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5/5/2016 11:02:40 AM
Park officials in Rochelle are looking over their options on the future use of the Helms Athletic Complex. Since the youth soccer program found a new home near Lincoln School, the majority of the grass area is open for activities this spring and summer. The Rochelle Junior Tackle Football program uses the area for practise and games during their season. During yesterday's program "Let The Peopl...read more

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May 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Trophee Hassan II at the par-72 course on Thursday in Rabat -4 Jason Scrivener (Australia) 68 Francesco Laporta (Italy) 68 Thomas Linard (France) 68 -3 Estanislao Goya (Argentina) 69 Borja Virto (Spain) 69 Michael Lorenzo-Vera (France) 69 Adrien Saddier (France) 69 Younes El Hassani (Morocco) 69 -2 Andrew Johnston (Britain) 70 Clement Berardo (France) 70 Ben Eccles (Australia) 70 Renato Paratore (Italy) 70 Romain Wattel (France) 70 Mikko Korhonen (Finland) 70 Zander Lombard (South Africa) 70 Kevin Phelan (Ireland) 70 -1 Alejandro ...

Indiana Pacers part company with Frank Vogel, pictured April 25, 2016, after five seasons with the franchiseThe Indiana Pacers parted company with head coach Frank Vogel on Thursday after five seasons with the franchise. Pacers President Larry Bird said the team had decided not to renew Vogel's contract despite the coach expressing his desire to stay on. "Frank's not getting fired.


The house where Donald Trump's mother grew up in is seen in Tong on the Isle of Lewis and Harris, an island off the northwestern tip of Scotland in the Outer Hebrides, BritainBy Elisabeth O'Leary ISLE OF LEWIS, Scotland (Reuters) - Donald Trump has played up his family roots from Lewis, an island off the northwestern tip of Scotland, but his success in the U.S. Republican presidential battle has not drawn the kind of rapture the billionaire might like from his home crowd. Trump's mother, Mary Anne MacLeod, emigrated to the United States from the Lewis village of Tong in the early 1930s, and a visit from her property mogul son would certainly interest the friendly inhabitants of this weather-beaten isle.


Highland Park Texas Department of Public Safety booking photos of former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny ManzielBy Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel made his first appearance in a Dallas court on Thursday on a charge of assaulting his former girlfriend, and the judge told him to keep away from her. Manziel, 23, surrendered to police on Wednesday, had a mugshot taken and posted bail of $1,500. Manziel, dressed in a suit, nodded and gave a brief reply in confirmation of the conditions.


Marc Leishman of Australia hits his tee shot on the second hole during first round play in the 2013 Masters golf tournament in AugustaGolfer Marc Leishman said on Thursday he has withdrawn his candidacy for the Rio Olympics, citing the Zika virus and health concerns for his wife, becoming the first Australian athlete to withdraw over the mosquito-borne virus. Leishman, Australia's number three golfer, was first in the race to qualify for Rio alongside compatriot and world number one Jason Day after former U.S. Masters champion Adam Scott ruled himself out of the tournament last month. The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) confirmed world number 35 Leishman had become the first prospective Australian Olympian to withdraw from Rio over the Zika virus.


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Prince performs during the halftime show of the NFL's Super Bowl XLI football game in MiamiPrince also had a dangerously low red blood cell count, indicating he had been ill, Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP-TV said, citing two unnamed law enforcement officials. A spokeswoman for the local medical examiner's office that conducted a post-mortem examination of Prince declined to confirm the reports. The cause of Prince's death remained undetermined.


File photo of a bathroom sign welcoming both genders at the Cacao Cinnamon coffee shop in Durham, North CarolinaWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - A top Republican lawmaker in North Carolina said the state would not be "bullied" by the U.S. Justice Department into meeting a Monday deadline to change a new law regulating which bathrooms transgender people can use. "We will take no action by Monday," House Speaker Tim Moore told reporters in Raleigh on Thursday, the day after the federal government told the state that the law enacted in March violated the U.S. Civil Rights Act. The Justice Department said North Carolina was discriminating against transgender state employees and it had until Monday to say whether it would remedy the violations.


Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke sits with his father before approaching judge Vincent Gaughan at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in ChicagoChicago's top prosecutor removed herself from the murder trial of police officer Jason Van Dyke on Thursday and asked the judge to appoint a special prosecutor to handle the politically sensitive case, which set off protests last year. Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, who lost her re-election bid earlier this year in an uproar over her taking a year to charge Van Dyke, said a special prosecutor would mean fewer delays in the trial and ensure continuity after she leaves her job. Van Dyke, a white police officer, is charged with first-degree murder in the October 2014 death of black 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times.


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