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2 Sought in Naperville Armed CarjackingThe Naperville Police Department responded to an armed carjacking Saturday afternoon in which a female victim was approached by two male suspects, one of whom was armed with handgun, according to authorities.

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MATCHDAY: Milan eyes top spot; resurgent Arsenal v NewcastleAC Milan needs at least a draw at Cagliari to reclaim first place outright in Serie A, although there are coronavirus concerns ahead of the Rossoneri's trip to Sardinia.

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Nathan Chen wins fifth straight US Figure Skating titleEven with an error at the beginning of his free skate, Nathan Chen was unbeatable, winning his fifth straight U.S. Figure Skating Championship.

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Lyon loses 1-0 at home to Metz, Lille rallies to winLyon's long unbeaten streak ended and it wasted a chance to keep first place in the French league after a 1-0 home loss to Metz on Sunday.

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Mesut Ozil confirms he is leaving Arsenal for FenerbahceFormer Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil will look to reignite his career in Turkey after confirming Sunday he is leaving Arsenal to join Fenerbahce.

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Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Jan. 17, 2021Revisiting North Lawndale decades after Martin Luther King Jr. moved into the area. A history-making week for Black lawmakers in Springfield.

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Illinois Collects $62M in Cannabis Revenue for NeighborhoodsIllinois has collected $62 million from legalized marijuana sales that’s earmarked for helping minority businesses and neighborhood development, but the money hasn’t been spent yet, according to a published report.

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Coronavirus by the Numbers: COVID-19 Metrics in Each of Illinois' 11 Healthcare RegionsIllinois now has two regions that have moved into Tier 1 mitigations, meaning that indoor dining can now resume in parts of the west-central portion of the state, as well as in the far southern tip of the state.

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Woman shot in Aurora carjacking remains in critical conditionAurora police released new information Sunday about their ongoing investigation into a violent carjacking that left a woman shot and in critical condition Saturday.

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Cupich calls for unity during March for Life event in MundeleinCardinal Blase J. Cupich called for unity Sunday as he joined fellow Catholics and others at Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein for a stop on March for Life Chicago's Moving the Movement Tour.

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Indoor Dining Allowed to Resume as Illinois' Region 2 Moves to Tier 1 MitigationsAnother Illinois healthcare region has been allowed to move into Tier 1 coronavirus mitigations, as Region 2 will now allow indoor dining to resume this week....

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Illinois Reports 4,162 New Coronavirus Cases, 29 Additional Deaths SundayHealth officials in Illinois reported 4,162 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, along with 29 additional deaths attributed to the virus.

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Portion of state cleared for indoor dining, but suburbs must waitState health authorities cleared the way Sunday for limited indoor dining in some portions of Illinois, but restaurant owners and patrons in the suburbs will have to wait a little longer before eating in with official consent.

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Man Struck by Vehicle on Lake Shore Drive While Trying to Help Stranded Driver: PoliceA motorist who stopped to help a stranded driver was struck by another vehicle early Sunday on Lake Shore Drive near North Avenue.

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Food, fear, fun and family: Back in the Land of LincolnA necessary fall adventure turned into longing for home later in the year. Home is important and home is where all you things are, for us now it is Illinois.

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Rideshare Drivers Targeted in Series of Armed Carjackings on Chicago's Northwest SideChicago police are alerting residents in several northwest side neighborhoods of a string of thefts involving rideshare drivers, who are having their vehicles stolen from them at gunpoint.

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Owen Carney Jr. opts out of transfer portal, returns to Illinois for 2021No. 99 joins a long list of fellow Illini that decided to return for head coach Bret Bielema's first year including Isaiah Gay, Daniel Barker, Jamal Woods, Blake Hayes, James McCourt, Brandon Peters, Vederian Lowe, Doug Kramer and Alex Palczewski.

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Police: Elmhurst man fought off two attackers, took their weapon to foil carjackingElmhurst police are investigating an attempted carjacking Sunday morning in which the vehicle's owner fought off two attackers and took their weapon.

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Sunday's coronavirus updates: Champaign County reports 97th COVID death, 63 new cases; 13 of 63 COVID patients at Carle Urbana in ICUActive cases were down Sunday in Champaign County by 48 while the number of county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 remained unchanged at 30.

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3 Men in Critical Condition After Being Shot in Parkway Gardens, Chicago Police SayChicago police say three men are in critical condition after they were shot in a Parkway Gardens apartment building Sunday morning.

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Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani to work on President Trump's impeachment defense, claim voter fraudRudy Giuliani spoke to ABC News about the impeachment defense of President Donald Trump, saying he plans to argue that the president's widely debunked claims of voter fraud are true and that they did not incite violence.

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US Capitol riot: Thomasboro, Illinois Mayor Tyler Evans apologizes for saying media lied about violenceThomasboro, Illinois Mayor Tyler Evans has apologized for saying the media lied about violence during the Capitol riots Jan.

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Migrant caravan 2021: Hondurans heading to US border met with tear gas, batons in GuatemalaGuatemalan police and soldiers have used tear gas and wielded batons and shields against a group of Honduran migrants that tried to push through their roadblock.

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Blackhawks' Patrick Kane Talks Facing, Texting With Joel QuennevillePatrick Kane and the Blackhawks will again be seeing former head coach Joel Quenneville, who won three Stanley Cups with the Hawks , on the opposite bench when they take on the Florida Panthers on the road Sunday evening.

