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St. Sen. Rezin wants hearing on COVID-19 mitigation rules

St. Sen. Rezin wants hearing on COVID-19 mitigation rules

St. Sen. Sue Rezin says the Illinois Senate should hold a hearing on the COVID-19 mitigation rules. She says Gov. Pritzker isn’t following his own plan. And she says he should come out with the data he’s using to back up his decisions. The Morris Republican says the governor had said restaurants would be allowed…

Peru donors support fountain, statue, and clock projects

Peru donors support fountain, statue, and clock projects

Peru Mayor Scott Harl says the people he has asked for money to support projects around the city have been generous. He says no one has turned him down. Everyone he asks wants to help. He’s received about $80,000 to be spent later on a new city clock and some statues. The most obvious thing…

Fire claims human and dog lives in Spring Valley

Fire claims human and dog lives in Spring Valley

It took hours for fire fighters to douse the flames well enough to enter a house in Spring Valley Friday morning. When they got in, they found the bodies of a person and a dog. The house was fully engulfed in flames when fire departments arrived. They tried to get in, but couldn’t stay long…

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Friday Sports Update

Friday Sports Update

Tony La Russa is returning to the White Sox to be their new manager.  The three-time World Series champion began his 33-year managerial career with the Sox in 1979.  He posted a 522-and-510 record with Chicago before being fired in 1986.  The 76-year-old went on to manage the Athletics and most recently the Cardinals from…

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Thursday Sports Update

The Illinois High School Association Board of Directors on Wednesday in a surprising move, voted to move forward with the basketball season as scheduled, defying a decision announced on Tuesday by Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health that it was putting the high school basketball season on indefinite hold. As part…

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Wednesday Sports Update

Illinois Governor  JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced Tuesday they were moving basketball to the “higher risk” category and putting the high school season “on hold.” In a statement Tuesday afternoon, IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson said the IHSA received the news “about 15 minutes prior” to Pritzker’s 2:30 p.m. news…

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All travelers to New York must test negative for COVID-19, Cuomo announces

All travelers to New York must test negative for COVID-19, Cuomo announces

pinkomelet/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — New York state is moving away from a travel advisory that required a two-week quarantine for people coming from COVID-19 hotspots and instead will mandate that all travelers test negative for the virus before and after coming to the state, the governor announced Saturday.”There will…

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Election 2020 live updates: Obama joins Biden on the trail, Trump in Pennsylvania

Election 2020 live updates: Obama joins Biden on the trail, Trump in Pennsylvania

3dfoto/iStockBy LIBBY CATHEY and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — With three days until Election Day, and President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden racing toward Nov. 3, more than 90 million Americans have already cast their ballots — an early voting record.On Saturday, Biden’s top surrogate, former President Barack Obama, will join him…

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Scoreboard roundup — 10/29/20

Scoreboard roundup — 10/29/20

iStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events: NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEAtlanta 25, Carolina 17Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Black franchisees sue McDonald’s, alleging racial discrimination

Black franchisees sue McDonald’s, alleging racial discrimination

ermingut/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (CHICAGO) — McDonald’s was hit with a lawsuit from two current franchisees who allege racial discrimination, arguing in court documents that the fast food giant pushed Black franchisees to locations that were “financial suicide missions.”The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern…

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Sean Connery, film’s first James Bond, dies at 90

Sean Connery, film’s first James Bond, dies at 90

Marc Marnie/FilmMagic(LONDON) — Sir Sean Connery, the Academy Award-winning actor famous for playing James Bond, has died. He was 90. The BBC reported Saturday that Connery died peacefully in his sleep in the Bahamas, having been “unwell for some time,” according to his son, actor Jason Connery.  Jason told the BBC his father “had many…

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Gospel legend Bishop Rance Allen dies at the age of 71

Gospel legend Bishop Rance Allen dies at the age of 71

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BETGospel singing legend Bishop Rance Allen, who was known as the “Father of Contemporary Gospel Music,” died Saturday morning at the age of 71. His cause of death is unknown. The Church of God in Christ announced the news in a Facebook post, writing in part that “God who is omnipotent and…