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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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Roseanne Barr reacts to spin-off show, “The Conners”

Roseanne Barr reacts to spin-off show, “The Conners”

ABC/Adam Rose (LOS ANGELES) — ABC on Thursday announced it would be moving forward with a Roseanne spin-off that excludes the show’s original star and namesake. The network added that show regulars like John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman are all set to reprise their roles in the new sitcom,…

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Plenty to do at Riverfest without carnival

Plenty to do at Riverfest without carnival

Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach says despite there not being a carnival this year, Riverfest on the first week of August is still the biggest party of the summer. And he says there’s still plenty to do. Another change this year is cheaper food tickets. The rate is $10 for ten tickets. Last year it was…

Man convicted in standoff over eviction changing lawyers

Man convicted in standoff over eviction changing lawyers

The lawyer who represents 57-year old Jeffrey Sorrentino of Peru when he’s sentenced won’t be the same one who represented him at trial. Judge H. Chris Ryan found Sorrentino guilty but mentally ill two months ago in connection with an armed standoff with police who were evicting him from a foreclosed home. In court Friday,…

Ottawa Elementary District mulls new safety manual

Ottawa Elementary District mulls new safety manual

The Ottawa Elementary School District is updating its safety manual. The current one is from 2007. It details what teachers and staff need to do in a number of emergencies. Shepherd Middle School Assistant Principle Melanie Conley says staff members have to be ready to deal with emergencies they didn’t use to. The updated manual…

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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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