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IVCC budget for fiscal 2019 is approved

IVCC budget for fiscal 2019 is approved

Illinois Valley Community College trustees have approved a $34 million budget for fiscal year 2019. Revenue is expected to be $31.6 million. That would be 1.3% over the 2018 budget’s revenue. And expenses are expected to tally $34.4 million. That’s an 8% increase. The nearly $3 million difference will be made up with money on…

Donations wanted for Hegeler Carus Mansion staircase renovation

Donations wanted for Hegeler Carus Mansion staircase renovation

The Hegeler Carus Foundation is accepting donations for a staircase renovation. The 20-year old east entrance staircase is deteriorating because rainwater doesn’t run off of it very well. Site Manager Dan Irvin says it’s been closed for four years to protect people. The original staircase failed for the same reason, although somehow it lasted for…

Ottawa police deal with three overdoses Friday afternoon

Ottawa police deal with three overdoses Friday afternoon

Ottawa Police dealt with three suspected heroin overdoses Friday afternoon in the 500 block of Deleon Street. All three were allegedly caused by the same batch. Chief Brent Roalson is asking anyone who may know someone suffering from heroin addiction to let them know for their own safety.

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Prep Sports Schedule 8/20/18

Prep Sports Schedule 8/20/18

VOLLEYBALL Marquette vs. LaMoille-Ohio, 7 p.m. Streator vs. Woodland, 7 p.m. Serena vs. Gardner-South Wilmington, 6:30 p.m. SOCCER Streator vs. Indian Creek, 4:30 p.m. Newark-Seneca at Plano, 4:30 p.m. BOYS GOLF Ottawa at Streator Invite, 1:30 p.m. at Eastwood G.C. Marquette at Midland Invite, 1 p.m. at Lacon C.C. Seneca vs. Mendota and Hall, 4…

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Shepherd Baseball rolls to 8-0

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Shepherd Baseball rolls to 8-0

BASEBALL Shepherd stays undefeated, sweeps twin bill at Bishop McNamara KANKAKEE — The Rams (8-0) won both of its contests Saturday by a 12-2 score. Ryan Chamberlain homered and finished with five RBIs in the opener, and Kaeden Haywood added a triple and two RBIs. Garrett Cupples allowed only two unearned runs over four innings on…

Illinois Sports 8/19/18

Illinois Sports 8/19/18

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press: PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Frazier hit a game-ending homer in the 11th inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 for a split of their four-game series. Josh Harrison grounded out and Adeiny Hechavarria struck out before Frazier drove a 3-0 pitch…

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Friend of Colorado woman allegedly killed by husband not ‘shocked’ by his arrest

Friend of Colorado woman allegedly killed by husband not ‘shocked’ by his arrest

iStock/Thinkstock(DENVER) — A close friend of Shanann Watts, the woman who was found dead along with her two young daughters last week, said she wasn’t surprised when she found out that her friend’s husband was arrested in connection to her murder. Nickole Atkinson said she “didn’t want to think the worst” when Watts, 34, and…

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Progressive veterans frame climate change as a national security issue

Progressive veterans frame climate change as a national security issue

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Self-described “ass-kicking, motorcycle-riding, Texas Democrat” MJ Hegar, a candidate for Texas’ deep-red 31st district, has a novel approach to environmental politics: she doesn’t care if her supporters believe in man-made climate change, but says it’s hard to deny the corrupting effects of petroleum dependence on American foreign policy.”Our dependence on foreign oil is…

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Scoreboard Roundup 8/20/18

Scoreboard Roundup 8/20/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:   INTERLEAGUE Final  L-A Dodgers  12  Seattle   1   ——   AMERICAN LEAGUE Final  N-Y Yankees    10  Toronto       2 Final  Tampa Bay       2  Boston        0 Final  Cleveland       8  Baltimore     0 Final  Minnesota       5  Detroit       4 Final  Chi White Sox   7  Kansas City   6 Final  Texas           4  L-A Angels    2 Final  Houston         9  Oakland       4  …

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US CEOs earned 312 times more than workers in 2017: Study

US CEOs earned 312 times more than workers in 2017: Study

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — CEOs at the 350 largest U.S. companies received 312 times as much in compensation as typical employees in 2017, according to a study released Thursday.The average chief executive received $18.9 million last year, a 17.6 percent increase from 2016, as the wages of a typical worker rose just 0.3 percent, according to…

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ pays off with $34 million five-day opening

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ pays off with $34 million five-day opening

Sanja Bucko/Warner Bros. Pictures(NEW YORK) — Crazy Rich Asians, which officially opened on Wednesday, had a crazy good weekend, topping the box office with an estimated $34 million over the five-day period, with just under $24.2 million of that earned over the weekend. The film — the first Asian-American-led studio release since 1993’s Joy Luck Club…

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