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Matt Murray Will Start in Goal for the Penguins in Game 4

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Matt Murray Will Start in Goal for the Penguins in Game 4

- Photo OTTAWA — The Pittsburgh Penguins will give Matt Murray his first start of the playoffs in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night in Ottawa. Coach Mike Sullivan announced the decision a few hours before the game. Murray replaced Marc-Andre Fleury in the first period of A one-sided Game 3 loss on Wednesday after Fleury allowed four goals on nine shots

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Resource center for tornado victims opens in Ottawa

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Resource center for tornado victims opens in Ottawa

- One week ago, deadly tornadoes touched down in the towns of Ottawa and Naplate. Since then, people from near and far are joining forces to bring supplies to those who lost everything.

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Clean-up continues from Ottawa tornado, 2 dead

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Clean-up continues from Ottawa tornado, 2 dead

- Thursday, March 02, 2017 06:09PM Neighbors came together to help those affected by the Tuesday evening storms in northern Illinois, while mourning Wayne Tuntland and David Johnson. Crews from all over northern Illinois were in Naplate, Ill., on Thursday, working furiously to clean up the mess from the tornado. Michael Carlson was raised in Ottawa and has moved away. But when he saw the damage, he immediately offered to pitch

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Illinois man dies, raising U.S. Midwest storm death toll to 4

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Illinois man dies, raising U.S. Midwest storm death toll to 4

- OTTAWA, Ill. -- A northern Illinois man has died after being struck by a tree during a powerful Midwestern storm, raising the death toll for the regional storms to four. Peoria County's coroner says 31-year-old David A. Johnson of Ottawa died Wednesday of severe head trauma at a Peoria hospital. Johnson was in a backyard with his spouse and father-in-law Tuesday when the storm uprooted a tree that landed on

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Falling tree kills 2 men; one victim hailed as a hero

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Falling tree kills 2 men; one victim hailed as a hero

- OTTAWA, Ill. – A second person has died from injuries sustained during Tuesday’s deadly tornado in Illinois, struck by the same falling tree that killed another resident. DJ Johnson, 31, died a hero, his family members told CBS Chicago. “He stepped in harm’s way to pull his partner away, so he would not get hurt,” said Johnson’s father, Donald. The tornado was part of the massive system that produced 26

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National Weather Service says tornado that hit north-central Illinois was EF3

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National Weather Service says tornado that hit north-central Illinois was EF3

- Residents of communities in north-central Illinois on Wednesday determinedly began the process of putting their towns and lives back together after tornado-producing storms a day earlier left one man dead, several injured and dozens of buildings leveled. "Last night everyone was in shock," Naplate Mayor Jim Rick said of his town, 3 miles southwest of Ottawa in LaSalle County. "I think this morning we see it, we'll address it and

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2 killed after severe weather hits downstate Illinois: 'My whole neighborhood is pretty well destroyed'

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2 killed after severe weather hits downstate Illinois: 'My whole neighborhood is pretty well destroyed'

- A man was confirmed dead in Ottawa in north-central Illinois after a tornado touched down there, part of a storm that produced severe weather across the northern part of the state Tuesday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service. The Ottawa Fire Department reported one fatality from the tornado that hit the town about 4:45 p.m., according to the weather service. The victim, Wayne Tuntland, 76, was killed

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Chicago Weather: Tornado damage assessed after deadly storm rips through Ottawa, Naplate, Ill.

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Chicago Weather: Tornado damage assessed after deadly storm rips through Ottawa, Naplate, Ill.

- CHICAGO (WLS) -- The sunrise Wednesday gave Illinois residents in Ottawa and Naplate a better look at damage caused by a deadly storm. The National Weather Service looked to confirm reports of as many as seven tornadoes in the state. PHOTOS: Tornadoes touch down southwest of Chicago near Ottawa, Naplate A man was killed in Ottawa during the storm. Officials said he was identified as Wayne Tuntland, 76.

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The Latest: Storms flood West Virginia roads, creeks

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The Latest: Storms flood West Virginia roads, creeks

- OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather affecting a large swath of the central U.S. (all times local): Authorities say a deadly storm system that pounded the central U.S. is causing flooding in parts of northern West Virginia. Lawrence Messina, spokesman for the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, says the agency is monitoring conditions throughout the state with the help of county and municipal authorities. He

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Tornado caught on camera near Ottawa, Illinois

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Tornado caught on camera near Ottawa, Illinois

- OTTAWA, IL - (KTVI) - The St. Louis area wasn't the only hit by tornadoes. A tornado hit the town of Ottawa, Illinois, just southwest of Chicago. One person is dead. Buildings are heavily damaged, including a nursing home that had walls blown in and the roof ripped off. There were no serious injuries. Patients were evacuated to a nearby school before the twister hit.

