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Drag Race Route 23

DOT to Install Drag Racer Lights on Rt. 23 Between Ottawa & Streator

September 3rd, 2019
News
Ottawa
Streator

OTTAWA, IL – With construction coming to an end in Ottawa the Department of Transportation has one last item to install before the job is completed: Drag Racer Lights. “Lights will be installed both in South Ottawa and North Streator.” An IDOT Rep told The Cob. “People love to race on 23 and we have […]


Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg In Ottawa Last Week To Petition City Council On Weed Vote

August 14th, 2019
News
Ottawa
Weed

OTTAWA, IL – Forizzle ma shizzle, Snoop Dogg made a surprise at an Ottawa city council meeting last week to help push efforts for recreational marijuana businesses looking to do work in the town. “Ma rizzle, fa sizzle wizzle in da Ottwizzle.” He told The Cob early last week. “Wizzle is da dizzle fo rizzle, […]


Riverfest Cancelled: 25-Year-Old Irrelevant Band Loses Only Gig They Had Left

August 7th, 2019
News
Ottawa
Riverfest

OTTAWA, IL – The one time mecca for old one-hit-wonder bands has seen it’s last days as Ottawa Riverfest is no more, and these defunct, subpar bands are showing their disappointment in a big way. One such band to make a stink is Riot Ruins a little known 80’s band from various towns in Northern […]


Bicycle Rider

New Law: Ride Your Bike On A Downtown Ottawa Sidewalk, Get 50 Lashings

September 27th, 2017
Laws
News
Ottawa

OTTAWA, IL, – New sidewalks in Ottawa’s Downtown means new laws put in place this week by city hall, including a very subtle new law excluding bike use on the newly installed sidewalks with punishments starting at 50 public lashings. With mayoral approval, the city announced harsher punishments for those riding their bikes on the […]


Ottawa Tornado Being Sued

Ottawa Tornado Victim Sues Tornado For $1 Million In Damages

May 22nd, 2017
News
Ottawa
Tornado
Weather

OTTAWA, IL – Looking for quick cash following the February 28th tornado that struck Ottawa, some local residents are seeking any and all legal options they may have…including suing the tornado itself. Ottawa resident Matthew Marton told The Cob, “We are just looking for some money for repairs, as we cannot pinpoint any fault, we […]


Ottawa Naplate Together As One

A Gentle Reminder Of Humanity & Kindness In The Chaos Of Destruction & Loss

March 2nd, 2017
naplate
Ottawa
Tornado
Weather

OTTAWA – NAPLATE, IL – When it comes to self-deprecation, citizens of Ottawa and Naplate are usually the first ones to make jokes or laugh at their small town’s quirks and stereotypes but ask them where they would rather be any given day and most will say at home and in the communities they grew […]


Painting in Ottawa

Artistic Paintings Makes Towns More Better Than Other Towns

October 21st, 2016
Local
News
Ottawa

OTTAWA, IL – A controversy is brewing in Ottawa, Illinois this week, as a treasured wall painting may be demolished in order for a business to develop office space. The situation leaves residents asking, “How will people know our town is better when we don’t have paintings on the buildings?”. According to a 2016 Corn […]


Train Delays Ottawa Residents Frantically Trying to Get to Walmart

July 2nd, 2016
Ottawa
Politics
Trains

OTTAWA, IL – Ottawa residents are growing more and more upset with trains blocking their way to huge savings at Wal-Mart. One resident voiced her displeasure Friday as she sat waiting for the train to pass. “I’ve sat here for 5 minutes. 5 MINUTES!” When questioned what she was eager to buy at Wal-Mart, she […]