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Ottawa Plan Commission member speaks out against cannabis sales

Ottawa Plan Commission member speaks out against cannabis sales

Rather than planning for a recreational cannabis sales tax in case cannabis sales are allowed in the city, an Ottawa man thinks the city should ban it altogether. Ottawa Plan Commission member Todd Volker spoke out against it to the City Council Tuesday night. He says kids will try it and it will wreck their…

Ottawa drivers license station to close

Ottawa drivers license station to close

The drivers license station in Ottawa will close at the end of this week. An announcement from the Secretary of State’s Office says it couldn’t work out a new lease with the owner. The state will try to find another place in Ottawa to do business. In the meantime, drivers who would normally go to…

Auditor acquitted in overtime pay theft scheme wants court records erased

Auditor acquitted in overtime pay theft scheme wants court records erased

LaSalle Country Auditor Jody Wilkinson, of Sandwich, wants her criminal record expunged. Wilkinson was found not guilty in June of helping two employees steal unearned overtime pay. Her court records are still available to the public. An expungement would erase any documents related to Wilkinson’s trial. A hearing is set for November. (Photo courtesy of…

Harvest behind schedule this year

Harvest behind schedule this year

With the late planting season this year, the corn harvest in LaSalle County is behind schedule. LaSalle County Farm Bureau President David Isermann says the soybean crop is in better shape. Isermann estimates that local farmers have probably harvested less than twenty percent of corn and beans so far. He says it’s hard to guess…

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MONDAY ROUNDUP: Season ends for area golfers

MONDAY ROUNDUP: Season ends for area golfers

GOLF Area golfers eliminated in Sectional tournaments MULTIPLE SITES – On a chilly day on the links Monday, all remaining boys’ and girls’ golfers in the WCMY listening area were eliminated in their respective IHSA Sectional tournaments. The regional champion Ottawa boys’ team competed at the Class 2A Burlington Central Sectional at Whisper Creek Golf…

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane and Alexander Nylander scored, Corey Crawford stopped 27 shots, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 for their first win of the season. Brandon Saad added an empty-netter with 32.7 seconds left to seal the win for Chicago, which went 0-2-1 in its first three games. Crawford lost…

Nebraska, Illinois will open 2021 football season in Ireland

Nebraska, Illinois will open 2021 football season in Ireland

(AP) Nebraska will play Illinois in Dublin, Ireland, to open the 2021 season, the second game in a five-game series of college football games on the Emerald Isle. Athletic directors Bill Moos of Nebraska and Josh Whitman of Illinois announced the game Monday. It’s set for Aug. 28 at 51,700-seat Aviva Stadium. Illinois is the…

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A plea to kidnapper days into search for 3-year-old girl: ‘Bring this baby home’

A plea to kidnapper days into search for 3-year-old girl: ‘Bring this baby home’

ThamKC/iStock(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — Birmingham, Alabama, police said Tuesday evening they have charged two persons of interest brought in as they search for a missing 3-year-old girl, but all charges are unrelated to the disappearance.The Birmingham community is pleading for the safe return of Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, days after she was allegedly abducted.On Tuesday, Patrick Stallworth,…

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Somalian restaurant opens ‘window to Africa’ in central Ohio

Somalian restaurant opens ‘window to Africa’ in central Ohio

Janet Weinstein/ABC News(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Hoyo’s Kitchen is a newcomer to Columbus, Ohio’s bustling North Market — an old warehouse filled with food stalls by local restaurants.This new vendor is exposing Central Ohioans to African fare by serving up classic Somalian dishes in a fast-casual style.”People have been very welcoming. And slowly people are becoming…

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Surprise! Jennifer Aniston joins Instagram with epic photo alongside ‘Friends’ cast

Surprise! Jennifer Aniston joins Instagram with epic photo alongside ‘Friends’ cast

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.(NEW YORK) — It’s the moment many fans have been waiting for: Jennifer Aniston has officially joined Instagram. Aniston shocked the internet on Tuesday morning by posting an epic group photo along with the Friends cast on one of social media’s biggest platforms. “And now we’re Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM,” she…

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Sock ’em All: Metallica announces new line of branded socks

Sock ’em All: Metallica announces new line of branded socks

ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica is here to help your outfit stay metal from head to toe. The legendary band has teamed up with the company Stance to release a new line of Metallica-branded socks. The offerings include designs based on the albums Kill ’em All, Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets, as well as general Metallica…