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Judge declines to name special attorney to represent LaSalle County Auditor’s Office–at least for now

Judge declines to name special attorney to represent LaSalle County Auditor’s Office–at least for now

A LaSalle County judge said Tuesday he cannot specially appoint a lawyer to represent Auditor Jody Wilkinson until there’s a specific case with specific conflict of interest in front of him. Judge Eugene Daugherity set a February 5 date, subject to change, for another hearing in case it’s necessary. Wilkinson’s being prosecuted for allegedly allowing…

Murder case delayed over serious issues with key witness

Murder case delayed over serious issues with key witness

Judge H. Chris Ryan is delaying the murder trial against 17-year-old Tamil Adams, of Dolton, after prosecutor asked for it Tuesday. Jury selection was set to begin Tuesday. Now it’s set to happen in about two weeks. Prosecutors say major issues with a key witness are to blame. Adams’ attorneys say they are ready and…

Ottawa having private company survey water customers

Ottawa having private company survey water customers

Ottawa water customers are getting letters and postcards about a survey they can take online to let the city know about water quality issues. Public Works Director Gary Scott says the city wants to find out what people think about the water system. The city also wants to know how various customers use the service.…

3-D mural in Ottawa should last a long time

3-D mural in Ottawa should last a long time

The 1920’s speakeasy-themed mural to be painted on the Central Life Building by 3-D artist John Pugh should last awhile. Pugh says he has a material that he sprays on the finished product to harden it up. Pugh also says the material will be resistant to cleaning chemicals used to remove graffiti. Pugh expects to…

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MONDAY ROUNDUP: Seneca advances to Tri-County Tournament semifinals

MONDAY ROUNDUP: Seneca advances to Tri-County Tournament semifinals

BOYS BASKETBALL Seneca moves into Tri-County Conference Tournament semifinals Seneca Fighting Irish defeat the Putnam County Panthers 62-34. The Fighting Irish will play Wednesday 1/23 and the Putnam County Panthers will play Thursday 1/24. Good job to both teams! — TCC (@tricountyconf) January 22, 2019 GRANVILLE – The third-seeded Fighting Irish (12-8) advance to the…

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says the Houston Rockets are trading Carmelo Anthony and an undisclosed amount of cash to the Chicago Bulls. The deal is expected to be completed Tuesday. The person tells The Associated Press that Anthony will not wind up playing for the Bulls. The person spoke…

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Marquette takes sole possession of Tri-County lead

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Marquette takes sole possession of Tri-County lead

BOYS BASKETBALL Marquette 66, Peoria Christian 48 OTTAWA – Marquette seized the Tri-County Conference lead Friday night behind 28 points from Jack Snook and 12 points from Chase Thumm. The Crusaders (18-2, 6-0) open Tri-County Conference Tournament play Tuesday. Ottawa 64, Parkview Christian 54 OTTAWA – Noah Gould had a career-high 16 points and added…

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Four charged in plot to attack upstate New York Muslim community of Islamberg

Four charged in plot to attack upstate New York Muslim community of Islamberg

Evgen_Prozhyrko/iStock(NEW YORK) — Four suspects are under arrest in upstate New York and charged with an alleged conspiracy to use improvised explosive devices and guns to attack an Islamic community about 170 miles away — just outside of Binghamton.Three of the individuals arrested were identified by police as Vincent Vetromile, 19, Andrew Crysel, 18, and…

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Some DACA protections revamped, for others, safeguards stripped: Details from Trump’s border wall ‘compromise’

Some DACA protections revamped, for others, safeguards stripped: Details from Trump’s border wall ‘compromise’

Sherry Smith/iStock(WASHINGTON) — When President Donald Trump announced a deal to “compromise” with Democrats in an effort to secure border funding Saturday, he avoided mentioning several major proposed changes including the way the nation handles the temporary protected status of people from countries ravaged by war or disaster and for young immigrants known as “Dreamers.”In…

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Oscar nominations 2019: the snubs

Oscar nominations 2019: the snubs

Peter Lindbergh(HOLLYWOOD) — The 2019 Oscar nominations are in, and while stars like Lady Gaga, Christian Bale and Emma Stone earned well-deserved nods, others who were expected to be nominated Tuesday morning didn’t hear their names called.  For example, big names like Bradley Cooper and acclaimed films like If Beale Street Could Talk came up…

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