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County Board member says meetings on Auditor’s Office should be open

County Board member says meetings on Auditor’s Office should be open

Two LaSalle County Board members think it’s time to open up discussions about the Auditor’s Office to the public. Mike Kasap of LaSalle says everyone already knew the members were to talk Monday about how the board can discipline employees and whether it botched discipline earlier this month. Kasap and Curtis Faber of Mendota voted…

Lt. Todd Gordon named Marseilles Officer of the Year

Lt. Todd Gordon named Marseilles Officer of the Year

Marseilles Police Lt. Todd Gordon is the Marseilles VFW’s Officer of the Year. VFW Commander John Finnegan presented the award to Gordon last week at Marseilles City Council. Gordon was nominated by Police Chief Brian Faber because of his involvement with the Shop with a Cop program. In the program, needy children shop for Christmas…

IVCC starting cyber security degree

IVCC starting cyber security degree

Illinois Valley Community College is starting a cyber security degree. Dean of Workforce Development Shane Lange says someone getting such a degree could qualify for jobs that start at $20 or more per hour. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics says the media pay is around $47 per hour. Lange says people considering a cyber…

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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

BALTIMORE (AP) — José Abreu homered and drove in five runs, James McCann had a homer and four RBIs and Chicago White Sox beat the bumbling Baltimore Orioles 12-2. McCann’s three-run drive off David Hess highlighted a four-run fifth inning, and Abreu’s shot with a man on sparked a four-run seventh against Tanner Scott. NEW…

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Ottawa, Seneca, Streator Softball earn weekend wins

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Ottawa, Seneca, Streator Softball earn weekend wins

SOFTBALL Ottawa 6, DeKalb 1 DEKALB – Sloan Gayan finished 3 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs Friday for the Lady Pirates (12-2-1, 3-1-1). She also tossed a complete game one-hitter with 10 strikeouts. Molly Harris added a single and an RBI, while Jenna Nink and Zoe Harris each contributed a couple of…

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Winner of $768 million Powerball jackpot to be revealed

Winner of $768 million Powerball jackpot to be revealed

LPETTET/iStock (NEW YORK) — The winner of last month’s $768.4 million Powerball jackpot is set to come forward on Tuesday.The winning ticket was sold in March at a Speedway in New Berlin, about 15 miles west of Milwaukee.The jackpot — the third-largest in U.S. history at $768.4 million — has a lump sum cash value…

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Rep. Eric Swalwell says Trump impeachment ‘not off the table,’ calls on Mueller to testify before Congress

Rep. Eric Swalwell says Trump impeachment ‘not off the table,’ calls on Mueller to testify before Congress

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — For Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., and many other Democrats, the findings in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report are a launching pad for the next round of investigations examining President Donald Trump — investigations that they say could ultimately lead to impeachment proceedings.”We’re certainly having a conversation about how we hold…

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Tom Brady shares heartfelt note on his parents’ 50th wedding anniversary

Tom Brady shares heartfelt note on his parents’ 50th wedding anniversary

Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Tom Brady often speaks about his deep appreciation for his parents and the hand they’ve had in his great success.The New England Patriots quarterback shared a lengthy post to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday.Alongside Galynn Brady and Tom Brady Sr.’s wedding photo and a more recent…

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Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines, on the changing industry and customer expectations

Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines, on the changing industry and customer expectations

Niall_Majury/iStock(WASHINGTON) — United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz thinks airlines are reaching a breaking point with shrinking seat sizes.”I think we are nearing a point certainly that we can’t do that anymore,” he told ABC News’ Senior Transportation Correspondent David Kerley.Munoz acknowledged having to stay competitive with peers and match many of their moves, but he…

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ cast recaps all 22 Marvel films on ‘The Tonight Show’ with “We Didn’t Start the Fire” parody

‘Avengers: Endgame’ cast recaps all 22 Marvel films on ‘The Tonight Show’ with “We Didn’t Start the Fire” parody

NBC(NEW YORK) — Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame opens nationwide Friday, and to mark the occasion, Jimmy Fallon gathered the film’s cast on The Tonight Show to summarize the franchise’s entire 21-film catalog in a parody of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” In the pre-recorded segment, Fallon, impersonating Joel from the original “We Didn’t Start the Fire” music video, was joined by original Avengers Robert…

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