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Fox River levee work well underway at Ottawa High School

Fox River levee work well underway at Ottawa High School

There may be a street closure one of these days near the Ottawa High School Fox River levee project. Supt. Mike Cushing says that’s another project that’s well underway. The work along the west side parking lot is mostly done. Now the contractor is working by the north side parking lot. The work will help…

Coal tar cleanup at former school site to start in August

Coal tar cleanup at former school site to start in August

The last of the coal tar at the old Central School site in Ottawa should be cleaned up starting in August. Coal tar is considered to be a cancer causer. It’s in the ground there because of a business that used coal to make gas a century ago. Mayor Dan Aussem says Nicor Gas, Commonwealth…

Lake Holiday woman arrested after stabbing

Lake Holiday woman arrested after stabbing

The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office says 46-year-old Tara B. Lynch, of Lake Holiday in Somonauk, was arrested on charges of aggravated battery. She was booked into the LaSalle County Jail Tuesday. Monday morning, county deputies were called to the area of Lake Holiday for reports of a man with a stab wound to the neck.…

Seneca Village officials asking residents to keep lawns clean

Seneca Village officials asking residents to keep lawns clean

The city of Seneca is planning to crack down on people who don’t keep their lawns mowed. Police Chief George Lamboley says grass needs to be kept below eight inches and grass clippings need to be kept out of the street and storm sewers. Village ordinances require that a problem be taken care of ten…

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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. …

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Eloy Jiménez hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the ninth inning in his first game against his first major league organization, helping the Chicago White Sox beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1. The 22-year-old Jiménez was a top prospect for the Cubs before he headlined a rare trade with the White Sox for…

Mikolas, Carpenter lead Cardinals to win over Marlins

Mikolas, Carpenter lead Cardinals to win over Marlins

By WARREN MAYES Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mile Mikolas knew his luck would turn around. Dexter Fowler and Matt Carpenter homered to back a strong outing by Mikolas and lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-0 win over the Miami Marlins on Monday night. Mikolas (5-7) snapped a career-high losing streak of…

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Heavy rain brings flash flooding threat for Midwest, Northeast

Heavy rain brings flash flooding threat for Midwest, Northeast

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Heavy rain has fallen over much of the eastern half of the country the last few days, a pattern that will continue on Wednesday. Since the weekend, 5 to 10 inches of rain has prompted widespread flooding issues over an area stretching from the Central Plains through the Ohio River Valley.…

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Hope Hicks expected to testify before House panel

Hope Hicks expected to testify before House panel

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Hope Hicks, the former White House communications director and one of President Donald Trump’s closest aides, is expected to testify behind closed doors before the House Judiciary committee Wednesday as part of the committee’s ongoing investigation into potential obstruction of justice by the president. Committee lawyers and members are prepared to…

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Zion Williamson eager to end long wait for NBA draft: ‘I just want to hoop’

Zion Williamson eager to end long wait for NBA draft: ‘I just want to hoop’

Lou Rocco/ABC News(NEW YORK) — Zion Williamson knows he’s likely to be the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft. But for now, the equation is simple.”I just want to hoop,” he said. Williamson, who will turn 19 a week after the draft, spent the 2018-19 collegiate season blowing people’s minds as a 6-foot-7,…

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Monsanto is contacting the journalists, activists it tracked on ‘watch lists’ in 7 countries

Monsanto is contacting the journalists, activists it tracked on ‘watch lists’ in 7 countries

wellesenterprises/iStock(NEW YORK) — Agriculture conglomerate Monsanto has started contacting journalists, politicians and activists it was keeping tabs on and documenting via “watch lists,” its parent company Bayer announced this week.An international group of journalists, politicians and activists whose information, including their views on pesticides, was tracked by the agribusiness giant, and placed on ‘watch lists’…

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Gambler James Holzhauer’s loss was a huge win for ‘Jeopardy!’

Gambler James Holzhauer’s loss was a huge win for ‘Jeopardy!’

Jeopardy! Productions(LOS ANGELES) — As previously reported, James Holzhauer’s Jeopardy! loss ended up being a big win for for the long-running game show. But now that all the numbers are finally crunched, Vulture reports the professional gambler-turned quiz show champ’s final episode was watched by 14.5 million people — the show’s largest same-day audience since…

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