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Coal tar cleanup about to begin at former Central School site in Ottawa

Coal tar cleanup about to begin at former Central School site in Ottawa

Cleanup contractors will begin removing the last of the coal tar at the former Central School site in Ottawa in the next few weeks. Jennifer Golz, a spokesperson for Nicor Gas, says some environmental surveyors will be there this week. A fence will go up to keep the public away from the cleanup area during…

St. Rep. Yednock to meet with veterans again

St. Rep. Yednock to meet with veterans again

St. Rep. Lance Yednock wants to meet with veterans again. His second Veterans Advisory Committee will be at 6pm this Wednesday, November 20 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Ottawa. The Ottawa Democrat says any veterans, current service members, and others interested in veterans issues are welcome. He says he wants to understand…

Retired teacher Roger Amm awarded for work in documentary

Retired teacher Roger Amm awarded for work in documentary

There’s another Regional Emmy in connection with a documentary about an Ottawa man’s search for information about his grandfather. Roger Amm won the award at the Chicago Regional Emmys Saturday night. His award is for Outstanding Crafts Achievement for On-Camera Talent in A Golden Cross to Bear: A Story of the 33rd Division in World…

Progress being made on Starved Rock State Park expansion

Progress being made on Starved Rock State Park expansion

Progress is being made on surveying some 2,600 acres of land added last year to Starved Rock and Matthiessen state parks. Site Superintendent Kerry Novak says there have been challenges. Novak says there aren’t any roads in the area except for old mining trails. He’s hoping to eventually have camping, bike trails, and possibly some…

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WEEKEND ROUNDUP: L-P Swim Co-Op sends Peyton Heagy to State

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: L-P Swim Co-Op sends Peyton Heagy to State

GIRLS SWIMMING L-P’s Peyton Heagy wins twice to advance to State EAST MOLINE – The La Salle-Peru/Ottawa/Streator/Earlville co-op placed fifth at Saturday’s IHSA United Township Sectional, and will send one swimmer to State. L-P swimmer Peyton Heagy won both the 50-yard freestyle (24.52) and the 100 freestyle (53.44), and will compete in both events at…

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Todd Gurley and Malcolm Brown ran for touchdowns and the Los Angeles Rams were able to ground out a 17-7 victory over the Chicago Bears. Gurley tied a season high with 97 yards on 25 carries, scoring on a 1-yard carry up the middle with 3:28 remaining in the first half…

THURSDAY ROUNDUP: Streator bowlers fall to L-P

THURSDAY ROUNDUP: Streator bowlers fall to L-P

BOYS BOWLING Streator falls to rival The Bowlin’ Bulldogs were defeated by the L-P Cavilers 2440-2914 Leading the Bulldogs was Sophomore, Adam Jakupcak with a 564 series. Followed by Freshmen, Brady Grabowski with a 555. The JV Bulldogs lost to the Cavs 1494 – 2375. Sophomore, Ben Pon had a 351 series — Streator Bulldog…

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Homeland Security watchdog calls out ‘serious management and performance challenges’ linked to vacant leadership positions

Homeland Security watchdog calls out ‘serious management and performance challenges’ linked to vacant leadership positions

memoriesarecaptured/iStock(WASHINGTON) —  A new watchdog report is sounding the alarm over long-standing vacancies in the Department of Homeland Security. The report, examining turnover and shifting leadership at the DHS, found “serious management and performance challenges,” as well as “serious gaps” in department communication and operations linked to high turnover and vacant leadership positions across the…

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Scoreboard roundup — 11/17/19

Scoreboard roundup — 11/17/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONPhiladelphia 114, Cleveland 95Sacramento 100, Boston 99Denver 131, Memphis 114Orlando 125, Washington 121New Orleans 108, Golden State 100L.A. Lakers 122, Atlanta 101NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEChicago 4, Buffalo 1Vegas 6, Calgary 0NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEDallas 35, Detroit 27Indianapolis 33, Jacksonville 13Minnesota 27, Denver 23Baltimore 41, Houston…

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Chick-Fil-A will no longer fund anti-LGBTQ organizations

Chick-Fil-A will no longer fund anti-LGBTQ organizations

Wolterk/iStock(NEW YORK) — After courting controversy for years, the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A will no longer fund two organizations that have historically opposed same-sex marriage. The Atlanta-based restaurant chain has come under fire from LGBTQ+ activists for reportedly donating millions of dollars to two Christian charities: The Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.The company…

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