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Volunteers in Salem and Centralia work to provide Thanksgiving Dinner to less fortunate and those home alone   

Volunteers in Salem and Centralia work to provide Thanksgiving Dinner to less fortunate and those home alone   

A record number of dinners will be prepared in both Salem and Centralia for the less fortunate and those who would otherwise be alone this Thanksgiving.  However, due to COVID meals are only being offered for pickup or delivery. In Centralia, the Poplar Place is continuing its tradition of providing a Thanksgiving Dinner.   Reservations had…Read More »

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Dosunmu, Curbelo lead No. 8 Illinois past Chicago State

Dosunmu, Curbelo lead No. 8 Illinois past Chicago State

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Ayo Dosunmu scored 22 points, freshman Andres Curbelo added 18 and No. 8 Illinois beat Chicago State 97-38. The Illini never trailed in the game, scoring the first nine points and leading 47-17 at halftime. Adam Miller scored 15 points and big man Kofi Cockburn had 14 points and 11 rebounds…

Twins Chase, Sydney Brown living football dream at Illinois

Twins Chase, Sydney Brown living football dream at Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Two identical twins from Canada are enjoying the college football season as roommates and teammates at Illinois. Chase Brown is a sophomore running back who transferred from Western Michigan to join his brother. Sydney Brown is a junior defensive back. Both are making their mark. Chase Brown has put up two…

Jim Hanifan, offensive line coaching great, dies at 87

Jim Hanifan, offensive line coaching great, dies at 87

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jim Hanifan, the former St. Louis Cardinals coach who returned to the city as offensive line coach to help the Rams win the Super Bowl, has died. He was 87. Hanifan’s daughter, Kathy Hinder, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he died Tuesday at Missouri Baptist Hospital. She said the cause…