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Metro-East Region drops below 8-percent thresh hold for additional mitigation   

Metro-East Region drops below 8-percent thresh hold for additional mitigation   

The Metro East Region is finally seeing its positivity rate for COVID-19 drop below the eight-percent threshold.   The new rate released on Sunday for September 17th is 7.5-percent.  That’s a half percent drop.  The rate dropping below 8-percent assure no additional mitigations and if the rate falls to 6.5-percent or less for three days, the…Read More »

Police Beat for Sunday, September 20th, 2020

Police Beat for Sunday, September 20th, 2020

A 24-year-old Central City man has been arrested on an outstanding Fayette County felony warrant for aggravated battery to a child.   Trenton Kirgan of South Marcel was taken to the Marion County Jail where he is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond. The Marion County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of an inoperable…Read More »

Local Sports

‘Let us play!’: Illinois prep players rally for fall sports

‘Let us play!’: Illinois prep players rally for fall sports

CHICAGO (AP) — Parents and players have protested outside a state building in Chicago, pleading with Gov. J.B. Pritzker to lift his fall ban on some popular high school sports. Players in jerseys and varsity jackets chanted, “Let us play!” Saturday outside the Thompson Center. In response to the coronavirus, Pritzker won’t allow games in…

SC Cougars 9-2 After Jolliff No-Hits CHBC

SC Cougars 9-2 After Jolliff No-Hits CHBC

The SC Cougars improved to 9-2 with a no-hit win over CHBC 14-2.  Beau Jolliff worked the complete game allowing just 2 unearned runs with 5 strikeouts. At the plate, Spencer Johannes homered and drove in 3, 2 RBI from Andrew Magnus and Ethan Dunn.  Also driving in runs were Chase Thompson, Chase Dodson, Jolliff,…

Hendricks sparkles, Cubs edge Twins 1-0 for 5th straight win

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks tossed eight innings of three-hit, shutout ball to outduel Rich Hill and the Chicago Cubs edged the Minnesota Twins 1-0 for their fifth straight win. Hendricks stuck out 10 and walked one before Jeremy Jeffress worked around two walks in the ninth for his eighth save. After 104 pitches —…