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Indiana minimum wage increase push likely stalled again; Gov. Holcomb suggests job training insteadA push for an increased minimum wage in Indiana has likely stalled again as Gov.

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Indiana COVID Update: IN reports 3,228 new COVID-19 cases, 24 coronavirus deathsIndiana reported 3,228 new coronavirus cases and 24 deaths Sunday.

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Indiana Reports 3,228 New Cases of Coronavirus, 24 Additional DeathsHealth officials in Indiana have confirmed 3,228 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, along with 24 new deaths attributed to the virus.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021: Hyde Park Art Center hosts free, virtual MLK Day celebration on ZoomHyde Park Art Center hosts free, virtual, 'Gamechangers and Name Changers: A Virtual MLK Day Celebration' Monday.

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Celebrity health coach Karina Heinrich gives tips on happy foods to combat seasonal winter bluesIt's cold, it's gray outside and you just feel down, the good news is there are foods you can eat to feel happier, says celebrity health coach Karina Heinrich.

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Beyond the Boardroom: UI Applied Health Sciences Dean Cheryl Hanley-MaxwellThis week's guest: a three-degree UI grad who after 26 years on another Big Ten campus returned to to lead her alma mater's College of Applied Health Sciences as dean.

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COVID-19 pandemic, Capitol riots: How to cope during difficult timeAfter the Capitol riots and during the COVID-19 pandemic, many might want tips on how to cope in a difficult time.

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Bears among best potential landing spots for Jameis Winston in 2021Chicago will be in the market for another quarterback this offseason, and Bleacher Report believes Jameis Winston would be a good fit.

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Schakowsky will ask House to censure downstate representative over Hitler remarksU.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky said she plans to introduce a measure in the U.S. House to censure downstate Rep.

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4th Victim Dies From Wounds Suffered in Shooting Spree in Evanston, Chicago Earlier This MonthAn Evanston woman has died after she was shot during a hostage situation inside of a suburban IHOP restaurant, making her the fourth victim to die after the shooting spree that wound its way through Chicago and Evanston.

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With homes filled and park open, Bristol Place ' a really great community'CHAMPAIGN  After filling up all 90 units last year in Champaigns newly-developed Bristol Place neighborhood, the park there has also reopened.

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Donald Trump's fiercest supporters flee to Signal, Telegram after social media bansOnline supporters of President Donald Trump are scattering to smaller and more secretive social media platforms.

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Trump impeached: McConnell calls pending trial 'vote of conscience,' Graham says conviction will delay national 'healing'President Donald Trump's impeachment trial is likely to start after Joe Biden's inauguration, and the Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, is telling senators their decision on whether to convict Trump over the Capitol riot will be a "vote of conscience."

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Phil Spector, music producer and convicted murderer, dies at 81Phil Spector, the music producer known for creating the "Wall of Sound" style in the 1960s, has died.

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Archdiocese of Chicago to broadcast Mass from Holy Name Cathedral on ABC 7 Chicago 9:30 a.m. SundayThe Archdiocese of Chicago will broadcast Mass from Holy Name Cathedral; watch on ABC 7 Chicago at 9:30 a.m.

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5 big questions for the Bears heading into the 2021 offseasonThe Bears have plenty of questions to address this offseason, from quarterback to Allen Robinson to the salary cap.

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Joe Biden's plan: A look at proposals on stimulus checks, COVID vaccines, student grants and morePresident-elect Joe Biden is proposing a $1.9 trillion plan to expand coronavirus vaccinations, help individuals, jump-start the economy and provide direct stimulus checks of $1,400 per person.

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Police presence heavy around Illinois Capitol Building but area remains quietProviding updates from the Illinois Capitol Building.

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Pritzker Activates 100 Additional National Guard Members Ahead of InaugurationAt the request of the Department of Defense, an additional 100 Illinois National Guard members have been activated ahead of Wednesday’s presidential inauguration in Washington, Gov.

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Indiana St. 74, Illinois St. 68The Texas woman who took a private jet to D.C. to 'storm the Capitol' has been charged.

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Illinois weed: State collects $62M in cannabis revenue for neighborhoodsIllinois has collected $62 million from legalized marijuana sales that's earmarked for helping minority businesses and neighborhood development, but the money hasn't been spent yet, according to a published report.

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Chicago's Lyric Opera House installs new seating during pandemic closureA major renovation is happening at the famed Lyric Opera House in Chicago while it is closed to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lake County deputies hailed for saving life of man who accidentally shot himselfA pair of Lake County sheriff's deputies are being credited with saving the life of a Mundelein-area man who accidentally shot himself in the leg Saturday.

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Illinois COVID Update Today: Region 2 moves to Tier 1 as IL reports 4,162 new cases, 29 deathsIllinois health officials announced 4,162 new coronavirus cases and 29 deaths Sunday as a 2nd region moves to Tier 1 mitigations.

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Bret Bielema explains why he left New York Giants for IllinoisBret Bielema left the New York Giants for Illinois because of his love for the college game and the desire to spend more time with family.

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Inside OutIts surface is unusually tactile, a result of mixing paint and wax together, and she primarily used her hands, rather than brushes, to apply the paint, in some parts scraping away to reveal colors underneath.

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Push to Increase Indiana's Minimum Wage Stalls as Republicans Largely Oppose MeasureA renewed call by Democrats for an increase to Indiana’s minimum wage isn’t winning over Republicans who control the Statehouse, with the governor saying his goal is to prepare workers for advancing beyond low-paying jobs.

