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Illinois hits 12,000 COVID-19 related deaths  

Illinois hits 12,000 COVID-19 related deaths  

Illinois Public Health officials have announced an additional 66 deaths on Friday passing the 12,000 mark for COVID-19 related deaths.   The additional 7,574 confirmed cases also pushed the state over the 700,000 mark for positive cases. There were four deaths in South Central Illinois among the 66 recorded statewide.  They include a female in her…Read More »

Wait to get COVID-19 test following Thanksgiving Gatherings 

Wait to get COVID-19 test following Thanksgiving Gatherings 

If you think you were exposed to COVID-19 over the Thanksgiving weekend, the Illinois Department of Public Health recommends waiting a week before getting tested. State Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike says it won’t help to get tested right away. “We know that it can take up to 14 days to show the signs…Read More »

Two injured, one arrested in Sandoval stabbing   

Two injured, one arrested in Sandoval stabbing   

Sandoval Police say two men were stabbed in an argument at a home in the 200 block of East Commercial in Sandoval on Thanksgiving afternoon.   A third person was arrested later on two counts of aggravated battery in connection with the incident. Sandoval Police Chief Joe Lyons says a 44-year-old Walnut Hill man was initially…Read More »

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Dosunmu scores 24 as No. 8 Illinois holds off Ohio 77-75

Dosunmu scores 24 as No. 8 Illinois holds off Ohio 77-75

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Ayo Dosunmu scored 24 points, Kofi Cockburn had 13 points and 11 rebounds and No. 8 Illinois rallied to beat Ohio 77-75. It was Cockburn’s 15th double-double in 35 games for Illinois. Jason Preston scored 31 points for Ohio. Ben Vander Plas added 20 points and Dwight Wilson scored 12 for…

Ohio State’s Day tests positive, won’t coach vs. Illinois

Ohio State’s Day tests positive, won’t coach vs. Illinois

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day has tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t be with the Buckeyes when they play at Illinois on Saturday. Number three Ohio State (4-0) is on the road for the first time in nearly a month to face Illinois (2-3) in Champaign. The Buckeyes have been scoring…

Bears name Mitchell Trubisky starting QB vs. Packers

Bears name Mitchell Trubisky starting QB vs. Packers

LAKE FOREST, IIll. (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky will be the Chicago Bears’ starting quarterback against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. Trubisky took all the first-team snaps at practice this week but coach Matt Nagy had stopped just short of designating him the starter, just in case Nick Foles was able to return from…