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Committee to decide whether to keep paying deputy auditors barred from office

Committee to decide whether to keep paying deputy auditors barred from office

It’s up to the LaSalle County Board’s Salary and Labor Committee to decide the fate of two deputy auditors caught up in an overtime pay theft case. County Board Chairman Jerry Hicks says board rules prevent the full board from taking action to fire or suspend employee pay. So, the county board on Thursday directed…

Ten year prison sentence for man involved in Peru stand-off

Ten year prison sentence for man involved in Peru stand-off

A Peru man got a ten year prison sentence for an armed stand-off with police at the home he was evicted from last year. Fifty-eight year old Jeffrey Sorrentino continued to claim in court Thursday that he didn’t know police were at his door and his gun fired toward the door when he stumbled inside…

Free Christmas dinner offered this weekend

Free Christmas dinner offered this weekend

An Ottawa restaurant used to give free Christmas dinners to anyone who wanted to stop by. That restaurant has stopped doing that, but others in the community have grabbed the torch for this year. Randall Repp is one of them. He’s taking requests for rides to the dinner at 815-341-4788 until midday Saturday. The dinner…

Record breaking year at Freezin’ for a Reezin’

Record breaking year at Freezin’ for a Reezin’

It’s a record breaking year for the tenth annual Freezin’ for a Reezin’ food drive. 68,484 pounds of food was donated to the Ottawa Community Food Basket at the Handy Foods IGA parking lot last week. That’s over 10,000 pounds more than last year. Money donations totaled at $38,000. Last year it was $45,216.

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Illinois Sports 12/13/18

Illinois Sports 12/13/18

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press: LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears couldn’t have asked for a sweeter scenario, with a chance to clinch the NFC North by beating rival Green Bay. That’s exactly the opportunity they’re staring at when they host Aaron Rodgers and the fading Packers…

THURSDAY ROUNDUP: Seneca defeats Marquette in Tri-County matchup

THURSDAY ROUNDUP: Seneca defeats Marquette in Tri-County matchup

GIRLS BASKETBALL Seneca 48, Marquette 25 SENECA − The Lady Irish (9-2, 4-0) won their ninth straight game and never trailed, jumping out to a 20-0 lead and holding Marquette scoreless for the first 12:07 of the contest. Molly Baker paced Seneca with 11 points and Rita Jashari added nine points off the bench. Hannah…

WEDNESDAY ROUNDUP: Ottawa matmen upset L-P

WEDNESDAY ROUNDUP: Ottawa matmen upset L-P

WRESTLING Ottawa 34, La Salle-Peru 33 LA SALLE – Ottawa won eight of the 14 matches, breaking a 33-33 tie and giving the Pirates an upset of the IWCOA 13th-ranked Cavaliers. Hunter Duffy, Austin Howard, Riley Hanson, Cole Flores, Luke Fleming, Nick Stehl, Cedric Farrow and Brandon O’Brien won matches for the Pirates, with Duffy…

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Cohen says ‘of course’ Trump knew it was wrong to make hush-money payments

Cohen says ‘of course’ Trump knew it was wrong to make hush-money payments

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to arrange hush-money payments with two women because then-candidate Trump “was very concerned about how this would affect the election” if their allegations of affairs became public, the president’s former personal attorney said in an exclusive interview with ABC News. Cohen’s comments are his first since…

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Sophia Floersch, after terrible crash, looks forward to next F3 season

Sophia Floersch, after terrible crash, looks forward to next F3 season

ISAAC LAWRENCE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Sophia Floersch can’t wait to get back on the track.In an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Good Morning America, the German Formula Three driver recounted the moment she lost control of her car during the Macau Grand Prix in November, sending it flying over the barriers and into the photographer’s…

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NY sues Target, Walmart for selling toy jewelry kits high in lead

NY sues Target, Walmart for selling toy jewelry kits high in lead

CPSC(NEW YORK) — New York State is suing the Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., and importer LaRose Industries, for allegedly selling a toy jewelry kit containing lead levels up to 10 times higher than the federal limit, state Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood’s office announced on Thursday.Authorities allege that those retailers and importers committed deceptive acts,…

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‘Superman: The Movie’ turns 40

‘Superman: The Movie’ turns 40

Röhnert/ullstein bild via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Although the Man of Steel turned 80 this past spring, the original — and some say most comics-faithful — big-bow of Superman turns 40 years old Saturday. Superman: The Movie featured a pitch-perfect performance from the late Christopher Reeve in the tights and cape of the Kryptonian hero,…

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Listen now: Ariana Grande releases new song, “Imagine”

Listen now: Ariana Grande releases new song, “Imagine”

Republic RecordsFollowing the smash success of “thank u, next,” Ariana Grande has released the second taste of her upcoming album: a song called “Imagine,” and its accompanying lyric video. Last month, Ariana tweeted that the song is about “a simple, beautiful love that is now (and forever) unattainable,” and said earlier this week that it’s…