WCMY News
more »

Cusick trial pushed back again

Cusick trial pushed back again

The murder case against 51-year Ken Cusick, of Ottawa, is off the trial call again. Judge Cynthia Raccuglia said Wednesday there are still issues that need to be worked out. One is whether Cusick’s lawyer can bring one of State’s Attorney Karen Donnelly’s campaign promises from 2016 as evidence to show undue bias. Judge Raccuglia…

St. Rep. Welter says governor’s budget speech doesn’t offer any changes

St. Rep. Welter says governor’s budget speech doesn’t offer any changes

St. Rep. David Welter says he’s disappointed in Gov. Pritzker’s budget message. The Morris Republican says the Democratic governor will keep Illinois on the same path that got it into financial trouble. Welter says Democrats have the numbers to change things, but they’re not. He spoke through the Illinois House Republicans press office.

St. Sen. Brian Stewart on Gov. Pritzker’s budget address

St. Sen. Brian Stewart on Gov. Pritzker’s budget address

SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) released the following statement after Gov. J. B. Pritzker delivered his first Budget Address Feb. 20 to a joint session of legislators in the House of Representatives. “The annual Budget Address is where we begin negotiations for the next fiscal year. Now we start the long process of…

St. Rep. Yednock’s statement on the governor’s budget address

St. Rep. Yednock’s statement on the governor’s budget address

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, releases the following statement after Gov. Pritzker’s Budget Address on Wednesday: “Today we heard from Gov. Pritzker on his plans for the upcoming budget. It’s clear that digging out state out of the financial mess left by the former governor will take tough decisions and work from…

WCMY Sports
more »

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Patrick Kane scored two goals, including the game winner with 2:18 left in overtime, extending his point streak to 19 games and lifting the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. Artem Anisimov, Brandon Saad and Alex DeBrincat scored for Chicago in the first period. The Blackhawks have…

TUESDAY ROUNDUP: Hill scores 1,000th point in Ottawa win at Streator

TUESDAY ROUNDUP: Hill scores 1,000th point in Ottawa win at Streator

BOYS BASKETBALL Ottawa 65, Streator 41 STREATOR – Wyatt Hill became the 13th player in Ottawa boys’ basketball history to reach 1,000 career points, and the Pirates (23-2) ran their winning streak to seven games with a victory at “Pops” Dale Gymnasium. Hill finished with 13 points. Myles Tucker added 14 points, Dakota Deverteuil had…

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that All-Star infielder Manny Machado has agreed to a $300 million, 10-year deal with the rebuilding San Diego Padres, the biggest contract ever for a free agent. Machado’s deal, if completed, would be the second-largest in baseball history behind Giancarlo Stanton’s…

Closings & Cancellations

WCMY Bloggers

Podcasts

National News
more »

Latest Headline

Jussie Smollett taken into custody by Chicago police

Jussie Smollett taken into custody by Chicago police

ABC News(CHICAGO) — Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested in Chicago for allegedly filing a false report of a crime, police said.Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi announced via Twitter early Thursday morning that Smollett “is under arrest and in custody of detectives.”Smollett turned himself into police Thursday at 5:15 a.m. local time and…

Political News
more »

Latest Headline

National Sports
more »

Latest Headline

Nike promises to investigate ripped shoe that led to Duke star’s injury

Nike promises to investigate ripped shoe that led to Duke star’s injury

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(DURHAM, N.C.) — North Carolina’s blowout of Duke wasn’t the most pressing blowout on the college basketball powerhouse’s mind after Wednesday’s marquee matchup. Instead, it was Zion Williamson’s blown-out Nike high-tops.Williamson, who is projected by many to be the first overall pick in this June’s NBA draft, left Wednesday’s game with a right…

Business News
more »

Latest Headline

Couple hoping to identify Airbnb guests who stole TVs, toiletries in viral video

Couple hoping to identify Airbnb guests who stole TVs, toiletries in viral video

AndreyPopov/iStock(ATLANTA) — A Georgia couple who says their home was robbed is looking for the thieves — people who rented the space through Airbnb.The couple rented out one of its properties on Airbnb to four guests for a three-night stay over the weekend, Luke, one of the homeowners, told ABC News on Wednesday. He said…

Entertainment News
more »

Latest Headline

Jussie Smollett in custody; arrested for false report of hoax “attack”

Jussie Smollett in custody; arrested for false report of hoax “attack”

ABC(CHICAGO) — Empire star Jussie Smollett has been arrested, and is currently in custody of detectives, according to Anthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer for the Chicago Police Department.  Wednesday night, authorities filed a felony charge of disorderly conduct/filing a false police report against the actor, who claimed he was the victim of an anti-gay hate…

Music News
more »

Latest Headline

Nashville notes

Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockWednesday’s a busy day for country stars on TV.  Morgan Wallen starts things off on NBC’s Today, which begins at 7 a.m., while Florida Georgia Line guests on the syndicated The Ellen DeGeneres Show.  Then Reba McEntire visits Watch What Happens Live! on Bravo starting at 11 p.m. ET. Thompson Square is canceling their weekend performances, including a Saturday appearance at the Grand Ole Opry,…