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COVID-19 statistics for Saturday, September 19

COVID-19 statistics for Saturday, September 19

LaSalle County’s COVID-19 case count climbed by 21 Saturday to 1,595. The state added 2,529 new cases for 272,856 so far. And the state counted 25 more deaths, including that of a person from Bureau County. The sum is 8,436 statewide.

Submarine memorial unveiled in Morris

Submarine memorial unveiled in Morris

U.S. Navy veteran James Edward Wilkins, who served on two submarines, helped unveil the new submarine memorial in Morris Saturday. Twenty-eight submarines built in Manitowoc, Wisconsin went by Morris on the way to the Gulf of Mexico and ultimately the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Four were lost in action. Mayor Richard Kopczick says…

Marseilles resident recognized for voluntary work for the city

Marseilles resident recognized for voluntary work for the city

Story by Michael McKenna A local Marseilles resident gets attention for his good works. If you are ever driving down Pacific Street between First and Main in Marseilles on any given summer weekend, you will no doubt see Bob Heath out cutting grass along long public stretches of property. If he is not doing that,…

Lawmakers and governor react to Sup. Ct. Justice’s death

Lawmakers and governor react to Sup. Ct. Justice’s death

Republican Cong. Adam Kinzinger says Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “undoubtedly left her mark on this world and her commitment to the rule of law will inspire generations to come”. He says she stood as a role model to many and the country is better for her service. Democratic Congressional candidate Dani Brzozowski says…

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Friday Sports Update

Friday Sports Update

The White Sox are heading to the playoffs for the first time since 2008 following a 4-3 win over the Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field.  The Sox’s magic number to take the AL Central crown is now eight games. Tonight the playoff bound Sox start a three game series with the Reds in Cincinnati. Pre-game…

Thursday Sports Update

Thursday Sports Update

The White Sox’ six game winning streak is over following a 5-1 loss to the Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field.  José Abreu homered for Chicago’s lone run. Even with the defeat, the White Sox magic number to clinch a postseason berth dropped to one.  The series wraps up today with Reynaldo López facing the Twins.…

Wednesday Sports Update

Wednesday Sports Update

Last night  James McCann homered and drove in a pair as the White Sox beat the Twins 6-2 in Chicago.  The series resumes tonight with Lucas Giolito on the mound against Minnesota.  Pre-game begins at 6:35 with the first pitch at 7:10pm on the home for White Sox baseball 1430 WCMY….   The Cubs held…

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Climate change and forest management leading to worse wildfires

Climate change and forest management leading to worse wildfires

milehightraveler/iStockBY: LEIGHTON SCHNEIDER, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — The United States experienced historic natural disasters last week, with unprecedented wildfires torching the West and the Atlantic hurricane season setting a record for the number of named storms at this point of the year. Officials in California and the Pacific Northwest, as well as scientists, pointed…

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TikTok, WeChat to be banned from US app stores starting Sunday

TikTok, WeChat to be banned from US app stores starting Sunday

Anatoliy Sizov/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL and CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Starting Sunday, downloads of the massively popular video app TikTok and the messaging app WeChat will be banned in the United States, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced Friday morning.The department said in a statement that the move was necessary to “safeguard the…

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Disney+ scores first Emmy Awards for ‘The Mandalorian’

Disney+ scores first Emmy Awards for ‘The Mandalorian’

Disney+(LOS ANGELES) — Disney+ took home its first Emmy Awards last night for The Mandalorian.  The streaming platform was awarded five accolades during the third night of the virtual Creative Arts Emmy Awards: Outstanding Special Visual Effects, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series…

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Country star trivia

Country star trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockOn this date back in 1967, one of country’s living legends released her debut album. It included her first ever Top 30 hit, “Dumb Blonde.” Since then, she has charted a whopping 110 singles, joined the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame, and become one of the most successful crossover artists.…