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Southern Illinois Region gets to lift some COVID-19 mitigations 

Southern Illinois Region gets to lift some COVID-19 mitigations 

The Southern Illinois Region that includes Marion, Jefferson, and Wayne Counties and two others in North-Central and Northern Illinois are now able to lift a few COVID-19 mitigations, but no indoor seating for bars and restaurants is allowed yet. Governor JB Pritzker announced the move from Tier Three mitigations, the strictest COVID rules, to Tier…Read More »

Centralia High School students select May Fete Court; how the event will proceed uncertain  

Centralia High School students select May Fete Court; how the event will proceed uncertain  

Centralia May Fete Court (left to right from top to bottom): Cameron Tomlianovich and John Veller Freshman Escorts; Brock Milburn and Easton True Junior Escorts; Eli Barrow (Blake Lammers not pictured) Senior Escorts; Meredith May and Gracey Wooldrige Freshman Attendants; Raelyn Dearing and Jayla True Sophomore Attendants; Emily Bain and Hannah Tomlianovich Junior Attendants; Olivia…Read More »

Kansas City, Illinois sue ATF over arms manufacturer license

Kansas City, Illinois sue ATF over arms manufacturer license

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City and the state of Illinois are suing the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives for granting a license to an arms manufacturer that had gone bankrupt after being sued last year. The advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund is also a plaintiff in the…Read More »

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NHL Wrap-up:   Landeskog scores 200th goal, Avalanche rout Blues 8-0

NHL Wrap-up: Landeskog scores 200th goal, Avalanche rout Blues 8-0

DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog scored two goals to reach 200 for his career, helping the Colorado Avalanche rebound from an opening-night loss with an 8-0 rout of the St. Louis Blues. Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and two assists, Mikko Rantanen scored the 100th goal of his career and added an assist, and Nazem…

NBA Wrap-Up:  Oklahoma beats the Chicago Bulls, 127 to 125 in OT

NBA Wrap-Up: Oklahoma beats the Chicago Bulls, 127 to 125 in OT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a career-high 33 points and 10 assists to help Oklahoma City beat the Chicago Bulls and former Thunder coach Billy Donovan 127-125 in overtime. Oklahoma City rallied from 22 points down in the second half. Zach LaVine could have won it in overtime but he missed a deep…