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Northside community members rally to save High Ridge YMCAThe YMCA in Chicago's most diverse neighborhood is closing its doors at the end of the month.

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Chicago Forecast: Light Snow Expected to Continue Through AfternoonOvernight snow showers that arrived in the Chicago area are expected to continue through the early afternoon hours Sunday, but after it departs the region residents can expect to see much drier conditions in the coming days.

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Protest downtown Chicago expected as Illinois, US brace for possible unrest leading to Biden Inauguration DayA protest downtown Chicago is expected as Illinois braces for possible unrest leading to the upcoming Biden Inauguration Day.

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What grade would you give the Chicago Bears' 2020 season?While there were some encouraging aspects - Roquan Smith's comeback year, David Montgomery's coming out party, the rookie class and the offense scoring 30-plus points in four straight games - it was ultimately another disappointing season that ended in a 8-8 record and an early exit from the playoffs.

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Illinois' positivity rate falls for 9th consecutive dayNorth central Illinois is the latest region to have its coronavirus metrics improve enough to allow limited indoor dining.

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Man Crushed to Death While Moving File Cabinet in Stockyards WarehouseA 42-year-old man was crushed to death Friday morning while he helped move a filing cabinet from a warehouse in the Stockyards on the South Side.

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Coronavirus by the Numbers: COVID-19 Metrics in Each of Illinois' 11 Healthcare RegionsIllinois now has two regions that have moved into Tier 1 mitigations, meaning that indoor dining can now resume in parts of the west-central portion of the state, as well as in the far southern tip of the state.

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Illinois doomed by another slow startThe Illini just can't get themselves going.

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Mike McGraw ranks the best Bears players of 2020To cap off a season of Bears film study, Mike McGraw ranks the 25 best players from the glorious 8-9 season of 2020.

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All quiet at the Illinois Capitol as protests fail to materialize SundayIllinois Capitol quiet as protests fail to materialize Sunday.

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Coronavirus responseLast semester's totals: 2,700 students reported for COVID violations, 50 students dismissed, 11 organizations sanctioned.

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The Bears will have the third most difficult schedule in 2021Things are only going to get more difficult for the Bears next season as they face the third most difficult schedule in the NFL in 2021.

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Police: Man suffers graze wound in Elgin shooting early SundayElgin police are investigating an early morning shooting Sunday that left a man with a minor graze wound, authorities said.

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After $9 million in COVID relief to Peoria area businesses, Illinois program out of cashJust over $9 million in those funds came to the Peoria area. There were 243 grants provided to businesses in the Tri-County Area - almost $6.2 million split between 161 Peoria County businesses; just over $2.7 million shared among 74 Tazewell County businesses; and $130,000 divided between eight Woodford County businesses over two rounds of grants.

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This day in history, Jan. 17, 2021Today is Sunday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2021. There are 348 days left in the year.

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Top of the Morning, Jan. 17, 2021The first week of COVID-19 vaccinations at the I Hotel and Conference Center was as rewarding for the staff as it was the patients.

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Area history, Jan. 17, 2021Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago.

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Illinois to End Cash Bail and Limit Use of High-Tech IncarcerationReformers typically propose predictive algorithms and electronic monitoring as alternatives to money bail. Illinois is different.

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Big 10, kids edition: The thing I most look forward to once the pandemic's over, Part 2In chapter 2 of a multi-part series, we asked area elementary and middle school students: Whats the one thing you most look forward to doing again once COVID-19 is in.

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This Illinois dad surprised his family with a bachelor's degree from the same university as his daughterWhen 23-year-old Taleigh Loven walked downstairs to her family room the night of her graduation party last October, she was expecting balloons, treats and some congratulatory high fives from her family.

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Here's who can get a COVID-19 vaccine in Illinois during the next phaseA list of who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in this phase.

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Northern Illinois Public Health Consortium Supports Gov. Pritzker's Effort To Expand Access To The COVID-19 VaccineHealthcare workers continue to be a focus of the Consortium's efforts.

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Illinois coronavirus graphs: Tracking cases, deaths, hospitalizationsAs the pandemic continues, the Tribune is tracking Illinois deaths, cases, test results and more here.

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Silvis slot car racing group adapts with Illinois' changing mitigations"We still want to stay safe and stay, everything like that, what we're doing, but as far as what we've done, I mean, you see we got the masks going on, we sanitize the controllers after every use, we ask the racers clean their hands before grabbing the controllers and we are checking temperatures," Rangel said, "Asking the people ‘if you don't...

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This Illinois dad surprised his family with a bachelor's degree from the same university as his daughterWhen 23-year-old Taleigh Loven walked downstairs to her family room the night of her graduation party last October, she was expecting balloons, treats and some congratulatory high-fives from her family.

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Few Protesters Outside Illinois State Capitol Building SaturdayDespite a warning from the FBI about potential violent protests at all state capitals this weekend, few protesters were present outside the Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield Saturday.

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Robert Morris loses in overtime to Illinois-ChicagoCHICAGO  Rob Howard scored 18 points as Illinois-Chicago narrowly beat Robert Morris, 66-62, in overtime Saturday.

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Purdue Tops Illinois after COVID-19 Causes Michigan State to Cancel TripLed by a trio of double event winners, Purdue women's swimming and diving won 12 of the 16 events to top Illinois 173-122 on Saturday at Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center in the opener of the Big Ten dual meet season for both teams.

