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Streator United Way more than halfway to goal

STREATOR – The Streator Area United Way is over 57% of the way to its 2019 goal. This year the organizations goal is $269,579. 2019 campaign chairperson Jon Mase says the employers of Schultz Monument, Schultz Vault, Streator Unlimited and Streator 辽宁体彩网 Savings Bank are at 100%

Some in GOP want Trump inquiry but balk at impeachment talk

CHICAGO (AP) — They don’t like the talk of impeachment, but there’s a small and growing number of Republicans who want the Democratic-run House investigation of President Donald Trump to proceed. Several House Republicans have said in recent days that they want answers to questions about

Utica’s Jay Allen To Compete At NHRA Finals In California

After winning the Midwest Division III drag race in Indianapolis last month, Utica’s Jay Allen inked a spot at the NHRA Finals in November in Sonoma, California. The current car run by Allen Racing Enterprise was built in 2014 by Miller Race Cars. The dragster has a 240 inch wheelbase and

Judge to weigh possible bias by Smollett special prosecutor

  CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago judge could decide this week whether the special prosecutor investigating possible conflicts of interest in Jussie Smollett’s criminal case has a conflict himself, the latest twist in a saga marked by turns and reversals since the “Empire” actor reported a

Mobile sports betting set to start in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sports betting is ready to go legally online in Indiana on Thursday, a little more than a month after the state’s casinos started taking game wagers. Chicago-based Rush Street Interactive and Boston-based DraftKings both say they are set to launch the state’s first

1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting in hospital parking lot

ELMHURST, Ill. (AP) — A man fatally shot himself after allegedly shooting his stepdaughter in the face during an incident in a suburban Chicago hospital parking lot. Elmhurst Deputy Police Chief Michael McLean says the female, whose name and age wasn’t given, was able to make her way to the

New abortion clinic being built in Illinois, near St. Louis

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Planned Parenthood has quietly been building a new abortion clinic in Illinois, just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, as women concerned about the uncertain future of Missouri’s sole abortion clinic flock across the state line. The 18,000-square-foot

Unytite Drive expansion begins soon

PERU – Pretty soon the streets of Peru will be busy with construction projects. Recently, the city approved of projects to begin this fall, including the Unytite Drive extension. The road will be expanded from Donlar Avenue to Plank Road on the north side of Peru. The extension is part of

Feather banners banned in downtown Ottawa

OTTAWA – No more feather banners in downtown Ottawa. You may be familiar with the advertising flags that are structured like feathers, ranging anywhere from 10 to 20 feet tall. On Tuesday night the city approved putting a restriction to them in downtown Ottawa, because according to Mayor