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Streator updates park use rules for groups

Streator updates park use rules for groups

A rule revision in Streator updates what happens when someone requests the use of a city park. Mayor Jimmie Lansford says some groups of 25 or more will be required to have insurance in case someone’s hurt during the event and the city could be held liable. He says the ordinance update doesn’t really change…

More disabled parking coming to downtown Streator

More disabled parking coming to downtown Streator

The city of Streator will designate four more handicap parking spaces downtown. City Engineer Jeremy Palm says they’ll be at the northeast corner of Park and Main, the southwest and northeast corners of Vermilion and Main, and the northeast corner of Sterling and Main. That’ll bring the total to nine in that area. Mayor Jimmie…

Merritte wants bail lowered due to health and family reasons

Merritte wants bail lowered due to health and family reasons

34-year-old Calvin Merritte, of Chicago, wants his $1-million bond reduced. He was arrested Thursday at one of the LaSalle County Courthouses and is accused of selling cocaine to a Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics team agent. Merritte told Judge H. Chris Ryan that he is being denied needed medical equipment for his asthma and that it…

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FRIDAY ROUNDUP: Lady Pirates advance to IMSA Tournament championship game

FRIDAY ROUNDUP: Lady Pirates advance to IMSA Tournament championship game

GIRLS BASKETBALL Ottawa 47, Harvard 19 AURORA – Angelique Cowan scored 14 points and Maddie Carroll added 12 points for Ottawa (3-0). The Lady Pirates play Rosary (3-0) for the Hoop Happenings Tournament championship today at 4:30 p.m. Putnam County 33, Streator 29 PRINCETON – The Lady Bulldogs (1-2) will play Midland (1-2) in the…

THURSDAY ROUNDUP: Ottawa rallies for win at I.M.S.A. Tournament

THURSDAY ROUNDUP: Ottawa rallies for win at I.M.S.A. Tournament

GIRLS BASKETBALL Ottawa 38, Timothy Christian 27 AURORA — At the I.M.S.A. Hoop Happenings Tournament, Ottawa (2-0) scored the final 15 points of the game to rally for the victory. Sloan Gayan scored a career-high 21 points for the Lady Pirates. Angelique Cowan scored eight of her 11 points in the fourth quarter. Ottawa plays…

Illinois Sports 11/15/18

Illinois Sports 11/15/18

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press: CHICAGO (AP) — As a senior on a team looking to end a string of losing seasons, Max Strus believes there’s no such thing as an ugly win. He happily celebrated DePaul’s performance—warts and all. CHICAGO (AP) — Tarkus Ferguson scored 25, Godwin Boahen…

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Body discovery near where San Francisco 49ers’ fan went missing

(SAN FRANCISCO) — The search for a San Francisco 49ers’ fan who mysteriously went missing during a football game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, took a grim turn when fishermen discovered a body in the water near where the man vanished, police said. Santa Clara and San Jose police have been searching for…

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German Teen Survives Formula Three Crash

German Teen Survives Formula Three Crash

Mark Thompson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — German Teenager Sophia Floersch survived a high speed crash during a Formula Three race in Macau on Sunday. Floersch was going 167 miles per hour when she lost control of the car and vault up over another race car, before crashing into stands holding race officials and photographers.   マカオグランプリで死亡事故か。当たり方がヒドイ無事を祈る#マカオグランプリ…

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New definition of kilogram ditches old metal object for natural constants

New definition of kilogram ditches old metal object for natural constants

iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) — Scientists from 60 countries voted in a historic event in Versailles, France on Friday to change the definition of the kilogram, basing it on electric currents rather than a single solid object. The decision, made at the General Conference on Weights and Measurements, will retire the object known as “Le Grand K,” a…

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Watch now: Netflix’s ‘A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding’ debuts its trailer

Watch now: Netflix’s ‘A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding’ debuts its trailer

Courtesy of Netflix(LOS ANGELES) — Ready for another royal wedding? The follow-up to your favorite holiday guilty pleasure movie, A Christmas Prince, has released its first trailer. The Netflix sequel, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding, takes place a year after the first film, as journalist Amber plans her nuptials to the now-king of the…

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Diddy responds to the passing of his ex Kim Porter: “We were more than soulmates”

Diddy responds to the passing of his ex Kim Porter: “We were more than soulmates”

Allen Berezovsky/Getty ImagesJust days after the death of his ex, model-actress Kim Porter, Sean “Diddy” Combs has broken his silence to offer a heartfelt response to Porter’s unexpected passing.  “For the last three days I’ve been trying to wake up out of this nightmare,” Diddy wrote, captioning a Instagram video that showed him and Porter lovingly embracing. “But I haven’t,” he continues.…