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Stop smoking with the Great American Smoke Out

Stop smoking with the Great American Smoke Out

Story by Martha Hoffman The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says over 34 million Americans smoke. If you’re one of them, the American Cancer Society hopes you will quit for a day as part of their annual event. This Thursday is the Great American Smoke Out. The LaSalle County Health Department is encouraging smokers…

Habitat For Humanity volunteers’ work becomes very visible

Habitat For Humanity volunteers’ work becomes very visible

Habitat For Humanity’s project on Ottawa’s south side is becoming visible. Volunteers started putting up the walls Saturday. Valerie McAvoy will live there when it’s done. Habitat Executive Director Sally Van Cura says volunteers will be there every Saturday from 8am to 3pm until the home is done. People can go by the Catherine St.…

IDNR looking for new Starved Rock State Park Superintendent

IDNR looking for new Starved Rock State Park Superintendent

With Kerry Novak’s retirement at the end of the month, Starved Rock State Park will need new supt. Novak says the new superintendent will need to deal with a wide variety of duties. Novak says another big component of the job is working with committees with experts on various topics like hunting or fishing. Novak…

St. Rep. Demmer says ethics measures passed Thursday fall short

St. Rep. Demmer says ethics measures passed Thursday fall short

St. Rep. Tom Demmer has been speaking out about ethics reform for a few weeks now. He’s not done just because some measures passed the legislature Thursday. The Dixon Republican says the Democratic-sponsored measures don’t go far enough. Republicans intensified their push for ethics reforms after St. Rep. Luis Arroyo, a Chicago Democrat, resigned last…

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THURSDAY ROUNDUP: Streator bowlers fall to L-P

THURSDAY ROUNDUP: Streator bowlers fall to L-P

BOYS BOWLING Streator falls to rival The Bowlin’ Bulldogs were defeated by the L-P Cavilers 2440-2914 Leading the Bulldogs was Sophomore, Adam Jakupcak with a 564 series. Followed by Freshmen, Brady Grabowski with a 555. The JV Bulldogs lost to the Cavs 1494 – 2375. Sophomore, Ben Pon had a 351 series — Streator Bulldog…

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 38 points and 15 rebounds, Eric Bledsoe added a season-high 31 points and eight assists and the Milwaukee Bucks countered another historic night by Chicago rookie Coby White to beat the Bulls 124-115. White shot 5 of 8 from 3-point range in the first half, becoming the youngest player…

WEDNESDAY ROUNDUP: Ottawa, Streator bowlers roll the ball against local foes

WEDNESDAY ROUNDUP: Ottawa, Streator bowlers roll the ball against local foes

BOYS BOWLING Ottawa takes narrow loss against La Salle-Peru LP varsity wins third game and match 3324-3128 High scores varsity Landon Miller 246-655 Kyle jordan 188-561 Dylan Wyzgowski 209-555 — LP Boys Bowling (@bowling_lp) November 14, 2019 Streator defeats Saint Bede by one pin The Bowlin’ Bulldogs defeated the St. Bede Bruins in a close…

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No ‘definitive answers’ after Cornell University freshman’s body found at the bottom of a gorge after frat party

No ‘definitive answers’ after Cornell University freshman’s body found at the bottom of a gorge after frat party

iStock(ITHACA, N.Y.) — The parents of a Cornell University student are demanding answers after their son died following an off-campus fraternity party.Eighteen-year-old Antonio Tsialas’ body was discovered on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 26, according to a statement on the school’s website by Ryan Lombardi, Cornell’s vice president for student and campus life.”His body was…

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Bill Gates passes Jeff Bezos on list of world’s richest people

Bill Gates passes Jeff Bezos on list of world’s richest people

Pineapple Studio/iStock(NEW YORK) — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has reclaimed the title of richest person in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Gates had been the second wealthiest individual in the world for more than two years, trailing Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. As of Friday, Bloomberg’s data shows Gates is worth $110 billion,…

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Ariana Grande warns she may have to cancel shows due to illness

Ariana Grande warns she may have to cancel shows due to illness

Dave Meyers/Republic RecordsAriana Grande’s Sweetener World Tour is scheduled to run through the end of December, but Ari’s so sick, she may not make it. On Friday, Ariana performed in Charlottesville, VA, but on Saturday, she posted a lengthy note on her Instagram story saying, “I’m still very sick. I’m been sick since the last…