• 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.

LaSalle County Sheriff Report 6/7/2023

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On 6/5/2023 at 4:51 pm LaSalle County Deputies investigated a two vehicle accident with no injuries in the area of RT 23 & N 26th RD. (South Ottawa TWP) Amanda Genseke (35) of Streator was facing south on RT 23, stopped in traffic when a vehicle traveling n/b on RT 23 behind her struck the back of her vehicle. Kelly Hert (33) of Cornell, IL was driving south on RT 23 when her vehicle struck the back of Amanda’s vehicle. Kelly was cited for failure to reduce speed/accident.

On 6/6/2023 at 1:50 am LaSalle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the area of RT 178 & RT 71. (Deer Park TWP) Liliana Polo (21) of Ottawa was cited for improper display of registration.

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