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Marion County Health Department Reports 6 deaths; Clinton County 3 from COVID-19

Marion County Health Department Reports 6 deaths; Clinton County 3 from COVID-19

The Marion County Health Department is reporting six COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday.   That’s the highest number of deaths in a single day for the county since the pandemic began and brings the total number of deaths in the county to 51. The health department reports three of the deaths were long term care residents…Read More »

Positive cases of staff at Murray Center continue to climb 

Positive cases of staff at Murray Center continue to climb 

The Director of the Murray Developmental Center says the number of employees testing positive for COVID-19 continues to rise. Lori Demijan says as of Wednesday morning, 57 staff have tested positive in the second outbreak of COVID-19 at the center.   She reports all but a few who tested positive early on work at Fir Cottage…Read More »

Vandals try to pull down Chicago park’s McKinley statue

Vandals try to pull down Chicago park’s McKinley statue

CHICAGO (AP) — Police say vandals tried to topple a Chicago park’s statue of President William McKinley overnight using a rope tethered to a car. The attempt to pull down the statue at McKinley Park on the city’s southwest side failed about 4 a.m. Wednesday, but police said the statue was spray-painted with graffiti. WGN-TV…Read More »

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Dosunmu, Miller lead No. 8 Illinois past NC A&T 122-60

Dosunmu, Miller lead No. 8 Illinois past NC A&T 122-60

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Ayo Dosunmu scored a career-high 28 points, freshman Adam Miller also scored 28, and No. 8 Illinois beat North Carolina A&T 122-60 in the season opener for both teams. Kofi Cockburn added 18 points and 10 rebounds for his 13th double-double in 32 games. Dosunmu had 10 rebounds for his second…

Mitchell Trubisky practices but Bears delay QB decision

Mitchell Trubisky practices but Bears delay QB decision

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky practiced with Bears starters for the second straight time while injured Nick Foles missed a second straight practice. Coach Matt Nagy said he’s delaying making a decision on who plays against Green Bay on Sunday night.