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Applesauce cakes don’t have a singular definition; they run the gamut from dense, chunky fruitcakes to gummy “health” cakes without much flavor. We wanted a moist and tender cake that actually tasted like apples.

CLINTON — Clinton County District Court Judge John Telleen suspended a sentence that would have incarcerated a Clinton man for as many as 30 years on two felony charges as a habitual offender.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday the U.S. will not punish Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at this time nor cut arms sales to Saudi Arabia for the killing of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has ignited a firestorm of criticism and charges that he is politicizing the military by faulting a war hero for not killing al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden sooner.

GOOSE LAKE — As discussions of a regional career and technical education center continue, Northeast Superintendent Neil Gray says it is time for schools to commit.

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Most glazed roast chicken recipes offer some variation on these instructions: Roast a chicken as you would normally, painting on a sweet glaze 15 to 30 minutes before the bird is done.

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CLINTON — The roadblocks at Eagle Point Park will come down in time for the Symphony of Lights Family Walk Wednesday, said Jeff Bousman, foreman with Clinton Engineering Co.

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CAMANCHE — A weekly dinner at St. Mark's United Methodist Church will give patrons of Camanche Food Pantry a better Thanksgiving.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixteen Democrats who've opposed Nancy Pelosi's quest to become speaker released a letter Monday saying they will vote for "new leadership" when the House picks its leaders in January, underscoring a significant threat to her effort to lead her party's House majority in the…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Cat lovers know when kitties groom, their tongues are pretty scratchy. Using high-tech scans and some other tricks, scientists are learning how those sandpapery tongues help cats get clean and stay cool.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" crawled, slithered and flew its way to the top of the weekend box office with a $62.2 million opening in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates Sunday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't committing to a previous pledge to keep chief of staff John Kelly for the remainder of his term, part of widespread speculation about staffing changes that could soon sweep through his administration.

CAMANCHE —The Camanche City Council will meet Tuesday, when it will consider the second reading of an ordinance that establishes a two-hour parking limit on 14th Avenue.

CLINTON — A Low Moor man who pleaded guilty last month to a felony drug charge was appointed a new attorney and will have a motion to withdraw his guilty plea heard later this month.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida's young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor's office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state's first black nominee for the post.

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CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Northern California crews battling the country's deadliest wildfire in a century were bracing for strong winds Sunday that could erode gains they have made in containing the fearsome blaze, which has killed at least 76 and leveled a town.

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CLINTON — The Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center is getting ready for Santa’s visit. Milk & Cookies with Santa is Saturday, Nov. 24.

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CLINTON — Residents who are used to donating to the Marine Toys for Tots program have other options in its absence from Clinton this year.

Don’t wait until you see damage on your trees and shrubs to put up winter protection. Do it now!

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CLINTON — From its small beginning as a daycare for 10 mentally disabled children, Skyline Center has grown into a multi-functional organization that serves disabled people on many levels.

DES MOINES -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is using a pesticide that has been linked to Parkinson’s disease to eliminate undesirable fish from a Des Moines lake as part of a decade-long effort to improve the habitat and water quality.

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CLINTON — Clinton school officials have ordered an independent investigation into an alleged case of bullying that parents say left a Jefferson Elementary School student with a broken arm.

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When planning a trip, we often search for an unusual business, place or activity that might result in a good story.

Anyone who reads more than a few of my columns knows I harp repeatedly on scammers who pressure people to pay for scams using money wiring services, such as Western Union and Moneygram. Anybody in the consumer protection business knew for decades that wiring money is a favorite payment metho…

CLINTON — The Gateway community is preparing for the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train in early December, with food drive donations ramping up, according to officials.

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CLINTON — Area businesses will fill this month and next with holiday activities for shoppers.

CLINTON — A man sentenced to serve a prison sentence not to exceed 10 years filed a motion for reconsideration of sentence one week after the sentence of incarceration began.

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CLINTON — City officials are focusing on an initiative to make non-profit swimming pools more affordable for operators in Clinton.

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FULTON, Ill. — Award-winning Chicago author Stan "Tex" Banash will discus his book "Illinois – The Road to Statehood" at the next meeting of the Fulton Historical Society.

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SAVANNA, Ill. — Mother Nature blanketed the landscape with the season’s first snowfall as the peak of the deer rut welcomed hunters to the Lost Mound Unit of Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge in Savanna.

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CLINTON — The Clinton School District and the Clinton High School Hall of Honor Committee today announced the inaugural 2019 Hall of Honor Class.

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CLINTON — A long-awaited project to transform a historic downtown Clinton building is receiving more attention, with officials hoping to begin physical work on the Wilson Building in coming months.

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SAVANNA, Ill. — The 1st United Methodist Church of Savanna will hold its annual “Hanging of the Greens” worship service at 10:15 a.m. Dec. 2. The church is located at 2100 Chicago Ave.

CLINTON — Victory Center Executive Director Ray Gimenez is expecting volunteers to serve as many as 1,000 people during this year’s Great Thanksgiving Banquet.

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