• River Flood Warning - Click for Details
    ...FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON TO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...
    Effective: June 24, 2024 @ 4:36pm
    Expires: June 28, 2024 @ 3:00am
    LOCATION
    WHAT...Minor flooding is forecast.
    INFO1
    WHERE...Rock River near Joslin.
    INFO2
    WHEN...From Monday afternoon to early Friday morning.
    INFO3
    IMPACTS...At 12.5 feet, Water affects some summer cottages along the river.
    INFO4
    ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 7:45 PM CDT Sunday the stage was 10.3 feet. - Forecast...The river is expected to rise above flood stage tomorrow afternoon to a crest of 12.8 feet Tuesday morning. It will then fall below flood stage Thursday evening. - Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
    PRECAUTIONS
    Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas. Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. The next statement will be issued by Monday evening at 845 PM CDT.

City of Ottawa to be Featured on WGN’s Destination Illinois

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The City of Ottawa is getting statewide attention this week. The City will be featured on WGN’s travel series, Destination Illinois on Thursday, June 29th, at 9 PM. The program, hosted by Julian Crews, is coming to Ottawa to visit the Sainte Genevieve Riverboat on the Illinois River. Awesome Ottawa Tours with Tom Aussem will join Julian Crews for a historic tour of the area that will make up the content of the Destination Illinois episode. From the City of Ottawa

“Julian Crews has been a fixture of WGN News since he joined the team in 1996. As a general assignment reporter for WGN Midday News and WGN Evening News, Crews has become well-known as the host of the popular ‘Destination Illinois’ segment. In this segment, Crews tours must-see attractions across The Land of Lincoln, showcasing the best of Illinois. Previous segments, available on WGN’s social media accounts, have explored exciting destinations such as The Volo Auto Museum, The Caterpillar Visitor Center in Peoria, and many more captivating Illinois towns and attractions.”

The Ottawa, Illinois segment of Destination Illinois will are on WGN on Thursday, June 29th at 9 PM.

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