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State officials say they aren’t picking on bars and restaurants with tighter COVID-19 restrictions 

State officials say they aren’t picking on bars and restaurants with tighter COVID-19 restrictions 

State officials say they aren’t trying to punish bars and restaurants with stricter COVID-19 rules in the Southern Illinois Region that includes Marion, Jefferson, and Wayne County as well as three other regions. New mitigations for the regions with rising cases include no indoor dining or bar service.  Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike says…Read More »

Tribes make new move to shut down Dakota Access Pipeline  

Tribes make new move to shut down Dakota Access Pipeline  

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Native American tribes opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline once again have asked a federal judge to stop the flow of oil while the legal battle over the line’s future plays out. The Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes succeeded on their first attempt, only to have an appeals court overturn…Read More »

Irvington Grade School 1st Quarter Honor Roll

Irvington Grade School 1st Quarter Honor Roll

The following achieved High Honors and Honor Roll at Irvington Grade School for the first grading quarter.   5th Grade Honors: Marrisah Bowen Brooke Kozuszek Kandi Jarnigan Clayton Jones Jaxon Neal   6th Grade High Honors: Madisyn Jenstch   6th Grade Honors: Kimber Grimes Chauncey Miller . 7th Grade High Honors: Addison Chenoweth-Luna Ben Wangler…Read More »

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Bobcat MVP of the Week – Ella Douglas

Bobcat MVP of the Week – Ella Douglas

The Franklin Park Bobcats MVP of the Week sponsored by Kane Insurance is Ella Douglas.  Ella enjoys tumbling, swimming and singing.  Her favorite subject is art.  Her favorite food is ice cream and her favorite sports team is of course the St Louis Cardinals.

Longtime MLB umpire Derryl Cousins dies at 74

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Former major league umpire Derryl Cousins, who worked three World Series during a career that lasted over three decades, has died. He was 74. Craig Cousins said his brother died at home Monday in Palm Springs, California, after a bout with cancer. Cousins got his spot in the big leagues…

IHSA Waiting Till Oct. 26 For Guidance On Winter Sports…Will Allow Travel/School Sports In Summer

IHSA Waiting Till Oct. 26 For Guidance On Winter Sports…Will Allow Travel/School Sports In Summer

The IHSA held their regularly scheduled board meeting virtually yesterday.  Board Director Craig Anderson said he knows that student-athletes, coaches, parents, officials and fans are anxious to learn more details about the plans for IHSA Winter Sports.  He added they expect to have a response from the Illinois Department of Public Health with final recommendations…

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