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IVCH Foundation awards scholarships

IVCH Foundation awards scholarships

Two women are heading back to school in the fall with scholarships. Emma Barrie of Oglesby and Mary Jauch of Peru are both getting scholarships from the Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation. Barrie recently graduated from LaSalle Peru High School and was awarded the Brian L. Lamps Scholarship. She plans to study physical therapy at…

Person of interest in Ottawa double murder dead in Plano

Person of interest in Ottawa double murder dead in Plano

A Plano man, who was a suspect in a double murder in Ottawa, is dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after an overnight police stakeout. He’s been identified as 48-year-old Christoper B. Stankovich. Plano Police Lt. Norm Allison says police from all over the area converged in the 300 block of W. Dearborn Friday night…

Man in viral video gets court date

Man in viral video gets court date

The Peru man who appears to be in a viral video pushing an older man into a wooded area and yelling at him had his first court appearance Friday. 43-year-old Michael Stuart is set to be arraigned on July 12. That’s when his formal charges will be read. Stuart is charged with aggravated battery to…

Oglesby man arrested on child porn charges

Oglesby man arrested on child porn charges

County Deputies arrested 32-year-old Timothy M. Stephens, of Oglesby, Friday from the 100 block of E. 2nd Street. Stephens is charged with having child pornography. He was taken to the county jail. The arrest follows an ongoing investigation into child pornography involving several police agencies.

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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) — The Chicago Bulls have drafted North Carolina point guard Coby White with the No. 7 overall pick. White made a big impact in his lone season at North Carolina. He averaged 16.1 points and 4.1 assists, helping the Tar Heels reach the Sweet Sixteen. Chicago also took Arkansas big man Daniel Gafford…

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras homered twice and drove in five runs, and the Chicago Cubs handed Lucas Giolito his first loss since April by downing the Chicago White Sox 7-3. David Bote also connected to help the Cubs bounce back from a tough loss to their crosstown rivals in their first meeting of the…

Ottawa Recreation June 24-28

Ottawa Recreation June 24-28

Ottawa Recreation’s third week will feature the Rob Thompson Magic Show from 10:15-11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28 in the Central School Auditorium. Free admission; all are welcome. Supervisors will meet at their parks and walk or wait until bus transportation arrives. That afternoon, there will be an all-park Play Day at Rigden Park from 1-4. …

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City in Oklahoma ordered to boil water after possible E. coli contamination

City in Oklahoma ordered to boil water after possible E. coli contamination

iStock/kirilllutz(KINGFISHER, Okla.) — A northern Oklahoma town was warned against consuming public water without boiling it first after a city well tested positive for E. coli. bacteria. Residents in Kingfisher, about 50 miles northwest of Oklahoma City, were told to boil their water to kill potential E. coli bacteria or other possible “disease causing agents”…

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President Trump denies sexual assault allegation

President Trump denies sexual assault allegation

Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) —  President Trump is denying that he sexually assaulted advice columnist E. Jean Carroll in the mid-1990s, calling her claims false and motivated by attempts to sell her forthcoming book. In a New York Magazine article posted Friday, Carroll accuses Trump of sexually assaulting her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room 23…

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Red Sox legend David Ortiz out of ICU, remains in ‘good condition’

Red Sox legend David Ortiz out of ICU, remains in ‘good condition’

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images(BOSTON) — Former Red Sox great David Ortiz was released from the intensive care unit on Saturday, just one day shy of two weeks since he was shot in a blundered murder attempt in the Dominican Republic.The Red Sox issued a statement Saturday afternoon from Ortiz’s wife, Tiffany Ortiz, saying the future Hall…

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Rat falls from ceiling onto customer’s table at Buffalo Wild Wings

Rat falls from ceiling onto customer’s table at Buffalo Wild Wings

iStock(LOS ANGELES) — An unwanted guest surprised a woman at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Los Angeles on Thursday.Alisha Norman, a Houston native who was visiting Southern California, told Houston ABC station KTRK-TV she was at the restaurant watching the U.S. women’s soccer team play Sweden in the World Cup when a live rat…

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Elliot Roberts, longtime Neil Young manager & Asylum Records co-founder, dead at 76

Elliot Roberts, longtime Neil Young manager & Asylum Records co-founder, dead at 76

Gabe Ginsberg/Getty ImagesElliot Roberts, who managed Neil Young for over 50 years and also oversaw the careers of many other top artists, died Friday morning at age 76, according to an official statement by his management company. No cause of death was given.The statement notes that over the years, Roberts also guided the careers of…