Quantcast

Local News

Pritzker nixes family planning money after Trump ‘gag rule’

Pritzker nixes family planning money after Trump ‘gag rule’

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Illinois will not use federal family planning funds as long as Republican President Donald Trump’s administration prohibits women’s health clinics from referring patients for abortions. The Democrat called Trump’s requirement a “gag rule” Monday on a national conference call in which Planned Parenthood announced it is ending…Read More »

Local Sports

Salem Bobcat Junior High Soccer Teams Split at Mt. Vernon

Salem Bobcat Junior High Soccer Teams Split at Mt. Vernon

The Salem Bobcats soccer teams traveled to Mt Vernon on Saturday to open up their season.  The varsity finished in a 3-3 tie.  Parker Findley scored on a great assist from Kaleb Keys on a free-kick.  Findley then crossed another in the box that went off a defender and in with Ethan Crouse burying home…

Patoka/Odin Dominate In OBC Baseball Semifinal

Patoka/Odin Dominate In OBC Baseball Semifinal

(Photo by Bruce Hixon – From The Stands Photography) The Oil Belt Conference baseball and softball tournaments continued last night.  The Odin/Patoka Mohawks are into the baseball championship after their 18-0 win over Selmaville.  The Mohawks jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back.  Owen Landreth led the 18…