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Ottawa/Naplate tornado recovery information

<p><strong>Tornado victims benefit lunch/dinner:</strong> </p> <p>Sunday, March 19 from 1-5pm at the Knights of Columbus in Ottawa. $5 at the door. </p> <p><strong>Need clean-up assistance?:</strong>

Severe Weather Preparedness Information

<p>Preparing for floods, tornadoes and severe thunderstorms before they strike will help you stay safe throughout the year. These weather events have proven that we

Ottawa Clean-up day scheduled for Saturday

<p><span style=”color: black;”>The Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce, Ottawa Sunrise Rotary and Ottawa Noon Rotary invite you to “Help Pick Up the ‘Pick Us’ City.”

Farmers fret about mild temperatures

<p><span>While many across the state are enjoying putting away their mittens and scarves, farmers are considering what Illinois&rsquo; mild winter means for this year&rsquo;s farming

Illinois falls short in overall well-being

<p><span>Finding itself falling to the bottom of yet another state comparison ranking, Illinois ranked 34<sup>th </sup>nationally in well-being in a <a href=””>recently released report</a> published

Senate Republicans look toward budget progress

<p><span>In the days following Gov. Bruce Rauner&rsquo;s annual budget address, Senate lawmakers once again returned their attention to negotiating a resolution to Illinois&rsquo; ongoing budget

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