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Ottawa firefighter charged in 11-year-old murder case

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Ottawa firefighter charged in 11-year-old murder case

- OTTAWA, Ill. (AP)–A LaSalle County grand jury has indicted an Ottawa, Illinois firefighter on first-degree murder charges in the 2006 death of his wife. Kenneth Cusick was indicted Tuesday and arrested by Ottawa police at a tavern he owns. He is being held in lieu of $5 million bond at the LaSalle County Jail. Cusick’s wife, 32-year-old Tracy Lynn Cusick, was found dead in her home’s bathroom on Jan. 17,

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1 dead as tornado hits Ottawa during repeated rounds of severe storms

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1 dead as tornado hits Ottawa during repeated rounds of severe storms

- One person was confirmed dead in Ottawa in north-central Illinois after a tornado touched down there, part of a weather system that produced severe weather across the northern part of the state Tuessday night, according to the National Weather Service. The Ottawa Fire Department reported one fatality from the tornado that hit Ottawa about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Another round of storms spurred tornado warnings

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Ottawa Senators prospects Colin White and Thomas Chabot shine at world junior hockey championship

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Ottawa Senators prospects Colin White and Thomas Chabot shine at world junior hockey championship

- The Senators are off on a bye this week. Their fans aren’t off. They are fully invested in a world junior hockey championship that is turning into a showcase for Senators prospects Thomas Chabot of Canada and Colin White of the United States. Chabot has quite simply been Canada’s best player, a big, free-wheeling defenceman who quarterbacks the power play but also provides a strong all-around game. What presence. Chabot

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Cause of deadly Ottawa 6-vehicle crash determined

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Cause of deadly Ottawa 6-vehicle crash determined

- The cause of a deadly six-vehicle pileup crash on I-80 near Ottawa has been determined, Illinois State Police said.

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'Excessive heat watch' issued for Chicago area Thursday, Friday

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'Excessive heat watch' issued for Chicago area Thursday, Friday

- The National Weather Service has issued an "excessive heat watch" for Thursday and Friday, when temperatures are expected to reach into the high 90s but it could feel like it's 115 degrees. The watch is in effect from noon Thursday until 7 p.m. Friday for the counties of Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane, McHenry, DeKalb, Boone, Ford, Grundy, Iroquois, Kankakee, Kendall, LaSalle, Lee, Livingston, Ogle and Winnebago. The heat index

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Chicago Weather: 6 tornadoes confirmed in Illinois; EF-2s in Pontiac, Seneca

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Chicago Weather: 6 tornadoes confirmed in Illinois; EF-2s in Pontiac, Seneca

- The National Weather Service says it has determined EF-2 tornadoes hit Pontiac and Seneca, Ill. and three EF-1 tornadoes hit LaSalle, Iroquois and Lee counties.At least one other confirmed tornadoes touched down in northern Illinois Wednesday night.

