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Would this tattoo prevent him from getting a Job?

Would this tattoo prevent him from getting a Job?

After a recent Sean Says email about whether getting a tattoo on your neck could hurt your chances of getting you a job, comes this story….and no he doesn’t need to worry about getting a job.  Well, maybe if he wants to work in the kitchen in the clink. 24-year-old convicted felon Michael Vines crashed…

WEEZER covers TOTO but not Africa

WEEZER covers TOTO but not Africa

There’s a cool new cover floating around online today of ‘Rosanna,’ the 1983 Record of the year Grammy winner for Toto by Weezer!  It’s a cool version of the song, but even cooler is the story behind the cover.  A fan has been trolling Weezer to cover Toto’s most well known song, ‘Africa,’ going as…

Is this the Mugshot of the Decade?

Is this the Mugshot of the Decade?

I guess you have to give it to this guy for his commitment. 30-year-old Michael Bello from Lancaster, Pennsylvania got drunk early on St. Patrick’s Day and said ‘you know what?  I can drive!’ But the cops caught him.  It wasn’t too hard either.  I mean, when you see someone leaning out their car window…

Triumph, IL Movie interview and Curling Open House!

Triumph, IL Movie interview and Curling Open House!

Did you know that a movie available for streaming on Amazon Prime was filmed right in our backyard?  Triumph, IL is a new indie film made by Jake Myers and his friends and family.  Jake is originally from Ottawa, and still has family ties to the area.  Parts of the movie were filmed at the Waltham Curling Club…

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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ roars into theaters this weekend

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ roars into theaters this weekend

Universal(NEW YORK) — Opening nationwide Friday: * Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom — The sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World takes place three years after the events of the first film, with Owen and Claire — played by Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, respectively, reprising their Jurassic World roles — scrambling to save the dinosaurs from…

“The Gray Area with Charlamagne Tha God” headed to HBO later this year

“The Gray Area with Charlamagne Tha God” headed to HBO later this year

Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV(NEW YORK) — Media personality Charlamagne Tha God has inked a deal with HBO for a series of four interview specials, called The Gray Area with Charlamagne Tha God, it was announced on Wednesday. The series, “will provide a safe space for ‘unsafe’ people to curate their stories and control…

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Unemployment goes up slightly from April to May

Unemployment goes up slightly from April to May

Unemployment climbed slightly from April to May. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the LaSalle County rate went from 4.5% to 4.7%. Bureau County’s went from 3.6% to 3.8%. Putnam County’s went from 4.2% to 4.3%. The combined rate for all three counties climbed from 4.3% to 4.4%.

Ottawa selling home damaged in last year’s tornado

Ottawa selling home damaged in last year’s tornado

One of the homes damaged in last year’s tornado is now property of the city of Ottawa. City Attorney Christina Cantlin says the city is selling it for a minimum bid of $10. The home is in the 500 block of Second Ave. Cantlin says the owner couldn’t fix it, so she gave it to…

I.B.E.W. Local 176 members picket new Holiday Inn site

I.B.E.W. Local 176 members picket new Holiday Inn site

Some union workers were outside the construction site of the new Holiday Inn on Columbus Street in Ottawa Thursday. Rich Bellotti was on the picket line. Presumably R.L.P. Development, the company building the hotel, hired a company called Scott Electric to work on the building. Bellotti claims that Scott Electric is paying substandard wages and…

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Illinois Sports 6/21/18

Illinois Sports 6/21/18

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press: CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls went big in the draft, taking Duke’s Wendell Carter Jr. with the No. 7 pick and giving them another versatile frontcourt player to go with Lauri Markkanen. The 6-foot-10, 259-pound Carter can hit from the outside and score…

Illinois Sports 6/20/18

Illinois Sports 6/20/18

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press: CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester won his fifth straight start, Javier Baez backed him with three hits and two runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0. Lester (9-2) gave up five hits over seven innings. CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber…

Illinois Sports 6/19/18

Illinois Sports 6/19/18

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press: CHICAGO (AP) — Albert Almora Jr. hit a game-ending RBI single in the 10th inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 to salvage a split of their day-night doubleheader. Kris Bryant sparked the winning rally with a leadoff triple against…

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