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This Illinois dad surprised his family with a bachelor's degree from the same university as his daughterWhen 23-year-old Taleigh Loven walked downstairs to her family room the night of her graduation party last October, she was expecting balloons, treats and some congratulatory high fives from her family.

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Illinois Department of Corrections officer accused of forgeryA Stateville corrections officer is accused of depositing several stolen checks into his federal credit union account, officials said.

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Jordans Revenge How a basketball game created a new tax.In 1991, the Chicago Bulls along with their talisman Michael Jordan, defeated the LA Lakers in the NBA finals.

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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here's what happened Jan. 15 with COVID-19 in the Chicago areaHere are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

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No. 21 Ohio State powers past No. 14 IllinoisThe Illini, often mentioned as a possible Final Four team, suffer back-to-back losses for the first time this season.

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Pritzker Activates National Guard As FBI Warns Of State Capitol ProtestsSPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker has activated 250 members of the Illinois National Guard amid FBI warnings of potential armed protests at the 50 U.S. state capitols in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

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King scores 24, leads EKU past Eastern Illinois 93-85 in OTCHARLESTON, Ill. — Tre King scored 24 points, Wendell Green Jr. had nine of his 17 points in overtime, and Eastern Kentucky stretched its winning streak to seven games, defeating Eastern Illinois 93-85.

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Woman Robbed 4 Chicago Convenience Stores in Less Than an Hour: ProsecutorsA woman charged with robbing four convenience stores in Chicago in less than an hour this week was ordered held on $50,000 bond on Saturday.

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75 new cases of COVID-19 and two additional deathsHealth departments in southern Illinois are reporting 75 new cases of the virus on Saturday, January 16, 2021.

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A€˜Several' People in Custody After Man Killed in Aurora ShootingSeveral people were taken into custody after an hours-long standoff with police which was sparked by a fatal shooting Friday in suburban Aurora.

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No. 21 Ohio State Defeats No. 14 Illinois Saturday, Finishing 87-81E.J. Liddell scored 26 points and No. 21 Ohio State beat No. 14 Illinois 87-81 in a brutal Big Ten matchup on Saturday.

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Williams carries Indiana St. over Illinois St. 73-65NORMAL, Ill. — Tre Williams recorded 12 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to carry Indiana State to a 73-65 win over Illinois State.

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Kamala Harris to be sworn in as vice president by Justice Sonia SotomayorKamala Harris will be sworn in Wednesday as the next vice president of the United States by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, according to a Harris aide.

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Illinois Region Becomes First to Return to Tier 1, Resume Indoor DiningThe Illinois Department of Public Health announced Saturday that Region 5 has met the requirements to enter Tier 1 coronavirus mitigations, meaning indoor dining can resume.

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Illinois Reports 5,343 New Coronavirus Cases, 130 Additional Deaths SaturdayIllinois health officials on Saturday reported 5,343 new coronavirus cases and 130 additional deaths attributed to the virus.

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Illinois TE coach Ben Miller discusses his approach to recruiting Ohio for IllinoisIllinois defensive backs coach Aaron Henry discusses his sales pitch to Illini recruits af...

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Liddell, Buckeyes Romp Over Feckless Illini 87-81CHAMPAIGN  The No. 14 Illini mens basketball team dropped its second straight home game at the State Farm Center Saturday, with an 87-81 loss to the 21st-ranked Buckeyes of Ohio State.

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100 to help couple after kidney transplantToday's recipient of a $100 bill through the Believe Project is Linda Trilling of Buffalo Grove.

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Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Jan. 16, 2021The link between poverty and domestic violence. A scathing report on Trump's family separation policy.

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COVID-19 cases per county, ZIP code as of Jan. 15There have been 451,049 COVID-19 cases in the suburbs as of Friday. That's 42.6% of the state's total, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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Grammar Moses: There will be no swearing in this columnJim explores the significance of 'the,' movie sequels and the etymology of swear words.

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Indiana St. 73, Illinois St. 653-Point Goals: 5-17.294.

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Quiet Day Outside Illinois State Capitol BuildingWhile precautions were put in place in anticipation of potential protests, the scene outside the Illinois State Capitol building was quiet.

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Dogs, drones and firefighters team up to find missing peopleA team of dogs, drones and area firefighters are a new resource to help find missing people.

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Back the Blue Jeep Run shows support for Central Illinois police officersSaturday jeep enthusiasts came together to show their support for police officers around Central Illinois.

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Jim Tilmon, Longtime NBC 5 Forecaster, Dies at 86Jim Tilmon, a longtime NBC 5 forecaster and aviation expert who became a household name to Chicagoans, has died at 86 years old, his family confirmed Saturday....

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Facts Matter: Pence didn't change Twitter photo to honor Biden, HarrisVice President Mike Pence didn't change his Twitter photo to honor President-elect Joe Biden, NPR did not know about the Capitol riot in advance and Chuck Norris wasn't on hand at the protest in Washington, D.C., Bob Oswald says in his Facts Matter column.

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Two new laws aim to help veterans find jobs, better health careTwo newly adopted federal laws aim to help more veterans pursue education in STEM fields and provide better quality and accessible health care for women veterans at Veterans Affairs' facilities.

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NFL Divisional Playoffs: A Bears fans guide to jealousyJealous the Bears aren't playing this weekend? Here is something each remaining NFL franchise has that Bears fans should also envy.