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Monroe County police search for missing 83-year-old woman
Monroe County police search for missing 83-year-old woman LASALLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Monroe County Sheriff's deputies are searching for an 83-year-old woman who went missing Thursday in LaSalle Township. Mary Fletcher went for a walk around 6 p.m. Thursday in the North Shores subdivision near S. Otter Creek Road and the shores of Lake Erie. Fletcher's family called police around 7:30 p.m. when they couldn't find her. Police officers, K-9 units and helicopters were used to search for Fletcher in the area, but she wasn't found   Read More ...
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ADM to close Fulton Market wheat mill for new LaSalle County plant
ADM to close Fulton Market wheat mill for new LaSalle County plant Archer Daniels Midland is planning to close a 120-year-old Chicago wheat mill and move operations to a new facility it is building in rural Mendota, Ill. The Chicago-based food processing giant on Friday announced construction of the new flour mill, which is slated to open in mid-2019. The high-capacity facility will be adjacent to ADM's existing Mendota grain facility, about 90 miles west of Chicago in LaSalle County   Read More ...
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Matt Murray Will Start in Goal for the Penguins in Game 4
Matt Murray Will Start in Goal for the Penguins in Game 4 Photo OTTAWA — The Pittsburgh Penguins will give Matt Murray his first start of the playoffs in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night in Ottawa. Coach Mike Sullivan announced the decision a few hours before the game. Murray replaced Marc-Andre Fleury in the first period of A one-sided Game 3 loss on Wednesday after Fleury allowed four goals on nine shots   Read More ...
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Senior women confront city over use of LaSalle rec center as homeless shelter
Senior women confront city over use of LaSalle rec center as homeless shelter ST. LOUIS • The latest combatants in St. Louis' increasingly complex battle over homelessness ambled through the mayor's office in City Hall Friday, a slow-motion flurry of scarves, hats and canes. The small group of senior women effectively took over a city budget hearing — then ended up getting a back-room meeting with two top officials — in protest over their neighborhood rec center being used as a temporary city homeless shelter for the second time in three years   Read More ...
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NHL roundup: Canadiens beat Ottawa in shootout, stay in first
NHL roundup: Canadiens beat Ottawa in shootout, stay in first OTTAWA, Ontario — Paul Byron and Alexander Radulov scored in the shootout to give the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night in the first half of the teams’ home-and-home series. Andrew Shaw, Philip Danault and Brendan Gallagher scored in regulation for Montreal, and Carey Price finished with 28 saves. Blue Jackets defensemen Jack Johnson, left, and David Savard, right, look to keep the puck out of the reach of Islanders right wing Cal Clutterbuck during a 3-2 overtime win for Columbus Saturday in New York   Read More ...
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Byron, Radulov lead Canadiens past Senators in shootout
Byron, Radulov lead Canadiens past Senators in shootout OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Paul Byron and Alexander Radulov scored in the shootout to give the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night in the first half of the teams' home-and-home series. Andrew Shaw, Philip Danault and Brendan Gallagher scored in regulation for Montreal, and Carey Price finished with 28 saves. Montreal extended its lead in the Atlantic Division to two points over second-place Ottawa   Read More ...
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Byron, Radulov lead Canadines past Senators in shootout
Byron, Radulov lead Canadines past Senators in shootout OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Paul Byron and Alexander Radulov scored in the shootout to give the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night in the first half of the teams' home-and-home series. Andrew Shaw, Philip Danault and Brendan Gallagher scored in regulation for Montreal, and Carey Price finished with 28 saves. Montreal extended its lead in the Atlantic Division to two points over second-place Ottawa   Read More ...
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Here’s the buzz: Vibrator maker settles in data case
An Ottawa-based company has agreed to compensate owners of its Bluetooth-enabled high-end vibrator, We-Vibe, for collecting data on how they were using the devices without their consent. The company, Standard Innovation, settled a class-action lawsuit last week in an Illinois federal court. It will pay owners of the devices up to $199. Those who downloaded and used the associated app, which allows long-distance lovers with smartphones to control the intensity of the pulse, can collect up to $10,000   Read More ...
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Resource center for tornado victims opens in Ottawa
Resource center for tornado victims opens in Ottawa One week ago, deadly tornadoes touched down in the towns of Ottawa and Naplate. Since then, people from near and far are joining forces to bring supplies to those who lost everything.   Read More ...
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Illinois Communities Come Together After Tornado Destroys Homes
Illinois Communities Come Together After Tornado Destroys Homes OTTAWA, Illinois — Two communities in northern Illinois continue to pick up the pieces after an EF3 tornado touched down in the area early last week. As KWQC’s Terrace Myles reports, community leaders say hundreds of people have volunteered to help get the towns of Naplate and Ottawa back on their feet. Rachel Dutton, an Illinois resident who lost her home during the storm, appreciates all the donations of water,   Read More ...
