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Streator police on the lookout for sex offender

Streator police on the lookout for sex offender

Streator police are looking for 46-year-old David Amburgey. He’s a sex offender who is said to be living in Streator, but hasn’t registered with police. Amburgey has convictions of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and bodily harm and aggravated criminal sexual abuse to a a victim under age 13. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is…

Chemical cloud over Ottawa business cleared

Chemical cloud over Ottawa business cleared

The Ottawa Fire Department says a hazmat team was called, but it wasn’t needed to deal with a chemical leak at Crystal Metals, the titanium plant east of Ottawa, Thursday evening. Employees think the white cloud that formed over, and inside, of a building was Anhydrous Aluminum Chloride, a corrosive gas. An air scrubber that…

Seneca High investments pay off

Seneca High investments pay off

Seneca High School’s investments are yielding big returns with around $400,000 in interest in the last year. The school district has about $18 million invested. Supt. Jim Carlson says the district isn’t putting money away just to have it sitting somewhere. It’s going to be used for something big someday. The big expense is expected…

Ottawa to ask for state grant for next sewer separation job

Ottawa to ask for state grant for next sewer separation job

Ottawa’s next sewer separation job might be eligible for a state grant. City Hall is asking for $500,000 to cover most of the estimated $693,000 cost. Rachel Schneider with Renwick and Associates says four places along the Illinois River where storm and sanitary sewers connect on the south side will get work. Schneider is helping…

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Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — It’s never too early for some Ohio State-Michigan sniping. Hours after Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh took a swipe at former Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer’s legacy, Ohio State defensive end Jonathon Cooper played along. Cooper was asked about new co-defensive coordinator Greg Mattison, who spent 13 seasons under different coaches at Michigan, including…

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish tossed six innings of two-hit, shutout ball to finally earn his first win at Wrigley Field as a Cub and lead Chicago past the Cincinnati Reds 5-2. Kris Bryant and Addison Russell homered for the only hits off Sonny Gray as Chicago won for the fifth time in six games.…

Ottawa Recreation July 22-26

Ottawa Recreation July 22-26

Ottawa Recreation’s sevent and final week will feature the Ottawa Recreation Game Carnival, which will take place Wednesday, July 24, from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. at Rigden Park.  The carnival consists of various sidewalk games that kids can play for 10 cents each.  Bring the kids for a fun, inexpensive afternoon!  If it rains on Wednesday,…

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These 5 statistics show why we’re experiencing historically hot weather

These 5 statistics show why we’re experiencing historically hot weather

yokeetod/iStock(NEW YORK) — You’re not imagining it: This summer has been a really hot one.Last month was the hottest June ever, according to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — and it was the overall hottest first half of the year in South America, Mexico, New Zealand, Madagascar and other parts…

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Julián Castro calls on Puerto Rico governor to resign as mass protests take over San Juan

Julián Castro calls on Puerto Rico governor to resign as mass protests take over San Juan

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As tensions rise in San Juan, Puerto Rico following reports of controversial leaked group chats between Gov. Ricardo Roselló and a number of his advisers and Cabinet members, former Obama administration Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro is the first Democratic presidential candidate to call on Roselló to resign.“Americans in…

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DOJ sides with NFL, Raiders in Oakland antitrust lawsuit and the city hits back

DOJ sides with NFL, Raiders in Oakland antitrust lawsuit and the city hits back

33ft/iStock(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Oakland is challenging the Department of Justice over a case based on the Raiders’ decision to move out of the California city. In December 2018, after the NFL team announced their plan to move out of Oakland and to Las Vegas, Nevada, at the start of the 2020 football season, the city…

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Outdoor Voices CEO Ty Haney announces she is pregnant

Outdoor Voices CEO Ty Haney announces she is pregnant

Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Entrepreneur Ty Haney, the founder and CEO of Outdoor Voices, is pregnant with a baby girl!Haney, 30, is expecting her first child with her fiance Mark Wystrach, and is due this November.”As a young female founder and CEO it’s so cool to show that you don’t have to choose career…

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Sleeping with Sirens premieres new song, “Break Me Down”

Sleeping with Sirens premieres new song, “Break Me Down”

Sumerian RecordsSleeping with Sirens has premiered a new song called “Break Me Down,” a track from the band’s forthcoming album, How It Feels to Be Lost. “Break Me Down” follows the new record’s previously single, “Leave It All Behind.” Both tracks are available now for digital download. How It Feels to Be Lost arrives September…