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It's 'confusing,' but it's coming. The latest on COVID-19 vaccinations for suburban seniors.It's not just the waiting that's the hardest part for seniors eager to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Illinois Men's Basketball vs. Ohio State 1/16/21Illinois forward Giorgi Bezhanishvili , Illinois forward Coleman Hawkins and Illinois guard Jacob Grandison celebrate a shot in a NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign on Saturday, January 16, 2021.

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What's Allowed in Illinois' Tier 1 Coronavirus Mitigations?One Illinois region has met the requirement to enter Tier 1 coronavirus mitigations, meaning indoor dining can resume, and other regions could be close behind.

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Bears WR Anthony Miller fined for throwing punch at CJ Gardner-JohnsonAnthony Miller and CJ Gardner-Johnson have been fined for their scuffle in last week's Bears-Saints wild-card game.

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E.J. Liddell Reflects on Career-Best Performance Against IllinoisHear from the Ohio State sophomore after scoring a personal best against the Fighting Illini.

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Reaction: EJ Liddell career day leads Ohio State over IllinoisThe Big Ten took center stage on Saturday afternoon as No. 21 Ohio State Buckeyes hit the road to face No.

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Thomas scores 20 to lead Ball St. over N. Illinois 78-58MUNCIE, Ind. — Miryne Thomas had a season-high 20 points as Ball State romped past Northern Illinois 78-58.

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Aurora Police Investigate Fatal Shooting Friday EveningAurora police reported officers are investigating a fatal shooting Saturday after a man was shot and killed on the city's east side Friday evening.

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Thomas scores 20 to lead Ball St. over N. Illinois 78-58MUNCIE, Ind. — Miryne Thomas had a season-high 20 points as Ball State rolled past Northern Illinois 78-58 on Saturday.

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Airbnb to Review Bookings Ahead of Michigan Capitol ProtestsAirbnb said Saturday that it will review reservations in Lansing ahead of expected demonstrations at Michigan’s state Capitol and may cancel bookings by anyone determined to be part of a hate group or who might be coming to the city with violent intentions.

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Illinois National Guard Says Public a€˜Should Feel Safe' Ahead of Inauguration This WeekThe Illinois National Guard delivered a security update in Springfield Saturday, telling residents they should "feel safe" ahead of the presidential inauguration this week.

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Illinois Basketball: 4 observations from the Illini loss to Ohio StateThe Illinois basketball team needed a win on Saturday but couldn't do it.

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Illinois State University president to receive $46,000 bonus before June retirementIllinois State University's Board of Trustees approved a $46,000 bonus for its outgoing president on Saturday, an installment signed off by all board members but criticized by disgruntled graduate workers.

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Saturday's coronavirus updates: Hospitalizations rise by two, keeping Region 6 in Tier 3 of state mitigation planRegion 6's next chance to advance could come as soon as Monday. While tiers 2 and 3 include many of the same restrictions, advancing would move Region 6 one step.

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Bement superintendent stepping down after 8 yearsBEMENT — Sheila Greenwood said her upcoming retirement as the Bement superintendent is not an end to her lifelong book, but the beginning of a new chapter yet to be written.

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UPDATE: Urbana woman dies after being hit by vehicleChampaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Tonya Barnett, 50, died at 5:20 p.m. Friday from injuries she received in an incident Wednesday.

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Ohio State Picks Up Huge Road Win Over #14 IllinoisThe 21st ranked Buckeyes picked up a big road win over Illinois behind a career day from EJ Liddell.

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No. 14 Illini fall behind early, can't complete comeback against No. 21 BuckeyesAn issue that plagued Illinois in the Maryland loss last week was a lack of balance offensively — Ayo Dosunmu and Cockburn combined to score nearly 70% of the Illini points — but the Illini were able to spread the scoring around better against the Buckeyes with six players scoring eight or more points.

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Bret Bielema opens up on return to Big Ten at IllinoisBack in the Big Ten for a first time since 2012, Bret Bielema takes over Illinois after a three-year run with the NFL's New England Patriots and New York Giants.

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Illinois coronavirus: 130 more deaths, 103K fully vaccinatedMost of the state's metrics kept trending in the right direction Saturday as they have since the holidays.

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Home of 9th US president, just over the Illinois border in Indiana, getting $1.2 million restorationThe one-time Indiana home of the nation's ninth president is getting a $1.2 million restoration that will include sprucing up the more than 200-year-old mansion's main floor with new windows and porches.

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Few Protesters Outside Illinois State Capitol Building SaturdayDespite a warning from the FBI about potential violent protests at all state capitals this weekend, few protesters were present outside the Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield Saturday.

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Elmhurst Police Investigate Roadway Shooting Near St. Charles RoadElmhurst police are investigating a roadway shooting near St. Charles Road and the exit to the I-290 expressway Saturday.

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Forecast: Cloudy with a chance of wooden snowflakesPat Cain, public program and visitor services coordinator for the Champaign County Forest Preserve District, puts up snowflakes — the wooden kind, made from downed forest trees — along a path last week at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet.

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Indiana Reports 3,973 New Coronavirus Cases and 41 Additional Deaths SaturdayIndiana health officials on Saturday reported 3,973new coronavirus cases and 41 additional deaths.

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Illinois basketball: Illini report card against the Maryland TerrapinsThe Illinois basketball team fell to the Maryland Terrapins in a tough loss on Sunday night, 66-63.

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Encounter Report 10.08.2012: The Missing TimeThis is a copy of my original sketch, made immediately the morning of 8 October 2012 and which presents my recollection of the strange, trapezoidal craft I observed, with the orange lights beneath; noticing the square or rectangular appendages at each corner. I remember this so clearly. I remember this so clearly. Original sketch by&.

