2022 Santa Hours

2022 Santa Hours
In Jordan Block

December 2 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

December 3 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

December 4 11:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

December 9 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

December 11 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

December 16 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

December 17 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

December 18 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Leaf-Vac Workers Needed



Leaf-Vac Workers Needed

The City of Ottawa’s Public Works Department is looking for workers to help with the City’s annual leaf-vac program that is currently in progress.

Applicants must be 17 years or older, have a photo ID, a Social Security card and be a resident of Ottawa. Work hours will be weekdays 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a period not to exceed more than 29 work days.

Hourly wage will be paid the current minimum wage.

Applications can be picked up at City Hall, 301 West Madison Street.

2022 Leaf Vac Program


2022 Leaf Vac Program

The annual City leaf vacuum program will begin on Monday, November 7, 2022 in Areas N-1 and S-1. City leaf vacuum crews will be proceed through Areas N-1 to N-4 and also Areas S-1 to S-4 simultaneously then move to Areas W-1 to W-3.

Residents are advised to use caution when traveling on streets in these areas and to be aware for periodic road closures. Please drive slowly when passing City crews for their safety and yours.

$550,000 Community Development Block Grant for Housing Rehabilitation

$550,000 Community Development Block Grant for Housing Rehabilitation

The City of Ottawa was awarded its first Community Development Block Grant for Housing Rehabilitation.  If a homeowner meet the guidelines, they may qualify for up to $50,000 in home repairs paid for by grant funds.  Initial letters were sent to residents in the designated project area, see the map.

At this time we are waiting for Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to send us a grant agreement.  Once the grant agreement is executed, a public meeting will be scheduled.  The public meeting will discuss details of the program and assist with the application process.   Another letter will be sent to residence informing them of the public meeting date and time. 

Construction of the selected homes is tentatively slated to begin in Summer of 2023. 

Any questions may be directed to Tami Koppen, City of Ottawa, by phone: 815-433-0161 ext.240, or email: tkoppen@cityofottawa.org