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LaSalle County Health Dept. offers quitting tips for Great American Smokeout

LaSalle County Health Dept. offers quitting tips for Great American Smokeout

There are an estimated 38 million smokers in the United States, and the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout is today. The idea is to get smokers to quit for at least one day and maybe longer. Leslie Daugherty at the LaSalle County Health Department suggests easing off the nicotine. Daugherty also suggests getting rid…

Coal City woman dead of apparent overdose

Coal City woman dead of apparent overdose

A Coal City woman is dead after a suspected drug overdose. Grundy County Coroner John Callahan says that heroin and other pharmaceutical drugs are suspected in the death of 60-year-old Clarice Cummings. Police were called to a home in Coal City where Cummings was found dead Tuesday afternoon. She is the third death in the…

LaSalle County drug court could start in early 2019

LaSalle County drug court could start in early 2019

LaSalle County drug court could start in early 2019. State’s Attorney Karen Donnelly has received a state grant for more than $100,000 for it. And the Illinois Supreme Court’s certification process has begun. Everyone involved in running the drug court programs must be certified. Those include the judge, the prosecutor, the public defender, and the…

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Illinois Sports 11/14/18

Illinois Sports 11/14/18

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press: BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving had 17 points and seven assists as the Boston Celtics, back home from a dreadful road trip, routed the Chicago Bulls 111-82. Jaylen Brown scored 18 points and Jayson Tatum added 14 for the Celtics, who lost the final…

WEDNESDAY ROUNDUP: MA’s Snook named IHSFCA All-State

WEDNESDAY ROUNDUP: MA’s Snook named IHSFCA All-State

FOOTBALL Snook names IHSFCA All-State UNDATED — Marquette running back Jack Snook has been named to the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Class 1A All-State Team. Snook rushed for a team-best 1,194 yards and 23 touchdowns for the Crusaders, and also caught a team-high 13 passes for 199 yards. He adds the IHSFCA All-State…

TUESDAY ROUNDUP: Lady Pirates cruise in season opener

TUESDAY ROUNDUP: Lady Pirates cruise in season opener

GIRLS BASKETBALL Ottawa 47, I.M.S.A. 7 AURORA — Ottawa won its season-opener at the I.M.S.A. Tournament as Angelique Cowan led the Lady Pirates with 11 points. Ella Marvel, Sloan Gayan and Maddie Carroll contributed six points apiece in the victory. Fieldcrest 45, Marquette 37 FLANAGAN — At the Stone Seed Tournament, Molly Snook led the Lady…

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Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels’ attorney, arrested for domestic violence: Police

Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels’ attorney, arrested for domestic violence: Police

ABCNews.com(LOS ANGELES) — Michael Avenatti, the attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels, has been arrested for domestic violence, police said.The incident took place Tuesday and Avenatti was arrested Wednesday, police said.Avenatti was booked at 3:44 p.m. local time Wednesday on a charge of domestic violence with injuries, according to booking records obtained by ABC…

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Trump nominates retired four-star general to be Saudi ambassador

Trump nominates retired four-star general to be Saudi ambassador

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration has nominated John Abizaid, the former head of U.S. Central Command, to be ambassador to Saudi Arabia.The nomination comes amid increased tension between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, as suspicion hangs over the kingdom about its involvement in the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.Abizaid attended West…

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Calgary, Alberta residents vote against hosting 2026 Winter Olympics

Calgary, Alberta residents vote against hosting 2026 Winter Olympics

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Who wouldn’t want to host the 2026 Winter Olympics? A lot of places, it turns out. Calgary, Alberta on Tuesday became the fourth city to turn down the opportunity after its residents voted down a bid for the games, CTV reports. The city last hosted the Winter Olympics in 1988.“We were all…

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David Hockney painting poised to fetch $80M in record-setting auction

David Hockney painting poised to fetch $80M in record-setting auction

Courtesy Christies(NEW YORK) — One of the most iconic paintings of the 20th century is poised to shatter the world record for the most expensive work by a living artist sold at auction.David Hockney’s “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)” will be offered Thursday at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale in…

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‘Little House on the Prairie’ actress Katherine MacGregor dies at 93

‘Little House on the Prairie’ actress Katherine MacGregor dies at 93

Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Katherine MacGregor, who portrayed Harriet Oleson on all nine seasons of the NBC drama Little House on the Prairie, died Tuesday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund’s retirement home in Woodland Hills, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 93. Between 1974 and 1983,…

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Jimmy Kimmel hosts fourth edition of “Mean Tweets: Country Music Edition”

Jimmy Kimmel hosts fourth edition of “Mean Tweets: Country Music Edition”

ABC/Randy HolmesThe 52nd Annual CMA Awards aired Wednesday night on ABC, and later on, so did a fourth installment of Jimmy Kimmel Live!’s Mean Tweets: Country Music Edition. As always, celebs took some time out to see what nasty things people say about them: This time around, Dan + Shay, Lauren Alaina, Cole Swindell, Midland and…