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Report: Black motorists stopped, searched more than others

Report: Black motorists stopped, searched more than others

CHICAGO (AP) — A report by the American Civil Liberties Union says African-American motorists in Illinois are more likely than others to be stopped and searched for routine traffic violations. The report says police asked to conduct searches of vehicles driven by black motorists nearly twice as often as those driven by whites in 2017.…Read More »

Illinois starts second year of private school scholarships

Illinois starts second year of private school scholarships

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Nearly 5,500 students who received scholarships last year through Illinois’ taxpayer-funded private school scholarship program will have to apply again as the program enters its second year, program officials said. The Empower Illinois program began accepting applications Tuesday, The Rockford Register Star reported. Priority will be given to students from families living…Read More »

Pritzker restores state employee wage increases, signs pay-equity order

Pritzker restores state employee wage increases, signs pay-equity order

Governor signs labor laws on his first full day in office.   (Governor’s Facebook Page) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker used his first full day in office Tuesday to restore frozen pay increases for state government employees in Illinois and took other pro-labor actions. The Democrat gave the order for more than 20,000 union workers…Read More »

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Carlyle Drops Tournament Opener To Sesser Valier

Carlyle Drops Tournament Opener To Sesser Valier

(By: Bruce Hixon) Carlyle Indians fall to Sesser-Valier 62-38 in Monday’s opening round of play at the Benton Invitational Tournament. Indians turned the ball over 13 times in the first half and 21 times for the game. Sesser-Valier scored 28 points off those turnovers as the Red Devils (12-3) won their tenth straight game. Sesser-Valier’s…

SC Cougars Welcome Back Alumn Andrew Snow And Neoga For Purple Night Tonight

SC Cougars Welcome Back Alumn Andrew Snow And Neoga For Purple Night Tonight

The South Central Cougars will host a Purple Night tonight starting with the fresh/soph game against Neoga and former SC player and now head coach Andrew Snow at 5pm.  SC student Haven Mueller was recently diagnosed with PTLD and is currently undergoing treatment.  All fans are encouraged to wear purple to show support for Haven. …

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