• Ottawa

  • Ottawa is a city located at the confluence of the navigable Illinois River and Fox River in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States. The Illinois River is a conduit for river barges and connects Lake Michigan at Chicago, to the Mississippi River, and North America's 25,000 mile river system. The population estimate was 18,562 as of 2013.[2] It is the county seat of LaSalle County. 

    Ottawa was the site of the first of the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858. During the Ottawa debate Stephen A. Douglas, leader of the Democratic Party, openly accused Abraham Lincoln of forming a secret bipartisan group of Congressmen to bring about the abolition of slavery.

    The John Hossack House was a "station" on the Underground Railroad, and Ottawa was a major stop because of its rail, road, and river transportation.[4] Citizens in the city were active within the abolitionist movement. Ottawa was the site of a famous 1859 extrication of a runaway slave named Jim Gray from a courthouse by prominent civic leaders of the time. Three of the civic leaders, John Hossack, Dr. Joseph Stout and James Stout, later stood trial in Chicago for violating the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.[5]

    Ottawa was also important in the development of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, which terminates in LaSalle, Illinois, 12 miles to the west.

  • Ottawa Industrial Park

    Rt. 6 east of Rt. 71

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    • Available Acres:  378
    • Topography:  Level
    • Zoning:  Industrial-heavy
    • Interstate:  I-80; 2 miles
    • Nearest Commercial Airport:  O'Hare International Airport:  70 miles
    • International Airports:  Chicago Midway-78  miles & Chicago O’Hare - 70 miles
    • Rail Served:  Yes; CSX
    • Enterprise Zone:  Yes
    • TIF District
    • Sales Price:  $25,000 per acre

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    Ottawa Industrial Site

     

    Schmidt Farm

    East Dayton Road & West Champlain Street

    • Available Acres:  300
    • Topography:  Flat
    • Zoning:  Industrial-light
    • Interstate:  I-80; 1 miles
    • Nearest Commercial Airport:  O'Hare International Airport:  70 miles
    • International Airports:  Chicago Midway-78  miles & Chicago O’Hare - 70 miles
    • Rail Served:  No
    • Enterprise Zone:  Yes
    • TIF District:  Yes
    • Sales Price:  Not available

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    CFHR Property

    Rt. 23 North

    • Available Acres:  140
    • Topography:  Flat
    • Zoning:  Agriculture
    • Interstate:  I-80; 0.25 miles
    • Nearest Commercial Airport:  O'Hare International Airport:  70 miles
    • International Airports:  Chicago Midway-78  miles & Chicago O’Hare - 70 miles
    • Rail Served:  No
    • Enterprise Zone:  Currently applying for annexation which will qualify for EZ
    • TIF District:  Currently applying for annexation which will qualify for TIF
    • Sales Price:  Not available

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    Nazarene

    Dayton Road and Champlain Street

    • Available Acres:  24
    • Topography:  Flat
    • Zoning:  Agriculture
    • Interstate:  I-80; 1 mile
    • Nearest Commercial Airport:  O'Hare International Airport:  70 miles
    • International Airports:  Chicago Midway-78  miles & Chicago O’Hare - 70 miles
    • Rail Served:  No
    • Enterprise Zone:  NA
    • TIF District:  NA
    • Sales Price:  $960,000

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    Big Blue Construction # 1

    4715 Main Street

    • Available Acres:  10
    • Topography:  Level
    • Zoning:  Industrial-Heavy
    • Interstate:  I-80; 0.2 miles
    • Nearest Commercial Airport:  O'Hare International Airport:  70 miles
    • International Airports:  Chicago Midway-78  miles & Chicago O’Hare - 70 miles
    • Rail Served:  No
    • Enterprise Zone:  No
    • TIF District:  No
    • Owner will Build-to-Suit
    • Sales Price: NA

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    Big Blue Construction # 2

    East Stevenson Road

    • Available Acres:  9
    • Topography:  Level
    • Zoning:  Commercial
    • Interstate:  I-80; 0.2 miles
    • Nearest Commercial Airport:  O'Hare International Airport:  70 miles
    • International Airports:  Chicago Midway-78  miles & Chicago O’Hare - 70 miles
    • Rail Served:  No
    • Enterprise Zone:  No
    • TIF District:  No
    • Owner will Build-to-Suit;  Lease option available
    • Sales Price: NA

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    Halterman/ Reynolds

    East Stevenson Road

    • Available Acres:  8
    • Topography:  Level
    • Zoning:  Commercial
    • Interstate:  I-80; 0.4 miles
    • Nearest Commercial Airport:  O'Hare International Airport:  70 miles
    • International Airports:  Chicago Midway-78  miles & Chicago O’Hare - 70 miles
    • Rail Served:  No
    • Enterprise Zone:  No
    • TIF District:  NA
    • Sales Price: $71,000

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  • Contact Information

  • Reed Wilson
    Director of Economic Development
    301 West Madison Street
    Ottawa, Illinois  61350
    815-433-0161, ext. 121 Phone
    815-433-2270 Fax
    E-Mail

  • David Noble
    City Engineer
    301 West Madison Street
    Ottawa, Illinois 61350
    815-433-0161 ext. 220 Phone
    815-433-2344 Fax
    E-Mail

  • Boyd Palmer
    Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry
    633 LaSalle St, Suite 401
    Ottawa, Illinois 61350
    Phone: 815-433-0084
    Fax: 815-433-2405
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