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Long time Red Cross volunteer awarded

Long time Red Cross volunteer awarded

The American Red Cross has given Steve Swett the Wesbury Award for his 31 years of volunteering. Swett has been a part time instructor at Illinois Valley Community College and he’s an advisor to the IVCC Red Cross Club. Nursing Instructor Laura Hodgson says Swett is a force to be reckoned with when it comes…

New tennis courts at Streator High

New tennis courts at Streator High

Streator High School has a new tennis court. It’s having a ribbon cutting for it next Monday, July 23 at six in the evening. That’ll be followed by an hour of tennis for all ages. The school district decided it had better spend about $230,000 on tennis court renovations this year. School officials have been…

Protect yourself from mosquito bites this summer

Protect yourself from mosquito bites this summer

Illinois health officials are urging people to take steps to avoid catching West Nile Virus. The first human case this year in Illinois was reported last month. The virus can be transmitted to humans through mosquitoes carrying infected blood from birds. LaSalle County Health Department Health Educator Jenny Barrie says to avoid mosquito bites by…

IVCC Express Registration next month

IVCC Express Registration next month

Illinois Valley Community College is holding Express Registration at the Ottawa Center from four to seven on Thursday, August 2. Ottawa Center Director Jeannette Frahm says it’s a walk in event for new and returning students alike. Financial aid and advisers will be on hand to help people get ready for the fall semester. Frahm…

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Illinois Sports 7/12/18

Illinois Sports 7/12/18

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press: CHICAGO (AP) — The Blackhawks have traded Marian Hossa and Vinnie Hinostroza in a blockbuster deal with the Arizona Coyotes, parting with a promising young forward in order to clear out a troublesome contract. The Blackhawks also sent defenseman Jordan Oesterle and a third-round…

Illinois Sports 7/11/18

Illinois Sports 7/11/18

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey singled off the right-field wall in the 13th inning for his fifth career game-ending hit, sending the San Francisco Giants past the Chicago Cubs 5-4. Brandon Belt drew a two-out walk from James Norwood. Andrew McCutchen then singled…

BASEBALL: Streaks qualify for Mickey Mantle regional

BASEBALL: Streaks qualify for Mickey Mantle regional

UNDATED – The Ottawa Knights of Columbus Streaks rallied to place second in the AABC Mickey Mantle Wood Bat State Tournament, a finish that secured their qualification for the Mid-America Regional this week. The Streaks opened with a 5-2 win over Niles, bolstered by the pitching of Shane Reynolds, who scattered three hits and struck…

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3 police officers shot in Kansas City, rifle-wielding suspect killed: Officials

3 police officers shot in Kansas City, rifle-wielding suspect killed: Officials

Google Maps(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) —  A man wanted for questioning in the murder of a college student shot three police officers in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday during a series of firefights that began at a motel and ended with his death when he bolted from a house with his rifle blazing, authorities said.The shooting…

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Trump, Putin mocked by Finnish newspaper billboards over freedom of the press

Trump, Putin mocked by Finnish newspaper billboards over freedom of the press

hs.fi(HELSINKI) — Finland’s largest newspaper is welcoming President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin with a series of billboards ahead of their long-awaited summit — mocking their notoriously bad relationships with the media with pointed messages of freedom of the press.Nearly 300 billboards — which preview some of both presidents’ most “turbulent relations” with…

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‘MAGA’ hats could double in price after new US tariffs, merchandiser says

‘MAGA’ hats could double in price after new US tariffs, merchandiser says

George Frey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The latest round of tariffs on products from China proposed by President Donald Trump could double the price of “Make America Great Again” hats inspired by his 2016 campaign slogan, according to a merchandiser who imports them.The new tariffs announced Thursday would hit $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, especially…

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Alter Bridge announces “Live at the Royal Albert Hall” concert film

Alter Bridge announces “Live at the Royal Albert Hall” concert film

Credit: Carlos AmoedoAlter Bridge has announced a new concert film titled Live at the Royal Albert Hall, which was filmed during the band’s two shows at the iconic London venue. It’ll be released on September 7. During both shows, Alter Bridge was backed by the 52-piece Parallax Orchestra. You can watch the performance of the…