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Ottawa overtakes Streator in sending most children to the county detention home

Posted by wlpo on February 24, 2016

For the first time in almost a decade, the city sending the most children to the LaSalle County Detention Home was not Streator.

Ottawa sent 34 kids to the detention home in 2015, up from 27 the year before. Streator had sent the most in each of the past 8 years, but only 20 admissions were from Streator in 2015, down from 35. Other cities with more than ten offenders admitted last year were LaSalle with 15, Mendota with 11, and Marseilles with 10.

The overall trend is downward, though, with fewer kids being sent to the detention home in each of the last 4 years. There were 124 admissions in 2015, the lowest amount in more than 6 years.

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