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Public weighs in on Jackson St. plaza proposal

Public weighs in on Jackson St. plaza proposal

The public weighed in on downtown Jackson St. plaza plans at Ottawa City Hall last night. Now, it’s up to consultant Matt Zolecki and his team with Wight and Company to sort through the comments. People want to preserve a place to remember history. They also want a more natural looking area and not something…

Parking consultant finds plenty of open spaces in downtown Ottawa

Parking consultant finds plenty of open spaces in downtown Ottawa

A parking consultant says half the parking spaces within two blocks of the proposed downtown Ottawa Jackson St. plaza remain available during busy times. Therefore, a new event center and the elimination of parking on Jackson St. by Washington Park won’t create a parking problem. Not everyone at last night’s meeting on the plaza proposal…

Chamber calls Ottawa Town Meeting to inform potential candidates

Chamber calls Ottawa Town Meeting to inform potential candidates

The Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting the city’s residents to the Knights of Columbus at 7pm Thursday, October 25 for the Ottawa Town Meeting. Assistant Executive Director Meg Skelly says it’ll be modeled a lot after the Competitive Communities Initiative meeting of 20 years ago. People will brainstorm out loud what they like…

Ottawa Sears is not closing

Ottawa Sears is not closing

Sears Hometown is not the same company as Sears Holdings. So the Sears Holdings bankruptcy filing is not going to cause the Sears Hometown store in Ottawa to close. It is a privately owned franchise. Sears Hometown sells appliances and tools from many manufacturers, but its business model is largely independent of Sears owned-and-operated businesses.…

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MONDAY ROUNDUP: Marquette Volleyball drops home match to Saint Bede

MONDAY ROUNDUP: Marquette Volleyball drops home match to Saint Bede

VOLLEYBALL Saint Bede def. Marquette, 25-16, 21-25, 25-11 OTTAWA – The Lady Bruins (26-6) dominated the first set but started the second set slowly. Saint Bede ripped off a 10-1 run late in the second frame before the Lady Crusaders (20-10) were able to finish it out and force a deciding third game, but the…

Illinois Sports 10/15/18

Illinois Sports 10/15/18

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press: LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Khalil Mack’s injured ankle, a defense struggling to make tackles and an offense plagued by turnovers were some of the problems Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy had to address one day after a 31-28 overtime loss to the Miami…

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Marquette Football stays undefeated; Ottawa Tennis wins Sectional

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Marquette Football stays undefeated; Ottawa Tennis wins Sectional

FOOTBALL Marquette 31, Rockford Christian 0 OTTAWA – Jack Snook rushed for 202 yards Friday, and Logan Komater added touchdowns on the ground and through the air as the Crusaders (8-0, 5-0) clinched a share of the Northeastern Athletic Conference championship. Congratulations to the NAC champion Crusaders! pic.twitter.com/H8IO3wgpyP — Crufootball (@Crufootball1) October 13, 2018 Marquette…

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Winter-like air moving into Midwest, Northeast; Heavy rain hits Texas

Winter-like air moving into Midwest, Northeast; Heavy rain hits Texas

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Some of the coldest air of the season is about to descend on the U.S. from the Arctic.Wind chills on Tuesday morning are already in the teens, 20s and 30s from the Rockies to the Northeast.The coldest morning and day will be on Thursday for the Northeast and the Midwest as…

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Trump tells Mattis “I’m a 100 percent with you”

Trump tells Mattis “I’m a 100 percent with you”

LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Defense Secretary James Mattis says President Donald Trump has told him “I’m with you 100 percent” following the president’s comments on CBS’s “60 Minutes” that he might leave the administration and suspects he is a Democrat.When asked on “60 Minutes” if Mattis might leave the administration, Trump said he had “a…

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50 years after raised fists at Olympics, legacy of protest continues with Kaepernick

50 years after raised fists at Olympics, legacy of protest continues with Kaepernick

Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — It was a moment in time that, even if you haven’t heard the story, you’ve probably seen the images.The date was Oct. 16, 1968, and Tommie Smith and John Carlos had just won the gold and bronze medals, respectively, at the Mexico City Summer Olympics. They had just…

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65

Kim Kulish/Corbis via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, died Monday afternoon in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his family said. He was 65.Allen’s sister, Jody Allen, released a statement on behalf of her family.”My brother was a remarkable individual on every level. While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist…

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“The Voice” recap: The blind auditions conclude and the battle round begins

“The Voice” recap: The blind auditions conclude and the battle round begins

Trae Patton/NBC(LOS ANGELES) — The Voice aired its final blind auditions during the first half of Monday’s two-hour episode, with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson each looking to complete their teams. The battles kicked off the second half of Monday’s show, with coaches getting help from the following advisers: Keith Urban for Team Blake; Thomas Rhett for Team Kelly; and Halsey for Team Jennifer.…

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Eminem gives Jimmy Kimmel a taste of “Venom” on top the Empire State Building

Eminem gives Jimmy Kimmel a taste of “Venom” on top the Empire State Building

ABC/Randy HolmesJimmy Kimmel kicked off his week-long stand at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with a literally towering musical performance from Eminem — atop the Empire State Building. The rapper performed his single “Venom” in an exclusive video shot in the lobby of, then in the elevator of the historic building, crowning the performance on…