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Marseilles residents seek answers on home repair grant

Marseilles residents seek answers on home repair grant

North Central Illinois Council of Governments Community Planner Austin Taylor says the home repair grant the city of Marseilles is trying for that helps low to moderate income people rehab their homes is something like a loan that doesn’t have to be paid back as long as the resident stays there. Since the grant process…

State lawmakers to have veterans’ wall of honor at the Capitol

State lawmakers to have veterans’ wall of honor at the Capitol

Illinois veterans will be honored in the Illinois Capitol rotunda next month for a week-and-a-half surrounding Veterans Day. A picture and a written story up to 250 words long can be submitted to an office at the Illinois Statehouse building by November 5. The pictures and stories will be shown on a Wall of Honor…

Streator gets ready for honorary street names

Streator gets ready for honorary street names

Streator could have some designations for honorary street names in the next month or so. Commissioner Ed Brozak suggests naming the streets for the things Streator people became famous for instead of the people’s names. He says the names Clyde Tombaugh, Clarence Mulford, and Reuben Soderstrom aren’t well known out of town. But signs calling…

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Illinois Sports 10/18/18

Illinois Sports 10/18/18

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press: UNDATED (AP) — A loss at the Big House left Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook and his teammates reassessing their goals. The playoffs are now out of reach for the 23rd-ranked Badgers after getting blown out at Michigan, though they still control their destiny in…

GIRLS TENNIS: Ottawa’s Gallagher-O’Fallon duo advances to State quarters

GIRLS TENNIS: Ottawa’s Gallagher-O’Fallon duo advances to State quarters

PALATINE – Ottawa senior Ellie Gallagher is back in the Elite Eight, this time with junior Regan O’Fallon in the IHSA Class 1A State Girls’ Tennis Tournament. In their final match Thursday, Gallagher and O’Fallon knocked out Alyssa Batcheler and Shaya Puri of Chicago Latin, 6-0, 7-6(4) to advance to the quarterfinals. The Lady Pirates’…

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Russian woman charged with alleged ‘information warfare’ against US midterms

Russian woman charged with alleged ‘information warfare’ against US midterms

Roman Babakin/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Federal authorities have charged a Russian woman for allegedly taking part in a Russian plot to influence public opinion over the upcoming 2018 midterms elections and other politically-charged events inside the United States, the Justice Department announced Friday.“The strategic goal of this alleged conspiracy, which continues to this day, is to sow…

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Cleveland Browns trade running back Carlos Hyde to Jacksonville Jaguars

Cleveland Browns trade running back Carlos Hyde to Jacksonville Jaguars

Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Cleveland Browns are trading running back Carlos Hyde to the Jacksonville Jaguars, a source tells ESPN’s Adam Schefter.Hyde has rushed for 382 yards and five touchdown through Cleveland’s first six games. He will now help fill a hole for a Jacksonville team that has been without its…

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Marijuana company heads to New York Stock Exchange

Marijuana company heads to New York Stock Exchange

rgbspace/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The New York Stock Exchange is about to get greener. Canada-based Aurora Cannabis plans to start trading on the NYSE on Oct. 23, the company announced Thursday.The move comes in spite of the fact U.S. financial institutions are still barred from doing business with marijuana companies, be it financing the businesses or…

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Watch John Stamos as a pot-smoking therapist on Sunday’s ‘You’

Watch John Stamos as a pot-smoking therapist on Sunday’s ‘You’

Courtesy of Lifetime(NEW YORK) — This Sunday, John Stamos joins the Lifetime thriller You for a four-episode arc in which he plays a therapist with some unconventional methods. He plays Dr. Nicky, the therapist of Elizabeth Lail’s character Beck. Things get twisted when Beck’s stalker Joe, played by Penn Badgley, also begins seeing him. “I…

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LeToya Luckett recalls the moment she was fired from Destiny’s Child, dishes on reuniting with Beyonce

LeToya Luckett recalls the moment she was fired from Destiny’s Child, dishes on reuniting with Beyonce

Jim Smeal/WireImageIt’s been nearly two decades since LeToya Luckett was let go from Destiny’s Child.  And in an advance clip from an upcoming episode of T.I. & Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle, Luckett says even though it “hurt,” she has no hard feelings. “Management made a decision,” she explained to T.I. & Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle co-star Toya Wright. “There was nothing at…