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IVCC budget for fiscal 2019 is approved

IVCC budget for fiscal 2019 is approved

Illinois Valley Community College trustees have approved a $34 million budget for fiscal year 2019. Revenue is expected to be $31.6 million. That would be 1.3% over the 2018 budget’s revenue. And expenses are expected to tally $34.4 million. That’s an 8% increase. The nearly $3 million difference will be made up with money on…

Donations wanted for Hegeler Carus Mansion staircase renovation

Donations wanted for Hegeler Carus Mansion staircase renovation

The Hegeler Carus Foundation is accepting donations for a staircase renovation. The 20-year old east entrance staircase is deteriorating because rainwater doesn’t run off of it very well. Site Manager Dan Irvin says it’s been closed for four years to protect people. The original staircase failed for the same reason, although somehow it lasted for…

Ottawa police deal with three overdoses Friday afternoon

Ottawa police deal with three overdoses Friday afternoon

Ottawa Police dealt with three suspected heroin overdoses Friday afternoon in the 500 block of Deleon Street. All three were allegedly caused by the same batch. Chief Brent Roalson is asking anyone who may know someone suffering from heroin addiction to let them know for their own safety.

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FRIDAY ROUNDUP: Lady Pirates dominate annual Night Light Invite

FRIDAY ROUNDUP: Lady Pirates dominate annual Night Light Invite

GIRLS TENNIS Ottawa 41, Peoria Notre Dame 22, Morris 18, Quincy 15 OTTAWA – The Lady Pirates opened their season with the Night Lite Invite and won in convincing fashion, earning two all-Ottawa doubles finals and adding a runner-up finish in singles play. In A flight doubles, Ellie Gallagher and Regan O’Fallon defeated teammates Bergen…

Illinois Sports 8/16/18

Illinois Sports 8/16/18

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press: PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jon Lester pitched six innings to win for the first time in just over a month and Ian Happ homered as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0. Lester allowed five hits, struck out eight and had no walks while…

Local Sports 8/16/18

Local Sports 8/16/18

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Memorial service for singer Aretha Franklin held in Detroit

Memorial service for singer Aretha Franklin held in Detroit

Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(DETROIT) — A memorial service honoring the late Aretha Franklin was held in Detroit, Michigan, on Sunday.The “Queen of Soul” died on Aug. 16 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 76.Outside the New Bethel Baptist Church, where the service was held, some signed boards at a memorial paying tribute to the…

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Progressive veterans frame climate change as a national security issue

Progressive veterans frame climate change as a national security issue

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Self-described “ass-kicking, motorcycle-riding, Texas Democrat” MJ Hegar, a candidate for Texas’ deep-red 31st district, has a novel approach to environmental politics: she doesn’t care if her supporters believe in man-made climate change, but says it’s hard to deny the corrupting effects of petroleum dependence on American foreign policy.”Our dependence on foreign oil is…

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Nun does ball trick, throws ‘perfect pitch’ before Chicago White Sox game

Nun does ball trick, throws ‘perfect pitch’ before Chicago White Sox game

ABC News (CHICAGO) — Sister Mary Jo Sobieck isn’t on the Chicago White Sox roster, but it sure looks like they could use her.The nun at Marian Catholic High School took the mound for the ceremonial first pitch ahead of the team’s game Saturday against the Kansas City Royals.Sobieck, who was celebrating her school’s “Night…

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US CEOs earned 312 times more than workers in 2017: Study

US CEOs earned 312 times more than workers in 2017: Study

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — CEOs at the 350 largest U.S. companies received 312 times as much in compensation as typical employees in 2017, according to a study released Thursday.The average chief executive received $18.9 million last year, a 17.6 percent increase from 2016, as the wages of a typical worker rose just 0.3 percent, according to…

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ pays off with $34 million five-day opening

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ pays off with $34 million five-day opening

Sanja Bucko/Warner Bros. Pictures(NEW YORK) — Crazy Rich Asians, which officially opened on Wednesday, had a crazy good weekend, topping the box office with an estimated $34 million over the five-day period, with just under $24.2 million of that earned over the weekend. The film — the first Asian-American-led studio release since 1993’s Joy Luck Club…

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