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Utilities remind you to call before you dig

Utilities remind you to call before you dig

As people start digging for various reasons this spring, Nicor Gas wants them to remember to call 811 first. JULIE, the Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators service, will send people out to mark where the underground wires and pipes are. Nicor Gas spokesman Bernie Anderson says just call three business days in advance. The…

Nurses have two options to get their degree.

Nurses have two options to get their degree.

Illinois Valley Community College is partnering with the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville School of Nursing on a registered nurse to bachelors program. The “Pathway RN/BS Program” allows the transfer of credits from IVCC to SIUE so students can complete a nursing baccalaureate. IVCC Director of Nursing Programs Jennifer Grobe explains what counseling students will get when…

Johnson and Johnson vaccine paused; clinic still going on

Johnson and Johnson vaccine paused; clinic still going on

The large vaccination clinic at Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby is still on for tomorrow after news broke about an issue with the single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine. However you’ll have to be ready to come back in a month because the Lasalle County Health Department says they will now utilize the Moderna…

Ladd students to do Earth Day project in Matthiessen State Park

Ladd students to do Earth Day project in Matthiessen State Park

Students from Ladd Grade School will plant trees and pollinator gardens at Matthiessen State Park Thursday morning. They may also pull out invasive plants. It’s for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Earth Day in the Parks event. Students from several schools across the state, Boy Scout troops, and University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners…

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Wednesday Local Sports Update

Wednesday Local Sports Update

In girls volleyball Marquette defeated Putnam County in two sets at Bader Gym. For the Lady Crusaders Addie McConnaughhay had five kills and six digs,  Evelyn Biggins and Eva McCallum each finished with five kills and Kaylee Killelea added a match-best 17 assists.   The Earlville boys soccer team defeated Serena 5-1  in the Little…

Tuesday Local Sports Update

Tuesday Local Sports Update

The IHSA announced that student-athletes competing in low-risk outdoor sports – such as track and field, tennis, softball, and baseball – would not be required to wear masks while actively competing.  Competitors would be required to wear masks when on the bench or waiting to compete.   Yesterday The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association announced the…

IHSA Football: Saturday Scores

IHSA Football: Saturday Scores

Saturday’s Scores By The Associated Press PREP FOOTBALL Abingdon 20, Astoria (Table Grove VIT) 14 Amboy 16, West Carroll 8 Benton 40, Murphysboro/Elverado 18 Breese Mater Dei 34, Hillsboro 0 Cary-Grove 20, Prairie Ridge 7 Chicago (Noble Charter/C. Bulls) 22, Von Steuben 20 Chicago Perspectives/Joslin 28, Hubbard 22 Christopher-Ziegler-Royalton 22, Eldorado 16 Clemente 8, North…

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Anti-Asian hate bill could muster bipartisan support on Senate floor

Anti-Asian hate bill could muster bipartisan support on Senate floor

drnadig/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Senate will take its first step aimed at combating the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes Wednesday in what could prove to be an increasingly rare bipartisan Senate effort. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the Senate will vote Wednesday on whether to begin debate on a bill, sponsored by Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii,…

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Scoreboard roundup — 4/13/21

Scoreboard roundup — 4/13/21

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL INTERLEAGUE Oakland 7, Arizona 5 AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston 4, Minnesota 2 Seattle 4, Baltimore 3 Baltimore 7, Seattle 6 Texas 8, Tampa Bay 3 Toronto 7, N.Y. Yankees 3 Kansas City 3, LA Angels 2 Cleveland 2, Chi White Sox 0…

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Why this financial expert has a retirement alter ego: Money tips for single women

Why this financial expert has a retirement alter ego: Money tips for single women

Kativ/iStock(NEW YORK) — Women often talk about finding financial freedom, but single women especially need to think about being financially whole, according to Tiffany Aliche, a personal finance expert who is known as “The Budgetnista” to her hundreds of thousands of followers on social media. “The goal is to really holistically look at your finances,…

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Misa Hylton dishes on her history with hip hop fashion and working with Mary J. Blige

Misa Hylton dishes on her history with hip hop fashion and working with Mary J. Blige

Courtesy of Macy’sMisa Hylton bridged the gap between fashion and hip hop in the ’90s, styling R&B artists in hip hop streetwear. The fashion designer tells ABC Audio her initial gig came at just 17 years old.  “While I was still actually in high school in my senior year, I had the opportunity to work with Sean Combs with Jodeci. [Combs]…

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Sting and Kenny Loggins to perform at benefit for Gilda’s Club NYC in May

Sting and Kenny Loggins to perform at benefit for Gilda’s Club NYC in May

Courtesy of Gilda’s Club NYCGilda’s Club NYC, founded in memory of beloved original Saturday Night Live cast member Gilda Radner, offers free cancer support programs to patients and their families.  But now, it’ll be getting some support of its own from some big-name musicians. On May 19 at 8 p.m. ET, Sting and Kenny Loggins…