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Clean-up continues from Ottawa tornado, 2 dead
Clean-up continues from Ottawa tornado, 2 dead Thursday, March 02, 2017 06:09PM Neighbors came together to help those affected by the Tuesday evening storms in northern Illinois, while mourning Wayne Tuntland and David Johnson. Crews from all over northern Illinois were in Naplate, Ill., on Thursday, working furiously to clean up the mess from the tornado. Michael Carlson was raised in Ottawa and has moved away. But when he saw the damage, he immediately offered to pitch   Read More ...
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Illinois man dies, raising U.S. Midwest storm death toll to 4
Illinois man dies, raising U.S. Midwest storm death toll to 4 OTTAWA, Ill. -- A northern Illinois man has died after being struck by a tree during a powerful Midwestern storm, raising the death toll for the regional storms to four. Peoria County's coroner says 31-year-old David A. Johnson of Ottawa died Wednesday of severe head trauma at a Peoria hospital. Johnson was in a backyard with his spouse and father-in-law Tuesday when the storm uprooted a tree that landed on   Read More ...
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Falling tree kills 2 men; one victim hailed as a hero
Falling tree kills 2 men; one victim hailed as a hero OTTAWA, Ill. – A second person has died from injuries sustained during Tuesday’s deadly tornado in Illinois, struck by the same falling tree that killed another resident. DJ Johnson, 31, died a hero, his family members told CBS Chicago. “He stepped in harm’s way to pull his partner away, so he would not get hurt,” said Johnson’s father, Donald. The tornado was part of the massive system that produced 26   Read More ...
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National Weather Service says tornado that hit north-central Illinois was EF3
National Weather Service says tornado that hit north-central Illinois was EF3 Residents of communities in north-central Illinois on Wednesday determinedly began the process of putting their towns and lives back together after tornado-producing storms a day earlier left one man dead, several injured and dozens of buildings leveled. "Last night everyone was in shock," Naplate Mayor Jim Rick said of his town, 3 miles southwest of Ottawa in LaSalle County. "I think this morning we see it, we'll address it and   Read More ...
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Illinois towns see damage, power outages after deadly storms
Illinois towns see damage, power outages after deadly storms OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) _ Communities across Illinois are cleaning up after deadly storms producing tornadoes moved through much of the Midwest. At least three people died and authorities reported minor injuries. In Illinois, the storms damaged homes and businesses and toppled trees and powerlines. In southwestern Illinois, many residents were still without power in Randolph County. Golf-ball sized hail was reported in Edwardsville. In the central Illinois community of Washburn,   Read More ...
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2 killed after severe weather hits downstate Illinois: 'My whole neighborhood is pretty well destroyed'
2 killed after severe weather hits downstate Illinois: 'My whole neighborhood is pretty well destroyed' A man was confirmed dead in Ottawa in north-central Illinois after a tornado touched down there, part of a storm that produced severe weather across the northern part of the state Tuesday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service. The Ottawa Fire Department reported one fatality from the tornado that hit the town about 4:45 p.m., according to the weather service. The victim, Wayne Tuntland, 76, was killed   Read More ...
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Chicago Weather: Tornado damage assessed after deadly storm rips through Ottawa, Naplate, Ill.
Chicago Weather: Tornado damage assessed after deadly storm rips through Ottawa, Naplate, Ill. CHICAGO (WLS) -- The sunrise Wednesday gave Illinois residents in Ottawa and Naplate a better look at damage caused by a deadly storm. The National Weather Service looked to confirm reports of as many as seven tornadoes in the state. PHOTOS: Tornadoes touch down southwest of Chicago near Ottawa, Naplate A man was killed in Ottawa during the storm. Officials said he was identified as Wayne Tuntland, 76.   Read More ...
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22 tornadoes tear through Midwest states; At least 3 dead
22 tornadoes tear through Midwest states; At least 3 dead OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) - The Latest on severe weather affecting a large swath of the central U.S. (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Authorities say a second person in Illinois was killed by the severe storm system that swept through the Midwest and spawned tornados. White County Coroner Chris Marsh said Wednesday that the system moving through the central U.S. Tuesday and Wednesday spawned a   Read More ...
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The Latest: Storms flood West Virginia roads, creeks
The Latest: Storms flood West Virginia roads, creeks OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather affecting a large swath of the central U.S. (all times local): Authorities say a deadly storm system that pounded the central U.S. is causing flooding in parts of northern West Virginia. Lawrence Messina, spokesman for the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, says the agency is monitoring conditions throughout the state with the help of county and municipal authorities. He   Read More ...
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Tornado caught on camera near Ottawa, Illinois
Tornado caught on camera near Ottawa, Illinois OTTAWA, IL - (KTVI) - The St. Louis area wasn't the only hit by tornadoes. A tornado hit the town of Ottawa, Illinois, just southwest of Chicago. One person is dead. Buildings are heavily damaged, including a nursing home that had walls blown in and the roof ripped off. There were no serious injuries. Patients were evacuated to a nearby school before the twister hit.   Read More ...
