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Some life-safety work is being delayed at Ottawa High

Some life-safety work is being delayed at Ottawa High

Some of the life-safety work that was planned for this summer at Ottawa High School will have to wait. Bids came in way too high. Supt. Mike Cushing says priorities were set and the school board will look over a new set of bids Tuesday, March 19. He’s hoping to keep costs below $750,000. A…

Trout season starts in April

Trout season starts in April

It’s almost trout fishing season again in Illinois. The season starts on Saturday, April 6. In LaSalle County, trout are stocked at Lock 14 in LaSalle and Lake Mendota in Mendota. In Bureau County, people can fish for trout at the Hennepin Canal Parkway. Anglers will need a fishing license and an Inland Trout Stamp.

Kinzinger urges Democrats to allow vote on abortion survivor bill

Kinzinger urges Democrats to allow vote on abortion survivor bill

Cong. Adam Kinzinger is asking House Democrats to allow a vote on legislation that would require the same medical care be given to babies that survive abortion that is given to premature babies. The proposal has been blocked 17 times. Kinzinger calls the legislation common sense. He says he’s deeply concerned with several states relaxing…

Mendota father charged for producing child with underage girl

Mendota father charged for producing child with underage girl

Mendota police say a 25-year old father is charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, because the girl he produced a child with was less than 17 years old. Jordan M. Rounds turned himself in on the warrant charge Friday afternoon. Then he was released on bond with a March 28 court date. The investigation goes…

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WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Winning weekend for Marquette baseball, softball teams

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Winning weekend for Marquette baseball, softball teams

BASEBALL Marquette jumps out to 3-0 start JACKSONVILLE – Marquette opened its season with three wins on the turf at Lenz Field. Haydon Price hit an RBI double Friday in the Crusaders’ 4-1 win over Mendon Unity. Bryce Jones (1-0) allowed an unearned run and struck out six over five innings of work, and Connor…

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Sluggers Eloy Jimenez and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. are among this year’s rookies to watch in baseball. Victor Robles, Nick Senzel and Fernando Tatis Jr. also could play their way into starring roles this season. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Marvin Bagley III had 21 points and nine rebounds, Buddy Hield added 16 points…

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Nicholas Baer made five of Iowa’s 12 3-pointers and scored 17 points, helping the Hawkeyes pull away from Illinois for an 83-62 victory in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament. Iowa turned up its play in the second half to stop a four-game losing streak and hand coach Fran McCaffery…

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Historic river flooding devastates parts of Midwest due to rapid snow melt, ice jams

Historic river flooding devastates parts of Midwest due to rapid snow melt, ice jams

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Parts of the Midwest, especially in eastern Nebraska, saw some of the worst flooding in decades over the weekend — roadways and bridges were washed away as snow melt, ice jams and some rainfall combined to create extremely dangerous conditions.Widespread flood alerts and warnings were still in place early Monday, with…

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Beto O’Rourke sets high-water mark for Dems with $6.1M in first day of campaign

Beto O’Rourke sets high-water mark for Dems with $6.1M in first day of campaign

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke raised $6.1 million in the first 24 hours after announcing his presidential campaign, the most so far by any 2020 Democratic hopeful.Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., last month raised $5.9 million in the first day following his announcement.”Americans across this country came together to prove that it…

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Report: Dolphins, free agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick agree on deal

Report: Dolphins, free agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick agree on deal

Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(MIAMI) — The Miami Dolphins and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick have come to an agreement on a two-year deal, ESPN reports.A source tells ESPN the contract is for $11 million but included incentives could boost the worth up to $20 million.News of the deal comes just days after…

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Meet the couple who created mobile showers for the homeless community

Meet the couple who created mobile showers for the homeless community

Revive + Refresh(HONOLULU) — This couple is helping people within Honolulu’s homeless community “feel like humans again” with their mobile shower service.Craig Shoji and his wife Danica have provided showers for more than 250 people through their company Revive + Refresh.In June 2015, when they visited an underprivileged community in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, they…

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“Mama June” Shannon reportedly arrested for possession of crack cocaine

“Mama June” Shannon reportedly arrested for possession of crack cocaine

ABC/Eric McCandless(ALABAMA) — “Mama June” Shannon, star of the reality TV series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Mama June: From Not to Hot, was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia last Wednesday after police found her with crack cocaine, along with a needle and a pipe, according to TMZ.…

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Michael Jackson items removed from Indianapolis children’s museum

Michael Jackson items removed from Indianapolis children’s museum

M. Caulfield/WireImage The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has removed three Michael Jackson exhibits from display in the wake of the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland. A fedora and glove, both worn by Jackson onstage, were removed from public view, as was a signed Michael Jackson poster.  Jackson’s family is from Gary, Indiana, about two-and-a-half hours north…