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Everclear front man coming to Ottawa Riverfest

Everclear front man coming to Ottawa Riverfest

Chicago cover band Maggie Speaks is headlining downtown Ottawa’s Riverfest on Saturday, August, 4. Riverfest Music Committee member Mike Story says the band will be performing with a special guest. Playing before Maggie Speaks and Art Alexakis is cover bands 90s Daughter and Pearl Jam Tribute. On Thursday the headliner is a Tom Petty cover…

America’s Run for the Fallen enters LaSalle County

America’s Run for the Fallen enters LaSalle County

The runners you may have seen along U.S. 6 in LaSalle County Monday are taking turns running 6,000 miles across the country. George Lutz founded Honor and Remember which is organizing America’s Run for the Fallen. Every mile or so, runners are stopping for a ceremony to honor some of the 20,000 service members killed…

Congressional candidate Dady finds family separation policy unconscionable

Congressional candidate Dady finds family separation policy unconscionable

Congressional candidate Sara Dady says keeping parents and their children apart while figuring out whether they’re allowed to enter the United States is cruel. The parents are being charged with the crime of entering the country illegally. Dady says there’s another part of the law to consider. Dady says people asking for asylum in the…

Drink water and take breaks to stay healthy during the heat wave

Drink water and take breaks to stay healthy during the heat wave

Ottawa Fire Chief Steve Haywood is asking people to stay hydrated during the heat wave and throughout the rest of the summer. He says if you’re working outdoors to drink plenty of water and avoid caffeinated drinks. It’s also a good idea to take breaks in a cool area when possible. Too much sun and…

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WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Streaks win Wooden Bat Tournament

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Streaks win Wooden Bat Tournament

YOUTH BASEBALL Ottawa Streaks win OBB Wooden Bat Tournament OTTAWA – The Knights of Columbus Streaks won three of four games over the weekend to claim the tournament title. The Streaks won their opener Saturday against Niles, 4-3. Jalen Flavel and Jace Addis had two hits each, and Grant Waldron pitched a complete game four-hitter…

Illinois Sports 6/17/18

Illinois Sports 6/17/18

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press: ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jack Flaherty and four relievers combined on a four-hitter, Matt Carpenter homered and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-0. Flaherty allowed just two hits while striking out seven in five innings, but he walked three and hit…

Lindor, Ramirez HR, lead Clevinger, Indians over Chisox 5-2

Lindor, Ramirez HR, lead Clevinger, Indians over Chisox 5-2

By ANDREW SELIGMAN ,  AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Francisco Lindor sensed the Cleveland Indians needed a lift coming off back-to-back losses. Nothing like a leadoff homer or a late tiebreaking drive to get the job done. Lindor and Jose Ramirez connected, Mike Clevinger struck out 11 in seven innings and the Indians beat the…

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Audio recording emerges of ‘orchestra’ of crying children in migrant detention center

Audio recording emerges of ‘orchestra’ of crying children in migrant detention center

U.S. Customs and Border Protection(NEW YORK) — Young migrant children, fighting through tears, can be heard crying “Mami” and “Papa” in an eight-minute audio clip first obtained by ProPublica.The children are believed to be between 4 and 10 years of age, and they’re crying because their parents have been detained elsewhere after crossing the U.S.-Mexico…

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Advocacy groups mobilizing supporters to end the ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policy

Advocacy groups mobilizing supporters to end the ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policy

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — After the Department of Homeland Security reported 2,000 children had been separated from their families at the U.S. border, advocacy groups responded in force.From class-action lawsuits to petitions, here are three advocacy groups mobilizing supporters to take action.American Civil Liberties UnionThe ACLU has been one of the leading groups in the immigration…

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Firefighter from Massachusetts plays in US Open

Firefighter from Massachusetts plays in US Open

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(BROCKTON, Mass.) — Brockton, Massachusetts firefighter Matt Parziale is not only a full time firefighter but a U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship golfer who gave his dad the greatest Father’s Day gift, playing in the U.S Open.After winning the U.S. Mid-Amateur last October, Parziale earned his first U.S. Open start and is the first Mid-Amateur…

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Eight things you should never do at hotel checkout

Eight things you should never do at hotel checkout

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For most hotel guests, checking out is an afterthought. It’s the last thing you have to do before heading home. But knowing what not to do at checkout and properly preparing for it can turn a potentially heated situation into a quick “thank you and goodbye.” Below, we compiled a list of…

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Jack White announces new batch of US tour dates

Jack White announces new batch of US tour dates

ABC/Nicole WilderJack White has added a new batch of US tour dates to his upcoming schedule. The four-date fall run begins September 15 in Shreveport, Louisiana, and includes stops in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Lubbock, Texas and El Paso, Texas. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 22 at JackWhiteIII.com. This weekend, White will head to Pasadena,…