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Favorites Look To Roll In Early Saturday Games11 AM - OHIO STATE v. ILLINOIS Starting point guard C.J. Walker's absence was felt at times during the Buckeyes' last game against Northwestern, and without him or backup guard Jimmy Sotos in the lineup today Duane Washington Jr. could struggle running the offense and getting his own shot.

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More Contagious Version Of COVID-19 Confirmed In Illinois For First TimeHealth officials today announced the first case in Illinois of the more contagious SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 first identified in the United Kingdom.

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North Side Bar Gives Free Gift Cards to COVID-19 Vaccinated Chicago ResidentsA bar in Chicago's Roscoe Village neighborhood is offering gift cards to residents who have received the coronavirus vaccination.

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Should the Bears go all-in on trading for Deshaun Watson?The asking price for trading for QB Deshaun Watson would be steep. Do you think the Bears should be all over that?

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C-U Trauma and Resiliency Initiative coordinator: More love and forgiveness"Martin Luther King talked about a beloved community in which you have a vision where policies, procedures and practices are in place to look out for our neighbors, where those"

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Mike Madigan replaced: New Illinois political era begins with Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch election, Better Government Association saysA new Illinois political era begins with Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch's election, replacing Mike Madigan, the Better Government Association says.

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Chicago Deploys Over 200 Plows to Combat Overnight SnowPeople in the Chicago area likely woke up to snow Saturday morning and can expect more light showers throughout the weekend.

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Indiana Statehouse Closes Ahead of Possible ProtestsThe Indiana Statehouse complex will be closed to the public through Wednesday and state legislative meetings next week are canceled because of possible protests related to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, the governor’s office said Friday.

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Judge rules in favor of county executive in dispute with county boardIn a written ruling Friday, Judge Jason Bohm said its the county executive  not the county board chair  who has appointment-making power when vacancies in elected offices occur.

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National Guard Arrives in Springfield Ahead of Potential EventsThe National Guard arrived in Springfield Saturday after Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker activated 250 troops following warnings from the FBI of potential threats to state capitols leading up to the presidential inauguration.

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Ohio State vs. Illinois odds, line: 2021 college basketball picks, Jan. 16 predictions from proven modelThe SportsLine Projection Model has simulated Illinois vs. Ohio State 10,000 times.

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Column: Illinois 'frustrated' after 87-81 loss to Ohio StateIllinois lost 87-81 in a brutal Big Ten matchup with Ohio State on Saturday, falling to 9-5 after a controversial finish in Champaign.

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3 storylines for Bears fans to watch in NFL divisional playoffsWith the Bears ousted from the postseason, there's really no vested interest in certain teams advancing.

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How to Watch No. 14 Illinois vs. Ohio State: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming and OddsAfter nearly a week away, they're finally back in action.

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What's Allowed in Illinois' Tier 1 Coronavirus Mitigations?One Illinois region has met the requirement to enter Tier 1 coronavirus mitigations, meaning indoor dining can resume, and other regions could be close behind.

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Notes: E.J. Liddell, Seth Towns help Ohio State hoops to road win against IllinoisOhio State's E.J. Liddell had plenty of motivation Saturday at Illinois, just not for the reasons you might expect.

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No. 24 Ohio State 87, No. 14 Illinois 81Illinois head coach Brad Underwood spoke to national, local and statewide media via Zoom video following the 87-81 loss to No.

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Southern Illinois Becomes State's First Region To Resume Indoor Dining, Moves To Tier 1 Virus MitigationsThe move to Tier 1 mitigations for Southern Illinois comes just one day after the state loosened requirements to resume indoor dining and bar service.

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A look at the Chicago Bears' 2021 opponentsFollowing an early playoff exit, the Chicago Bears have a long offseason ahead of them with many questions left to be answered.

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Asmussen: Meet Bobby Gikas, Illinois' BMOCFor three years, Bobby Gikas went about the business of being an Illinois mens basketball managers.

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Men's college basketball: Liddell scores 26 in Ohio State win against IllinoisCHAMPAIGN, Ill.  E.J. Liddell scored 26 points and No. 21 Ohio State beat No.

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Bears' Dave Ragone could become Falcons' new offensive coordinatorBears passing game coordinator Dave Ragone could join Arthur Smith's staff in Atlanta as offensive coordinator.

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Illinois Basketball: 4 keys for the Illini to beat Ohio StateFour keys for the Illinois Basketball team to beat a fellow ranked Big Ten opponent, as the Illini host the Ohio State Buckeyes Saturday.

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Bears sign WRs Reggie Davis, Jester Weah to reserveAfter signing 10 players to reserve / future deals, the Bears have added a pair of receivers in Reggie David and Jester Weah.

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Facebook privacy settlement for Illinois users slips to about $350Lower amount is because about 200,000 more claims were filed just before deadline.

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Illinois reports 5,343 new Coronavirus cases, 130 additional deaths SaturdayIllinois health officials on Saturday reported 5,343 new coronavirus cases and 130 additional deaths attributed to the virus.

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COVID-19 in Illinois updates: Here's what's happening this weekendHere are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

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This day in history, Jan. 16, 2021Today is Saturday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2021. There are 349 days left in the year.

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Top of the Morning, Jan. 16, 2021Despite the fact that students and mentors cant be together physically, Unit 4 and CU One to One Mentoring are hosting virtual events over the next few weeks in honor.