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Ottawa firefighter charged in 11-year-old murder case
Ottawa firefighter charged in 11-year-old murder case OTTAWA, Ill. (AP)–A LaSalle County grand jury has indicted an Ottawa, Illinois firefighter on first-degree murder charges in the 2006 death of his wife. Kenneth Cusick was indicted Tuesday and arrested by Ottawa police at a tavern he owns. He is being held in lieu of $5 million bond at the LaSalle County Jail. Cusick’s wife, 32-year-old Tracy Lynn Cusick, was found dead in her home’s bathroom on Jan. 17,   Read More ...
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Weather service, governor to survey Illinois storm damage
Weather service, governor to survey Illinois storm damage OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) – The National Weather Service says survey teams will be moving across Illinois to catalog damage and determine the number of tornadoes that swept across the state. Meteorologist Amy Seeley says the teams on Wednesday also will determine how long tornadoes were on the ground. Illinois Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Patti Thompson says one person was killed Tuesday in the central Illinois city of Ottawa by a   Read More ...
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Deaths reported in central U.S. tornadoes
Deaths reported in central U.S. tornadoes AKIPRESS.COM - At least two people are dead after tornadoes ripped through the central U.S. on Tuesday. One person died in Ottawa in Illinois’ LaSalle County on Tuesday afternoon, CBS Chicago reported. The Times newspaper of Ottawa first reported one person was killed in the southern part of Ottawa. CBS Chicago reported that the deceased is a woman. Patti Thompson, an Illinois Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman, said a tornado   Read More ...
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The Latest: Powerful storm system heading to eastern US
OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) - The Latest on severe weather affecting a large swath of the central U.S. (all times local): The National Weather Service says survey teams will be moving across Illinois to catalog damage and determine the number of tornados that touched down in the state. The twisters were spawned by a powerful storm system that moved through a large swath of the central U.S. on Tuesday and Wednesday.   Read More ...
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The Latest: 2nd death in Illinois blamed on severe storms
OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) - The Latest on severe weather affecting a large swath of the central U.S. (all times local): Authorities say a second person in Illinois was killed by the severe storm system that swept through the Midwest and spawned tornados. White County Coroner Chris Marsh said Wednesday that the system moving through the central U.S. Tuesday and Wednesday spawned a twister that struck a small building near a   Read More ...
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Mindestens zwei Tote wegen Tornados in USA
NEW YORK - Rund 20 Tornados sind über den mittleren Westen der USA hinweggefegt und haben laut Medienberichten mindestens zwei Menschen das Leben gekostet. In Ottawa im Bundesstaat Illinois wurde ein Mann am Dienstag von einem umstürzenden Baum getroffen.   Read More ...
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21 tornadoes rip through the Midwest; 2 people killed
21 tornadoes rip through the Midwest; 2 people killed Authorities in Ottawa, Illinois, said another man was killed after being struck by a falling tree. Ottawa Police Captain Dave Gualandri said other residents in the town were injured. "A disaster zone" Linda Maguire had also been on the highway when the storm hit. "I was driving back to school in Murray, Kentucky, and the wind was blowing something fierce." "Right as he told me, I saw a tractor trailer   Read More ...
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At least 1 person killed by Illinois tornado
At least 1 person killed by Illinois tornado OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) -- At least one person was killed when a tornado spawned by a late-winter storm system swept through the central Illinois city of Ottawa. Illinois Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Patti Thompson says the victim, who hasn't been identified, was killed Tuesday by an uprooted tree. It hasn't been determined how many people were injured by the storm. Thompson says the extent of the damage caused by high   Read More ...
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Storm system poses risk to 45 million people from Texas to Ohio
Storm system poses risk to 45 million people from Texas to Ohio CHICAGO -- One person died after tornadoes ripped through Ottawa in Illinois’ LaSalle County on Tuesday afternoon, CBS Chicago reported. The Times newspaper of Ottawa first reported one person was killed in the southern part of Ottawa. CBS Chicago reported that the deceased is a woman. Patti Thompson, an Illinois Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman, said a tornado victim was killed by an uprooted tree. Tornadoes touched down in the upper   Read More ...
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1 dead as tornado hits Ottawa during repeated rounds of severe storms
1 dead as tornado hits Ottawa during repeated rounds of severe storms One person was confirmed dead in Ottawa in north-central Illinois after a tornado touched down there, part of a weather system that produced severe weather across the northern part of the state Tuessday night, according to the National Weather Service. The Ottawa Fire Department reported one fatality from the tornado that hit Ottawa about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Another round of storms spurred tornado warnings   Read More ...
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Hochman: Is Jake Allen back to being Jake Allen?
