LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES



August 30  8:30 am

Accident Lee County
A two vehicle collision in Lee County near the LaSalle County Line Friday afternoon has injured three people.  According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, a vehicle driven by 44 year old Bennie Sumner, of Mendota, was southbound on Route 52 shortly before noon and apparently went into the northbound lane, hitting head on a van driven by 64 year old Cyril Ward, of Amboy.  Police say both drivers were flown to Rockford hospitals, and a passenger in Ward’s van, 4 year old Brayden Ward, was taken to Mendota Community Hospital. 

Medical Marijuana
 The official applications have been posted for aspiring medical marijuana businesses in Illinois. The applications and detailed instructions were posted Friday on the program's website. The application period opens Sept. 8 and runs through Sept. 22 for a limited number of permits. Applications to obtain medical marijuana must be hand delivered to the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation in Chicago.

Dana Thomas House
 A thunderstorm left water standing in the basement of the Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site in Springfield, causing the cancellation of tours. Tours were canceled Friday, but the Carriage House and the grounds remained open to visitors. It's unclear when tours of the home will resume.

Jordan Lynch Northern Illinois University
 The Chicago Bears waived former Northern Illinois star quarterback Jordan Lynch yesterday. A Heisman Trophy finalist for the Huskies last season, Lynch was trying to make the Bears as a running back after being signed as an undrafted free agent. He could still wind up on their practice squad if he's not picked up by another team.

University of Illinois Controversy
 The University of Illinois is wrestling with a controversy over a professor's withdrawn job offer.   The administration recently rescinded a job offer to an English professor named Steven Salaita to join the university's American Indian Studies program. Salaita had over the summer used Twitter to angrily and sometimes profanely denounce Israel during its conflict with the Palestinians.   Emails released by the university show that dozens of students, parents and donors begged Chancellor Phyllis Wise not to hire Salaita.

Football Scores
Amboy-Lamoille    15   St. Bede               14
Bureau Valley        13    Hall                     23
Streator                   17   East Peoria          15
LaSalle Peru            0    Lincoln Way N   49
Leo                          28  Ottawa                 26
Rich South               6   Mendota              46
Rockford Ch Life    47  Marquette           20
Morrison                        Princeton    (Saturday 5 pm)
Flanagan CWoodland13  Clinton           12
Dwight                   7        Seneca            14
Fieldcrest              21       Tri Valley       14