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Northern Illinois vs. Maine NCAA Football Odds, Plays and Insights | September 25, 2021

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Data Skrive Sep 4, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Northern Illinois Huskies wide receiver Tyrice Richie (3) catches a pass for a touchdown against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the second half at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jenn Finch-USA......

“Our hearts are broken”: Jelani Day’s family posts emotional message after officials identify body found in Illinois River

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A body found earlier this month has been identified by the coroner of LaSalle County, Illinois, as missing graduate student Jelani Day, police announced Thursday. The 25-year-old had been reported missing last month. “At this moment there are more......

Purdue vs. Illinois NCAA Football Odds, Plays and Insights | September 25, 2021

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Data Skrive Sep 18, 2021; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Purdue Boilermakers running back King Doerue (22) runs in the first quarter against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports The Purdue Boilermakers......

Michigan (3-0) plays six quarterbacks in 63-10 rout of Northern Illinois

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Ann Arbor – The checklist entering Michigan’s third game of the season wasn’t long but important as the Wolverines begin preparations for Big Ten play. Avoid a letdown. Check. Establish balance on offense. Check. Tighten screws on defense. Check.......

Sears is shutting its last store in Illinois, its home state

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A shopping cart sits in the parking lot of a Sears retail store on March 22, 2017 in Schaumburg, Illinois. Sears Holdings, the parent of Kmart and Sears, Roebuck, & Co., said there is “substantial doubt” about the company’s financial......

Illinois lawmakers override Pritzker’s ambulance veto, fail to agree on ethics changes

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Greg Bishop, The Center Square Lawmakers went around Gov. J.B. Pritzker to enact a law about paying for ambulance services, delivering the first veto override of the governor’s term. They also failed to agree on changes to an ethics......

ISBE issues new guidance to schools for remote learning

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Kevin Bessler, The Center Square The Illinois State Board of Education is preparing schools for the possibility of closures due to COVID-19 outbreaks and high quarantine numbers. The Board of Education has issued guidance for remote learning after the......

Illinois Republicans ask Pritzker to veto legislative maps

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Greg Bishop, The Center Square Illinois Republicans want Gov. J.B. Pritzker to veto the legislative maps Democrats passed this week. Maps drafted in May were passed by majority Democrats at the statehouse. Despite calls from civic groups asking that......

School districts across Illinois grapple with a lack of school bus drivers

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Kevin Bessler, The Center Square As the school year gets underway, signs that read “school bus drivers wanted” are a familiar sight throughout Illinois. The nationwide driver shortage is being felt in the Land of Lincoln. Numerous districts are......

County judge enjoins Illinois school from excluding student without quarantine order

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Greg Bishop, The Center Square An Illinois circuit court judge says a school district can’t keep a student from attending school unless there’s a quarantine order issued. The Temporary Restraining Order against Carlyle Community Unit School District #1 issued......

IMA leader calls on Springfield to help lure electric vehicle companies to Illinois

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Scot Bertram, The Center Square The head of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association is calling on lawmakers to get serious about the electric vehicle business. Mark Denzler, president and CEO of the IMA, says there’s a chance right now for......

Nurses at Illinois hospital celebrate overlapping pregnancies

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Nurses at Illinois hospital celebrate overlapping pregnancies – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Several maternity ward nurses at the St. Joseph Medical Center in Illinois are coincidentally pregnant and expecting around the same time. The nurses are now helping......

Illinois requires all residents to wear masks indoors

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Illinois will require all residents to wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status in an effort to protect those vulnerable against COVID-19, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced on Thursday. The state will also require all healthcare workers and teachers......

Illinois governor to announce mask mandate, order vaccines for schools – reports

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Aug 26 (Reuters) – Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is expected to announce a new COVID-19 policy for the state on Thursday, requiring eligible students and school staffers to be vaccinated and to wear masks in schools and colleges, the Chicago Tribune and other media reported. Pritzker, a Democrat, is also......

Illinois college student killed, three others injured in shooting at off-campus party

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here One person was killed and three others were injured Sunday in a shooting at an off-campus party near Southern Illinois University in the city of Carbondale, officials said. Keeshanna Jackson, an 18-year-old freshman at the school, was identified as......

Opponents say proposed Illinois amendment would give public unions more power

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Andrew Hensel, The Center Square A new proposed amendment on the 2022 ballot by the Illinois General Assembly would allow public employee unions to bargain without legal consequences. Filed by state Sen. Ram Villivalam, D-Chicago, the amendment was then......

After massive fraud, tech official calls for overhaul of Illinois unemployment system

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Kevin Bessler, The Center Square As cases of fraud continue to plague Illinois’ unemployment benefit system, a technology official said the state needs to overhaul the program immediately. The Illinois Department of Employment Security said close to $15 million......

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