13 hrs ago
Pirates win regular season finale
The Ottawa Pirates edged United Township 3-2 in 11 innings in their regular-season finale Saturday.
17 hrs ago
Ottawa splits with Kankakee
The Ottawa Lady Pirates wrapped up their regular season Saturday by splitting a doubleheader with Kankakee.
Heroin Arrest, 3D TV Stolen: Police Blotter
THURSDAY, MAY 16 Heroin Arrest Whitney O. Westbrooks, 23, of the 2700 block of Cherie Lane in Ottawa, was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Sun May 19, 2013
PHOTO: Botanical Beauty
Photo: Doug Larson Vicki Baima , of Vicki's Zone No. 5 Perennials of Joneseville, talks with Ann McGinnis , of Ottawa, and Mary Lou McLachlan, of Ottawa and a member of the Ottawa Garden Club.
Sat May 18, 2013
Ottawa beats up Sandwich pitching
Ottawa did something no other has been able to do this season. Hit Jake Roehn. The Pirates didn't just hit the Sandwich star hurler and Ohio University signee, they hit him hard, posting seven runs off him en route to a 13-0 victory in six innings.
Fri May 17, 2013
Final Ottawa football registration date Saturday
Ottawa Youth Football League will host its final signup day for football player and cheerleaders this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 401 West Main Street.
Thu May 16, 2013
Bureau County Republican
World Language Organization installs new officers for 2013-14
New WLO officers for the 2013-14 academic year are Teirra Fulkerson of Grand Ridge, program executive, and Alexander Groh of Ottawa, membership executive.
Wed May 15, 2013
Edmund J. Mussatto 1944-2013
Edmund J. Mussatto, 68, of Marseilles, passed away Sunday, May 12, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
Rev. Robert R. Karjala 1929-2013
The Rev. Robert R. Karjala, 83, of Galva, passed away at 9:59 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at OSF St.
Tue May 14, 2013
Ottawa Botanical Arts Market Saturday
Inspired by its entry into the 2013 America In Bloom national competition, the city of Ottawa and the Ottawa Is Blooming Committee are sponsoring a special outdoor botanical market Saturday in downtown Ottawa adjacent to the regular farmers market on Jackson Street next to Washington Square.
Ottawa girl finalist in state Queen contest
Olivia Snyder, of Ottawa, is a finalist for Illinois' 33rd annual Homecoming Queen selection set for Sunday, May 26, at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield.
3rd man charged with Burger King holdup
A third man has been charged with the April holdup of the Ottawa Burger King. Harley Brady, 32, Ottawa, was charged April 25 with being a felon in possession of .380-caliber cartridges.
I still have a long way to go
Wow. One column down, 13 to follow. Piece of cake! Riiiiight. I confess to a rather large amount of trepidation becoming involved in this whole process.
A report was received Sunday night a vehicle parked in the 100 block of West Third Street was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle.
Alvin "Sonny" Claire, 76, of Morris, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.
Mon May 13, 2013
Ottawa botanical group encourages photo entries in national contest
The organization Ottawa is Blooming is urging photographers, both amateur and professional, to participate in the first Planting Pride Photo Contest: Capturing the Spirit of America in Bloom.
Ask The Times: Naplate fire department
Q. Now that the Naplate Volunteer Fire Department has new officers and firefighters after former volunteers left to join the Wallace Fire Protection District, what else does the village need to do, besides training, to get the unit up and running? A. One of the many requirements the Naplate department needs to do to be certified by the state in ... (more)
Bureau County Republican
Olivero named IVCC Board chair
Melissa Olivero of Peru was elected chair at a special reorganizational meeting of the Illinois Valley Community College Board May 7. Olivero was first elected to the board in April 2009 and appointed vice chair in May 2011.
James L. Habben, 59, 803 Illinois Ave., was arrested May 6 in the 800 block of Illinois Avenue on complaints of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while license revoked and no insurance.
The Daily Gazette
No 'perfect form of government'?
DIXON – About a decade ago, an advisory committee in Ottawa wanted to do away with the commission form of government and hire an administrator.