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Intense heat could cause buckled roads, uneven surfaces

Intense heat could cause buckled roads, uneven surfaces

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois transportation officials are warning motorists to watch for damaged roads during intense heat. Transportation Secretary Omer Osman says one of the hottest weeks of the year means a higher likelihood of pavement failures. Illinois is sizzling with temperatures in the 90s, from Chicago to Cairo. Osman says the state Transportation…Read More »

After 50-plus years, restaurant at Catholic shrine closes

After 50-plus years, restaurant at Catholic shrine closes

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A restaurant has closed after more than 50 years at a popular Catholic destination in southwestern Illinois. Management cited the impact of the coronavirus. The Shrine Restaurant & Banquet Center in Belleville was in the visitor center at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. It’s a Catholic retreat…Read More »

Chicago’s holiday weekend ends with 17 dead, 70 wounded

Chicago’s holiday weekend ends with 17 dead, 70 wounded

CHICAGO (AP) — One of Chicago’s bloodiest holiday weekends in memory ended with 17 people killed and 70 more wounded by gunfire. Among the dead was 7-year-old Natalia Wallace, who was standing outside her grandmother’s house on the evening of July Fourth when she was shot in the head. Police say a 33-year-old man has…Read More »

GOP congressional hopeful’s dairy got virus relief loan

GOP congressional hopeful’s dairy got virus relief loan

CHICAGO (AP) — A dairy owned by Illinois Republican congressional candidate Jim Oberweis has received a loan worth $5 million to $10 million from the federal rescue package aimed at helping small businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic. Treasury Department data released Monday show Oberweis Dairy, where Oberweis is chairman, was approved for the Paycheck Protection…Read More »

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SC 12u Competes At Cape This Past Weekend

SC 12u Competes At Cape This Past Weekend

The SC 12u went 0-3 in Cape Girardeau over the holiday weekend. They opened Saturday with a 6-2 loss to the St Louis Force.  Hudson Moore drove in a run for SC.  Braden Rector tripled.   Colton Rogers had the other SC hit. SC then fell to the Jackson Tribe 9-3.  Cam McGee drove in a…

SC 11u Wins Consolation Title At Cape Girardeau

SC 11u Wins Consolation Title At Cape Girardeau

The SC 11u won the consolation bracket of the Cape Girardeau USSSA Tournament over the weekend. After losing both games on Saturday, SC bounced back with a pair of wins on Sunday including their finale over the Kentucky Prospects 10-5.  In the game, Sebastian Kruger tripled and drove in 3, Ryker Dodson and Kaiden Harrell…