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Police official: Smollett suspected of lying about attack

Police official: Smollett suspected of lying about attack

By DON BABWIN ,  Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago detectives suspect that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett filed a false police report when he said he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack in downtown Chicago late last month, a police official said Wednesday. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi also said Wednesday that detectives and two…Read More »

Governor wants 32-cent-per-pack hike in cigarette tax 

Governor wants 32-cent-per-pack hike in cigarette tax 

Gov. J.B. Pritzker is proposing a 32-cents-per-pack hike in the state’s cigarette tax. The proposal is part of the Democrat’s $39 billion budget unveiled Wednesday. The state tax on cigarettes is currently $1.98 per pack. It was last raised by $1 in 2012. Kathy Drea is vice president of the American Lung Association of Illinois. She says…Read More »

Marion County Health Department Administrator outlines services during annual report

Marion County Health Department Administrator Lori Ryan told the county board Tuesday night that they celebrated their 25th year during 2018 in delivering a large number of services. Within their clinic services the department did 1,007 lab draws, immunized 1,887 persons and completed 4,797 vaccinations. Their maternal and child health program had 5,304 maternal and…Read More »

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Hays Leads McKendree at Hoosier Classic

Hays Leads McKendree at Hoosier Classic

The McKendree University USBC women’s bowling wrapped up its 2018-19 regular season last weekend at the Hoosier Classic, which was held Saturday and Sunday at Western Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind. As a team, the Bearcats placed 25th in the 66-team field. McKendree collected a total of 7,878 pins during qualifying play. The University of Pikeville earned…

Kell/Farrington Moves To 18-0

Kell/Farrington Moves To 18-0

In middle school volleyball, the great start to the season continues for Kell-Farrington.  Their win over Bethal last night in two sets moved them to 18-0.

Effingham, Mater Dei Advance To Salem 3a Sectional Final

Effingham, Mater Dei Advance To Salem 3a Sectional Final

(Photo – Justin Hatten) It will be Effingham and Mater Dei in the Salem 3a Sectional championship after both earned wins at B.E. Gum last night.  Effingham opened the night avenging a late season loss to Olney 57-35.  Carson Fearday had 20 points and 10 rebounds with Abby Weis adding 15.  Anna Blank had 10…

 
 
 
 

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