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Rugby coach wants to start local team

Rugby coach wants to start local team

The fast-growing sport of Rugby could soon make its way to the local area. Rugby coach Fran Baker presented his plan to the Peru City Council to start a local youth rugby team. The team would play from mid-April to late-June with a fall camp to get kids acclimated with the rules of the game…

Marseilles residents seek answers on home repair grant

Marseilles residents seek answers on home repair grant

North Central Illinois Council of Governments Community Planner Austin Taylor says the home repair grant the city of Marseilles is trying for that helps low to moderate income people rehab their homes is something like a loan that doesn’t have to be paid back as long as the resident stays there. Since the grant process…

State lawmakers to have veterans’ wall of honor at the Capitol

State lawmakers to have veterans’ wall of honor at the Capitol

Illinois veterans will be honored in the Illinois Capitol rotunda next month for a week-and-a-half surrounding Veterans Day. A picture and a written story up to 250 words long can be submitted to an office at the Illinois Statehouse building by November 5. The pictures and stories will be shown on a Wall of Honor…

Streator gets ready for honorary street names

Streator gets ready for honorary street names

Streator could have some designations for honorary street names in the next month or so. Commissioner Ed Brozak suggests naming the streets for the things Streator people became famous for instead of the people’s names. He says the names Clyde Tombaugh, Clarence Mulford, and Reuben Soderstrom aren’t well known out of town. But signs calling…

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Illinois Sports 10/18/18

Illinois Sports 10/18/18

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press: UNDATED (AP) — A loss at the Big House left Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook and his teammates reassessing their goals. The playoffs are now out of reach for the 23rd-ranked Badgers after getting blown out at Michigan, though they still control their destiny in…

GIRLS TENNIS: Ottawa’s Gallagher-O’Fallon duo advances to State quarters

GIRLS TENNIS: Ottawa’s Gallagher-O’Fallon duo advances to State quarters

PALATINE – Ottawa senior Ellie Gallagher is back in the Elite Eight, this time with junior Regan O’Fallon in the IHSA Class 1A State Girls’ Tennis Tournament. In their final match Thursday, Gallagher and O’Fallon knocked out Alyssa Batcheler and Shaya Puri of Chicago Latin, 6-0, 7-6(4) to advance to the quarterfinals. The Lady Pirates’…

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Texas Senate showdown: Cruz and O’Rourke talk presidential ambitions, border politics

Texas Senate showdown: Cruz and O’Rourke talk presidential ambitions, border politics

ABC News(HOUSTON) — In the midst of a fiery and critical U.S. Senate race in Texas, Republican Senator Ted Cruz and his opponent Democrat Rep. Beto O’Rourke each sat down with ABC News’ Paula Faris ahead of the November midterm election, opening up about presidential ambitions, the politics of immigration and President Donald Trump.Cruz, who…

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Scoreboard roundup — 10/19/18

Scoreboard roundup — 10/19/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Friday’s sports events:NATIONAL LEAGUEMilwaukee 7, L.A. Dodgers 2NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONCharlotte 120, Orlando 88Brooklyn 107, N.Y. Knicks 105Minnesota 131, Cleveland 123Toronto 113, Boston 101New Orleans 149, Sacramento 129Memphis 131, Atlanta 117Milwaukee 118, Indiana 101Golden State 124, Utah 123L.A. Clippers 108, Oklahoma City 92NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUESO Florida 6, Washington…

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No winner means Mega Millions rises to record $1.6B jackpot

No winner means Mega Millions rises to record $1.6B jackpot

Emilie Richardson/ABC News(NEW YORK) — If you’re checking your numbers Saturday morning for the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot, you’re not a grand-prize winner. But neither was anyone else.The next Mega Millions jackpot will be an estimated $1.6 billion — the highest total in U.S. lottery history. The cash payout is $904 million.”We’re in unchartered…

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Watch John Stamos as a pot-smoking therapist on Sunday’s ‘You’

Watch John Stamos as a pot-smoking therapist on Sunday’s ‘You’

Courtesy of Lifetime(NEW YORK) — This Sunday, John Stamos joins the Lifetime thriller You for a four-episode arc in which he plays a therapist with some unconventional methods. He plays Dr. Nicky, the therapist of Elizabeth Lail’s character Beck. Things get twisted when Beck’s stalker Joe, played by Penn Badgley, also begins seeing him. “I…

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The Lumineers to perform at Colorado Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony

The Lumineers to perform at Colorado Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony

ABC/Randy HolmesThe Lumineers will help honor the history of their home state when they perform at the Colorado Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held December 3 in Denver. “Excited to be a part of this event in a state dear to our hearts,” say the folk rockers. Frontman Wesley Schultz and drummer Jeremiah Fraites…