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Parks are closed–mostly

Parks are closed–mostly

You can walk, hike, run, or bike in city parks in Illinois. But Ottawa Police Chief Brent Roalson says you can’t use the playground equipment, ball diamonds, or tennis courts. That’s part of the shutdown ordered to slow the corona virus’ spread. Some cities or park districts may be stricter than others, closing all trails…

Ottawa athlete prepares for Big Run for Small Business

Ottawa athlete prepares for Big Run for Small Business

From April 1st to 12th, you may see Ottawa athlete Coree Aussem-Woltering running. If you can get a picture of him and post it online, he might award you with a gift card to a local business. His Big Run for Small Business fundraiser will take donations via Go Fund Me to buy those gift…

Sixth virus case reported in LaSalle County

Sixth virus case reported in LaSalle County

A woman in her 30s is the sixth person from LaSalle County to test positive for the corona virus. The LaSalle County Health Department says she’s recovering at her home. The word came Tuesday afternoon as the Illinois Department of Public Health announced a new statewide count of 5,994 cases so far. That’s from 937…

Illinois governor extends stay-at-home order to April 30

Illinois governor extends stay-at-home order to April 30

By JOHN O’CONNOR and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ governor has extended his statewide stay-at-home order for three weeks as the nation struggles to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday set a new deadline of April 30 for keeping people inside except for essential needs and…

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Thursday Local Roundup: Sports Update

Thursday Local Roundup: Sports Update

  Youth baseball has been delayed this season. The Little League International Board of Directors and staff is now strongly advising all its local Little League programs to suspend and delay their season and all activities through no earlier than Monday, May 11. This decision will most likely delay the Little League World Series that…

Wednesday Local Roundup: Sports Update

Wednesday Local Roundup: Sports Update

In girls high School basketball’ Congratulations to Ottawa Lady Pirate’s senior Reagan O’Fallon for being unanimously selected to the Interstate Eight Conference First Team.  O’Fallon registered 11.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game. Also Lady Crusader’s sophomore Josie Eager was named to the Tri-County All-Conference Second Team. There was more NFL transactions yesterday…

Tuesday Local Roundup: Sports Updates

Tuesday Local Roundup: Sports Updates

The IHSA released a set of best practices regarding the COVID-19 pandemic to its website on Tuesday, discouraging any type of group workout until at least March 30.  On the website the IHSA stated it does not believe it is necessary or prudent for any number of students to gather for workouts, regardless of how…

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Coronavirus live updates: Need to prepare for ‘battle’ at the apex, Cuomo says

Coronavirus live updates: Need to prepare for ‘battle’ at the apex, Cuomo says

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has infected more than 823,000 people around the world.Over 174,000 of those patients have recovered from the the new respiratory virus, which causes an illness known officially as COVID-19.More than 40,000 people across the globe have died, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems…

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Despite calls for global cooperation, US and China fight over leading coronavirus response

Despite calls for global cooperation, US and China fight over leading coronavirus response

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. and Chinese governments have increasingly turned the novel coronavirus pandemic into a contest over their primacy as the world’s leading humanitarian force, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo highlighting U.S. contributions to global aid agencies Tuesday and pushing back on Chinese propaganda about its overseas assistance.But as the pandemic spreads…

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Tokyo Olympics will open in July 2021

Tokyo Olympics will open in July 2021

CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The 2020 Summer Olympics officially have a new start date after being postponed a year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Games in Tokyo will kick off on July 23, 2021, Japanese organizers announced Monday. That’s almost exactly a year to the day of when the opening…

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Customer has heartfelt message, gifts for delivery drivers: ‘We are depending on you’

Customer has heartfelt message, gifts for delivery drivers: ‘We are depending on you’

Instagram/@drtyoda(GLENDALE, Arizona) — Usually, FedEx drivers are the ones making special deliveries, but for Tadashi Andrews, 40, one customer’s care package left him inspired and hopeful.”The day was the same as normal,” Andrews told “Good Morning America.” “The route that I happened to be on … took me to Glendale, Arizona, and I came upon…

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