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Local tourism figures rose in 2016

Local tourism figures rose in 2016

State figures released this week show tourism grew by nearly 5% in LaSalle County in 2016. Dan Mulka with the Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitor Bureau says tourism supports 1,440 jobs in the county and brings in nearly $200 million per year. His agency works to keep those numbers up. Mulka says tourism directly supports…

Lawmakers and a candidate praise veterans honored in Ottawa

Lawmakers and a candidate praise veterans honored in Ottawa

Six veterans who served in WWII, The Korean War, and the Vietnam War were honored last week at Ottawa City Hall with Congressional Veteran Commendations. Cong. Adam Kinzinger said that people understand the importance of honoring veterans. He says that even though someone enlisting in the military today might be too young to remember the…

Rabid bat found in Leland

Rabid bat found in Leland

A bat found in Leland tested positive for rabies. LaSalle County Animal Control Officer Gary Wind says that’s the 29th so far in Illinois this year. He says that number by itself isn’t alarming, so he’s recommending the usual precautions. If you come home and find a bat in the house, you probably don’t have…

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Illinois Sports 8/13/18

Illinois Sports 8/13/18

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press: DETROIT (AP) — Nicholas Castellanos had a career-high five hits, including a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning, and drove in five runs as the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 9-5. Castellanos singled in the first, doubled and scored in the fourth,…

MONDAY ROUNDUP: Lady Irish golfers win season-opening quad

MONDAY ROUNDUP: Lady Irish golfers win season-opening quad

GIRLS GOLF Seneca 220, Plano 232, Westmont 256, Somonauk 261 PLANO – In Monday’s triangular at Cedardell Golf Course, Rylee Stenzel led the Lady Irish with a 47 and claimed medalist honors. Faith Hacker contributed a 52, Monica Groth shot 54 and Krista Eikleberry carded a 67 in the season-opening victory. JV BOYS GOLF Ottawa…

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Streator golfers play The Prep Tour at Oak Ridge

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Streator golfers play The Prep Tour at Oak Ridge

BOYS GOLF LASALLE – Streator competed Friday in The Prep Tour High School Showcase at Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Course, placing 16th in a field that featured eight schools who placed in the top five at State last season. Per results at The Prep Tour website, the Bulldogs tallied 368 strokes, led by a 79…

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White House sources: Special counsel’s team never requested to speak with Omarosa Manigault Newman while she was a White House staffer

White House sources: Special counsel’s team never requested to speak with Omarosa Manigault Newman while she was a White House staffer

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sources close to the White House tell ABC News that the team that worked with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office for interviews with Trump administration employees never had Omarosa Manigault-Newman on their list and the special counsel never requested to speak with her while she a White House staffer.Sources go on…

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Scoreboard roundup — 8/13/18

Scoreboard roundup — 8/13/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:       INTERLEAGUE Final  N-Y Mets     8  N-Y Yankees   5 Final  Cleveland   10  Cincinnati    3 Final  Texas        5  Arizona       3 Final  L-A Angels   6  San Diego     3, 10 Innings       AMERICAN LEAGUE Final  Detroit       9  Chi White Sox   5 Final  Kansas City   3  Toronto         1 Final  Oakland       7  Seattle         6       NATIONAL…

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Vienna named world’s most livable city

Vienna named world’s most livable city

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Move over, Melbourne — the world has a new most livable city.Vienna now tops the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual ranking, which is based on 30 factors including access to health care, education, infrastructure, culture, the environment and political and social stability.This year, the Austrian capital, home to 1.76 million people, beat out…

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Kerry Washington to star in and produce Hulu sci-fi drama “Old City Blues”

Kerry Washington to star in and produce Hulu sci-fi drama “Old City Blues”

ABC/ Heidi Gutman(HOLLYWOOD) — Kerry Washington has set up another project at Hulu. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Washington has signed on to star in and produce the series adaptation of Boom! Studios’ 2011 graphic novel Old City Blues.   The comic, set in 2048, takes place in New Athens, Greece, a place filled with “high-tech…

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