Hochman: Is Jake Allen back to being Jake Allen? The Blues were up 6-0 with 60 seconds left. This thing was over. Like, up-by-25-in-the-third-quarter over (wait, bad example). Still, Ottawa had a last-gasp scoring chance within the final minute Tuesday. So, the Blues' Robert Bortuzzo sacrificed his body and blocked the shot. Up 6-0. And you know what? It was possibly the biggest play of the game, in this regard – it symbolized the team-first Blues of late. He   Read More ...
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Ottawa Senators prospects Colin White and Thomas Chabot shine at world junior hockey championship
Ottawa Senators prospects Colin White and Thomas Chabot shine at world junior hockey championship The Senators are off on a bye this week. Their fans aren’t off. They are fully invested in a world junior hockey championship that is turning into a showcase for Senators prospects Thomas Chabot of Canada and Colin White of the United States. Chabot has quite simply been Canada’s best player, a big, free-wheeling defenceman who quarterbacks the power play but also provides a strong all-around game. What presence. Chabot   Read More ...
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Work required for food aid effective Jan. 1 in 4 counties
Work required for food aid effective Jan. 1 in 4 counties LANSING — Michigan officials say able-bodied adults without dependents in four counties must meet work requirements to continue receiving food assistance after Jan. 1. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday it's notifying about 14,000 people in Kent, Oakland, Ottawa and Washtenaw counties this week of the change. Recipients ages 18-49 without disabilities that prevent them from working must spend an average of 20 hours per week   Read More ...
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Actuaries Climate Index Launched Today Measures Changes in Extreme Weather Events and Sea Level
WASHINGTON, ARLINGTON, Va., SCHAUMBURG, Ill. and OTTAWA, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, organizations representing the actuarial profession in the United States and Canada launched the Actuaries Climate Index (ACI), which provides a quarterly measure of changes in extreme weather events and sea levels, available online at www.ActuariesClimateIndex.org. This index is based on analysis of quarterly seasonal data for six different index components collected from 1961 to winter 2016, compared   Read More ...
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Illinois man pleads not guilty in missing woman’s death
Illinois man pleads not guilty in missing woman’s death HENNEPIN, Ill. (AP) _ An Illinois man has pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with the death of a missing woman whose body was found in a shallow grave. The (LaSalle) News Tribune reports 66-year-old Clifford Andersen of Standard entered the plea Tuesday in Putnam County court to felony concealment of a homicidal death. He was charged after police found 62-year-old Deborah Dewey’s body in September. She had been   Read More ...
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Small Illinois fire department reunited with 1946 truck
SUBLETTE, Ill. (AP) — The fire department in the small northern Illinois village of Sublette has been reunited with a fire truck that it bought 90 years ago. The News Tribune in LaSalle reports (http://bit.ly/2gburTt ) the truck was only the second owned by the Sublette Fire Department, which bought in 1946. Former fire fighter Don Dinges says the truck was delivered in green and the department painted it red.   Read More ...
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Anonymous donors leaves cases of comics to Peru library
Peru Public Library employees are working to sort through the 32 cases of comic books, many from the 1980s. The library's board of trustees' president, Michael Watts, says the cases were packed full and the number of comic books was "jaw dropping." The (LaSalle) News Tribune reports once all the comic books are sorted through the collection will make the Peru library a north-central Illinois rarity. Library director Charm Ruhnke   Read More ...
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The heated U.S. presidential race is helping Canada lure skilled U.S. workers
The heated U.S. presidential race is helping Canada lure skilled U.S. workers OTTAWA • Canadian work permits for highly skilled workers from the United States jumped in the first half as companies lured applicants with the country's calm political climate in the face of a raucous U.S. election. Canadian immigration data showed new work permits issued to U.S. residents jumped 53.8 percent in the first eight months of 2016 from the same period last year, though renewals were down. Some companies see   Read More ...
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Rauner Republicans face challenges turning Madigan attacks into results
Rauner Republicans face challenges turning Madigan attacks into results Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan's name doesn't appear on the ballot in Kankakee, or in Schaumburg, or in Villa Park. Neither is his name on the ticket in Moline or LaSalle or Marion. But ads featuring his face have jammed mailboxes and flooded airwaves across Illinois as flush with campaign cash from Gov. and his allies seek to tie Democrats to the longtime speaker, whether the candidates served on his   Read More ...
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Authorities: Skydiver dies after hitting sign in Illinois
WEDRON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say they are continuing their investigation to find the cause of a skydiving accident that left an Illinois man dead. The La Salle County sheriff's office says 48-year-old Michael Collins of Lacon died early Sunday from injuries suffered when he struck a billboard as he neared the ground. The (LaSalle) News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2eiqbzt) Collins had drifted off course during the skydive. Marseilles emergency responders   Read More ...
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