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More bicycle lane striping coming to Ottawa

More bicycle lane striping coming to Ottawa

The next round of bicycle lane striping in Ottawa will do about 17 blocks on the east side, in center Ottawa, and downtown. Commissioner James Less says it’ll continue what’s been done on W. Main, Boyce Memorial Dr., Champlain St., and McKinley Rd. This year’s bicycle lane work will be done on Superior St. from…

Marseilles moving forward on home repair grant process

Marseilles moving forward on home repair grant process

The Marseilles City Council on Wednesday appointed a committee to administer grant money for housing rehabilitation. Mayor Jim Hollenbeck says it’s part of the city’s effort to get some grant money to help people around town with home repairs. On the committee are Hollenbeck, Commissioner Bobby Kaminski, City Clerk Lesley Hart, City Engineer Mike Etscheid,…

Charge dropped against witness in involuntary manslaughter case

Charge dropped against witness in involuntary manslaughter case

As LaSalle County prosecutors promised, a charge of involuntary manslaughter was dropped this week against one of the people who testified two weeks ago against 43-year old Mason Shannon. Shannon was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of 32-year old Michael Castelli of Ottawa last year. Shannon’s sentencing is in November. Twenty-two year old…

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THURSDAY ROUNDUP: Ottawa golfers edge Mendota

THURSDAY ROUNDUP: Ottawa golfers edge Mendota

BOYS GOLF Ottawa 181, Mendota 184 MENDOTA – The Pirates’ T.J. McDonnell tied Mendota’s Taylor Joyce for medalist honors after both carded rounds of 43 at Mendota Golf Club. Nick Angus carded a 44 for Ottawa, Drake Stoudt followed with a 45 and Erik Vandervelde posted a 48 in the victory. The Trojans had Ethan…

Illinois Sports 9/20/18

Illinois Sports 9/20/18

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press: CLEVELAND (AP) — Matt Davidson hit a run-scoring single with two out in the 11th inning to lift the White Sox to a 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night, Chicago’s first victory at Progressive Field this season. The White Sox were…

WEDNESDAY ROUNDUP: Streator VB loses at Westmont

WEDNESDAY ROUNDUP: Streator VB loses at Westmont

VOLLEYBALL Westmont def. Streator, 25-19, 25-20 WESTMONT – Natali Haynes and Anna Yanek each had four kills for Streator (6-21, 2-3), with Haynes adding two blocks. Skylar Bedeker contributed three kills and a block, Taylor Hoskins finished with three kills and 10 assists, and Jozie Cole chipped in two kills, 11 digs and two aces.…

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Indiana burglar robs man in his home, uses Bird scooter to get away

Indiana burglar robs man in his home, uses Bird scooter to get away

iStock/Thinkstock(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indianapolis police are searching for a burglar suspected of stealing items from inside a home and using a Bird electric scooter to leave the scene of the crime.Michael Leppert said he was getting ready at home on Tuesday morning when he heard what sounded like footsteps coming from the first floor. He yelled…

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Tentative deal for Kavanaugh, accuser to testify on Thursday

Tentative deal for Kavanaugh, accuser to testify on Thursday

Holton Arms School Yearbook(WASHINGTON) — A tentative deal was struck Saturday evening for both Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexual assault, to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, two sources close to the talks confirmed to ABC News. The deal came after considerable wrangling…

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Iowa State mourns slain star golfer with sea of yellow, video tribute

Iowa State mourns slain star golfer with sea of yellow, video tribute

ABC News(DES MOINES) — On most game days, the stands filled with fans for the Iowa State Cyclones football team are a riotous mix of colors.But on Saturday morning, all you could see was a sea of solemn yellow, a tribute to a beloved star golfer who was killed earlier this week. Celia Barquin Arozamena,…

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California governor signs law to bar restaurants from automatically handing out plastic straws

California governor signs law to bar restaurants from automatically handing out plastic straws

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — California has passed a law that will ban restaurants from automatically giving out plastic straws in an effort to help protect the environment, particularly the ocean and marine life. “Plastic has helped advance innovation in our society, but our infatuation with single-use convenience has led to disastrous consequences,” Gov. Jerry Brown of…

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Will Smith on his debut as a stand-up comedian: “I AM HOOKED”

Will Smith on his debut as a stand-up comedian: “I AM HOOKED”

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Will Smith took his first crack at stand-up comedy this week and he loved it. In an Instagram post on Thursday night, Smith shared a series of photos from his comedy debut. “I did Stand Up last night… FIRST TIME EVER!,” he wrote. “I opened for Dave Chappelle. I AM HOOKED.” According to Variety, Smith made his…

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