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Area history, Jan. 16, 2021In 1971, another $55,000 in cash connected to the controversy surrounding the late Illinois Secretary of State Paul Powell was found in the safety-deposit box of a Springfield bank, it was revealed by Illinois Assistant Attorney General J. Waldo Ackerman.

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Ohio State Guts Out Tough Victory at IllinoisThe Buckeyes grinded out a great road win against No. 14 Illinois, thanks to E.J. Liddell's career-high 25 points.

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Illinois COVID Update Today: IL reports 5,343 new cases, 130 deathsIllinois health officials reported 5,343 new COVID-19 cases and 130 deaths Saturday. The total number of cases in Illinois now stands at 1,064,667, with a total of 18,179 deaths, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Michael Madigan's rise and fall as Illinois House speakerAmong Illinois' last remaining old-school Machine bosses, Michael Madigan saw an abrupt end to his reign as the caucus he controlled for much of four decades elected its first new leader since the Reagan administration.

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Illinois sitting on $62 million in cannabis revenue meant to foster businesses and help neighborhoods hurt by poverty and violenceDespite promises that cannabis legalization in Illinois would fund more minority business participation and neighborhood improvements, the state has yet to spend $62 million collected for those purposes.

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Ayo Dosunmu is a true statesman: Ranking the 10 best current college basketball players from IllinoisIllini guard is among nation's leading scorers, but he's No. 1 on list of Illinois products excelling in college game.

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Chicago COVID: UK coronavirus variant found in Illinois, scientists sayScientists confirmed that out of 200 recent COVID-19 patients, they found one with the UK virus variant in Chicago.

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What we saw in Ohio State's 87-81 victory over IllinoisIt was a classic physical Big Ten bout between the Buckeyes and the Illini on Saturday.

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Cash bail reform: A lesson for Illinoisl? New York, California also got rid of it, but reforms didn't lastA bill awaits Gov. J.B. Pritzker's signature that would replace cash bail with a risk-evaluation system and monitoring for people awaiting trial.

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Second phase of vaccinations underway in southern IllinoisWhile Illinois is set to enter its second phase of COVID-19 vaccinations near the end of January, the Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Depart began phase 1B Friday.

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Illinois casinos and fitness centers prepared for Tier 2 mitigationsJumer's Casino and Hotel has been sitting empty since November and is ready to open again on Saturday, January 16th at 8 a.m.

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SOS Illinois' 'Family Togetherness' message for MLK Day supports the bond between birth parents and kids in foster careJanuary 15, 2021 - SOS Children's Villages Illinois, a nonprofit, child-welfare agency that serves at-risk youth and children in foster care, shares a message of togetherness in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with "Family Togetherness Bags" to support the bond between birth parents and children in foster care.

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4 Restaurants Defy Illinois' OrdersDespite Illinois' current restrictions on indoor dining, four suburban restaurants opened their doors Friday. NBC 5's Lexi Sutter reports.

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Cold-shooting Robert Morris men lose to Illinois-ChicagoThe Robert Morris mens basketball team was playing its first game in two weeks Friday night.

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Huskers Win Two Event Titles In Meet With IllinoisLincoln, Neb. - The No. 20 Nebraska women's gymnastics team dropped a non-conference meet to the No.

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MAP: Here Are the 11 COVID Regions in Illinois and Which Counties Are In ThemIllinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Friday that three of the state's regions can lift Tier 3 coronavirus mitigations effective immediately, with most of the others on track to move into the less restrictive Tier 2 in the coming days.

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Illinois COVID Update Today: IL gears up for next phase of coronavirus vaccine plan as state reports 6,642 new cases, 123 deathsIllinois health officials announced 6,642 new coronavirus cases and 123 deaths Friday. The UK virus variant has been found in the state.

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Illinois man charged with felony homicide after a fatal hit and runBranko Jovanovic was also sentenced Friday in a deadly hit and run in Rock County to 4 years, 3 months in prison and 8 years extended supervision.

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Illinois boards up windows at state Capitol, activates National Guard in case violent protests eruptGov. J.B. Pritzker conceded he was not sure what, if anything was planned, but he wasn't taking any chances.

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Illinois gears up against possible attacks ahead of Inauguration DayAt the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield Tuesday, board-up crews installed plywood over the windows to protect against possible attackers.

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The Week in Review: A Historic Impeachment, Shift in Springfield PoliticsPresident Donald Trump is impeached for a second time as 14 congressmen from Illinois vote ‘yea.' Nearly 30,000 National Guard troops have been sent to protect the Capitol and next week's...

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One-Third Of Champaign County Hospital Staff Chose Not To Vaccinate, Health Officials SayURBANA  Despite more Champaign County residents becoming eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, one-third of hospital staff in the county still arent vaccinated due to their own concerns about the vaccine, according to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.

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College basketball picks, schedule: Predictions, odds for Ohio State vs. Illinois and other key gamesOur experts pick the best games of the day on loaded Saturday featuring four games with both teams ranked.

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Federal student loan moratorium set to expire at the end of the monthAt the end of this month around 1.7 million Illinois residents are expected to resume paying their student loans.

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Column: A ‘new day' or same old for Illinois taxpayers?Apparently, there is an approved script: We're to clap our hands excitedly and call it a "new day" for America and a "a new day" for Illinois.

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The Spin: Kinzinger says he was armed during Capitol riotWelcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's politics newsletter.

