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Seneca High offers transition fair for special education preparing for life after school

Seneca High offers transition fair for special education preparing for life after school

Seneca High School special education students have been invited to a Transition Summit next Wednesday. Assistant Principal Mike Coughlin says job coaches, transit service representatives, and others will be there to talk about support services that are available. Students in special education programs have different levels of support needs. Coughlin says the goal is to…

Traveling cup presented to Ottawa for Hometown Volunteerism

Traveling cup presented to Ottawa for Hometown Volunteerism

A sign will be installed somewhere in Ottawa soon to tell that the city was awarded the Governor’s Award for Hometown Volunteerism last year. A commemorative cup for it is at City Hall. Local veterans who brought The Moving Wall Vietnam War memorial replica to the city last year presented it to Mayor Bob Eschbach…

Pollinator Pillars awe at Canal Street Art Walk

Pollinator Pillars awe at Canal Street Art Walk

You’ll see three new nine-foot mosaic pillars when you drive down Canal Street in Ottawa. Artist Susan Burton designed the pillars, which were unveiled Wednesday at the Canal Street Art Walk. Volunteers helped put together thousands of glass pieces to form the images of flowers, bees, and butterflies. Burton says the pillars took over 600…

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ROUNDUP: Ottawa Baseball wins game, series at Sterling

ROUNDUP: Ottawa Baseball wins game, series at Sterling

BASEBALL Ottawa 7, Sterling 2 STERLING – Bradley Ruger tallied two hits and three RBIs Thursday as the Pirates (10-7, 3-3) won the rubber match of the three-game NIB12 West series. Jace Addis added two hits and drove in a run, and Kadon Harth pinged out three hits in the victory. Wyatt Hill, Tyler Carson…

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have a different view of the draft this year. A worst-to-first jump last season left them staring down at the rest of the NFC North, armed and loaded with one of the league’s best defenses and banking on a more creative offense led by quarterback Mitchell Trubisky…

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Social media influencer convicted for violent plot to hijack website name

Social media influencer convicted for violent plot to hijack website name

iStock/xijian(NEW YORK) —  A social media influencer from Iowa is facing 20 years in prison for planning a violent home invasion to hijack an internet domain name for his company.Rossi Lorathio Adams II, 26, was convicted of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by force, threats and violence on Thursday, according to a statement released by…

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Mueller investigated whether Russians used chess to build a bridge to Trump

Mueller investigated whether Russians used chess to build a bridge to Trump

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) —  Of all the topics special counsel Robert Mueller put before President Donald Trump during his sweeping 22-month investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, chess was perhaps the most surprising.But buried among the myriad of revelations contained in Mueller’s 448-page report, released on Thursday with limited redactions by Attorney General…

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Walt Disney World goes green(er) with solar farm larger than Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World goes green(er) with solar farm larger than Magic Kingdom

Orgis Energy via Walt Disney World(ORLANDO) — Disney just got a whole lot greener!Walt Disney World has unveiled its newest and largest solar farm. At 270 acres, the site is almost twice the size of the entire Magic Kingdom.”Here at Disney, every day is Earth Day,” Angie Renner, Environmental Integration Director of Disney Parks told…

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CBS’ ‘Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration’ salutes iconic record label with Stevie, Smokey, Diana, Meghan, John, J-Lo and more

CBS’ ‘Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration’ salutes iconic record label with Stevie, Smokey, Diana, Meghan, John, J-Lo and more

Courtesy CBS/The Recording Academy/AEG Ehrlich Ventures(LOS ANGELES) — Sunday night at 8 p.m., CBS airs Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration, saluting six decades of the iconic record label.  It features performances and appearances by current acts like John Legend, Meghan Trainor, Jennifer Lopez, Fantasia, Boyz II Men and Pentatonix, and Motown legends like Diana Ross,…

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Listen to two new Moon Taxi songs, “Now’s the Time” and “This World”

Listen to two new Moon Taxi songs, “Now’s the Time” and “This World”

RCA RecordsGet ready for a double dose of Moon Taxi. The Nashville rockers have released two new songs: “Now’s the Time” and “This World.” Both tunes are available now for digital download. The new tracks follow Moon Taxi’s 2018 album Let the Record Play, which spawned the band’s breakout single, “Two High.” In other Moon…