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Yednock responds to Long lawsuit

Yednock responds to Long lawsuit

The incoming 76th District State Representative wants a defamation lawsuit by the outgoing state rep. tossed. A court filing earlier this month from Lance Yednock also wants Jerry Long to pay his legal fees. Long, through his attorney Julie Ajster, sued Yednock and his campaign for running a false television ad that he claims incorrectly…

Fox River levee project out to bid

Fox River levee project out to bid

The Ottawa High School Board is sending the Fox River Levee improvement project out to bid. The board voted on it Monday. Supt. Mike Cushing says a Federal Emergency Management Agency Grant worth $1.1-million will pay for some of it. Bids are due at the end of January. Cushing says the board could approve one…

Streator murder suspect won’t stand trial Thursday as planned

Streator murder suspect won’t stand trial Thursday as planned

21-year-old Ashanti Roberts, of Chicago, won’t go to trial for the death of 33-year-old Maria De La Torre, of Streator, Thursday after all. Roberts was set to have a trial-by-judge in front of Judge H. Chris Ryan. She hired Chicago attorney Zaid Abdallah who will need time to prepare ahead of a new hearing set…

Streator considering starting electric utility

Streator considering starting electric utility

Streator Mayor Jimmie Lansford has an idea for generating city revenue from solar power without owning any solar panels. If the city starts its own electric utility to buy electricity wholesale and sell it to residents and businesses, solar farms near Streator could be suppliers. The city council could ask voters to approve it in…

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TUESDAY ROUNDUP: Ottawa, Serena girls claim road victories

TUESDAY ROUNDUP: Ottawa, Serena girls claim road victories

GIRLS BASKETBALL Ottawa 43, Rochelle 23 ROCHELLE – Angelique Cowan and Sloan Gayan each scored 14 points for the Lady Pirates (8-2, 2-1), who won for the fourth consecutive game. Serena 51, Oregon 44 OREGON – Maddie Holdiman poured in 20 points and Katie Baker added 15 points for the Lady Huskers (5-6). BOYS BASKETBALL…

Illinois Sports 12/11/18

Illinois Sports 12/11/18

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press: LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is studying the book “Managing Millennials for Dummies.” Maddon turns 65 just before spring training and is heading into the final season of his contract. He led the Cubs to the 2016 World Series title,…

MONDAY ROUNDUP: Big second half keeps Marquette undefeated

MONDAY ROUNDUP: Big second half keeps Marquette undefeated

BOYS BASKETBALL Marquette 70, Fieldcrest 59 SPRING VALLEY – At the Colmone Classic, Marquette outscored Fieldcrest 41-22 after halftime and limited the Knights to 6 of 33 (18 percent) shooting after the intermission. Chase Thumm matched his career-high with 24 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for the Crusaders (7-0). Jack Snook added 17 points and…

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Chaff from military plane likely caused mysterious blip in weather radar: Reports

Chaff from military plane likely caused mysterious blip in weather radar: Reports

richardcalver/iStock(NEW YORK) — Meteorologists may have discovered what caused a mysterious blip in the weather radar in Illinois and Kentucky earlier this week.On Monday afternoon, large blips that would usually indicate stormy weather flashed across the radar maps showing southern Illinois and western Kentucky, but there was neither a storm system nor a raindrop in…

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NASA invites Stephen Curry to tour lab after controversy

NASA invites Stephen Curry to tour lab after controversy

LaserLens/iStock(HOUSTON) — Stephen Curry said on a podcast this week that he doesn’t believe the United States has ever completed a moon landing, and NASA has set out to prove otherwise to the NBA player. NASA has invited the Golden State Warriors star to visit the Johnson Space Center in Houston, where he can see…

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Amazon workers in Staten Island announce plans to unionize

Amazon workers in Staten Island announce plans to unionize

jetcityimage/iStock(NEW YORK) — Amazon workers at a Staten Island warehouse are launching a campaign to unionize, officials at the retail workers union confirmed on Wednesday.Employees at the Staten Island facility spoke about what they called problematic workplace conditions at a press conference in front of New York City Hall.The news of the organizing push was…

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‘Gilmore Girls’ fans can now enjoy a holiday lunch in Lorelai and Rory’s house

‘Gilmore Girls’ fans can now enjoy a holiday lunch in Lorelai and Rory’s house

Saeed Adyani/Netflix(BURBANK, CA) — It’s the ultimate Christmas gift for Gilmore Girls fans.This holiday season, visitors at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California can check out the Stars Hollow home where Lorelai and Rory Gilmore lived in the beloved series. While there, you’ll be able to dine on a holiday-themed lunch and check out some…

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