship. Zoran plants to attend Joliet Junior College and then transfer to a university to pursue a degree in the agricultural industry. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded by OSF Healthcare. Recipients are selected for their citizenship, community involvement,…Read more »

Three new COVID-19 cases in LaSalle County

LaSalle County had three more coronavirus cases to report on Saturday. The health department says there have been 151 cases in the county. The cases include two teens and a man in his twenties. The county has had 13 deaths and 81 recoveries. Nine of the thirteen deaths in the county were residents at the…Read more »

Body recovered from Illinois River Saturday morning

Conservation police are confirming a body was recovered from the Illinois River between Ottawa and Utica Saturday morning. Sgt. Phil Wire says the body was found in the area of Covel Creek. The name of the person is being withheld while family is notified. Wire says the body was found around 9:30.Read more »

Five new coronavirus cases and two new recoveries

LaSalle County has five new COVID-19 cases and two new recoveries. The health department says there have been 148 cases and 81 recoveries as of Friday. The cases include a woman in her thirties, a man in his thirties, a man in his forties, a woman in her fifties, and a man in his sixties.…Read more »