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Governor eases COVID restrictions in 3 Illinois regionsCHICAGO — Gov. J.B. Pritzker says the spread of COVID-19 has slowed sufficiently that hes easing restrictions in three Illinois regions, although strict rules will remain in place in Chicago and other parts of the state.

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IHSA Information As Regions Shift Back To Tier 21-15-21) Governor JB Pritzker announced on January 15, 2021, that three regions in the state are being rolled back from Tier 3 mitigations to Tier 2 mitigations.

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Owens-Illinois donates $50,000 to V Project initiativeA coordinated community-wide push to get residents to take the coronavirus vaccine when it becomes more broadly available has received $50,000 from Owens...

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Illinois Legislature Passes Bill Amending Judgment Interest Statute to Impose Prejudgment Interest in Tort ActionsIllinois law has not previously recognized prejudgment interest in tort actions for personal injury or wrongful death.

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State of Illinois Rolls Out Aggressive Vaccine Administration Plan a€” Phase 1A Done By Jan. 25The state of Illinois will move forward with an aggressive Vaccine Plan with hundreds of additional providers coming online in the coming days as the state moves to complete Phase 1A.

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As suburbs edge closer to looser restrictions, restaurants get some hope for indoor serviceThe suburbs and Chicago will stay under tough restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but trends indicate those could be lifted soon, Gov.

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Police Issue Warning About Unlocked VehiclesThe Greenville Police Department is reminding residents that when leaving their vehicle unattended, they should remove the keys and lock the doors.

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Ohio State men's basketball vs Illinois: Game preview and predictionThe basketball Buckeyes are looking to make a BOOM of their own Saturday on the road vs Illinois.

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Mario Edwards Jr. suspended for first two games of 2021 seasonThe NFL has suspended Mario Edwards Jr. for two games after he violated the league's violated the policy on substance.

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Probation, jail for woman who pepper-sprayed officer outside Danville nightclubThe jury found that White held a can of pepper spray against the side of Officer Ryan Birge’s face and sprayed it into his eyes, hair and mouth as he was trying to arrest a person.

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Illini BasketballIllini head coach Brad Underwood says Trent Frazier is practicing and will play tomorrow morning against No.

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CapitolFax.comA Facebook page maintained by Downers Grove Democratic state Rep. Anne Stava-Murray as a forum for her legislative work has apparently been deactivated.

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Champaign County voters to decide in April on eliminating recorder's officeThe long-debated question of whether or not Champaign County should eliminate its recorder of deeds office is now headed to the voters.

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Illinois Appellate Court Upholds PTAB Decision Involving Farm Property AppraisalThe Illinois Appellate Court recently upheld a decision of the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board involving the assessed value of a farm property owned by Edward Sims Jr. Trust in Edward Sims Jr. Trust v.

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Illinois COVID Regions Map: Here's How the State Is Divided for Coronavirus ResponseIllinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Friday that three of the state's 11 regions can lift Tier 3 coronavirus mitigations effective immediately, with most of the others on track to move into the less restrictive Tier 2 in the coming days.

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Illinois House Speaker's Chief of Staff, 2 Others Test Positive for COVID-19 After InaugurationThe chief of staff for the speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives and two others tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday, one day after lawmakers were inaugurated in Springfield.

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Rantoul woman accused of driving stolen car while under influence of EcstasyPolice learned that the Jeep had been reported stolen from Rantoul earlier on Thursday. Winston admitted that she had used Ecstasy prior to driving.

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Former Greenville Postmaster Sentenced For MurderA former postmaster at the Greenville Post Office has been sentenced in St. Louis County for the murder of her sister.

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24 New COVID-19 Cases Last WeekThe Bond County Health Department reported 24 new positive COVID-19 cases Friday. That brings the total to date for Bond County to 1,854.

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COVID vaccine Illinois: Check map to see how many vaccinations in your countyFind out how many in Illinois have gotten the COVID vaccine using our interactive tracker map breaking down which residents have gotten Pfizer and Moderna doses by county.

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Main Street In Mulberry Grove Closed TuesdayStarting Tuesday, January 19, Main Street in Mulberry Grove will be closed until further notice.

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Probation for Champaign woman who admitted hitting adult, childButler punched the woman in the face, breaking bones, and hit her in the back of the head with a glass lamp, causing bleeding on her brain, Hinman said.

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National Recognition for 12 Illinois Sites Added to National Register of Historic Places in 2020SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources today announced 12 Illinois sites were added to the National Register of Historic Places during 2020, including one National Historic Landmark.

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Data shows true ‘State of the State' in IllinoisA win against COVID-19 will help Illinois' struggling economy, but it will not undo the damage from decades of mismanagement and corruption in Springfield.

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Parts of Illinois set to ease COVID-19 restrictionsOn Friday, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced COVID-19 restrictions are being eased in some regions around the state.

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Woodworth man gets 2 years for slashing another in face with knifeAssistant States Attorney Chris McCallum said Munson and the victim had both been drinking and arguing when their quarrel escalated to a physical fight.

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The Illinois GOP has an opportunity—even nowYes, they're facing a crisis of epic proportions in the post-Trump era. But don't underestimate Illinois Democrats' ability to overreach—and to ignore the dangers of trying to appeal to voters in the middle.

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Tribune's Shannon Ryan is Illinois Sportswriter of YearChicago Tribune reporter Shannon Ryan is the 2020 Illinois Sportswriter of the Year — becoming the first woman to win the National Sports Media Association award.

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Illinois Wesleyan tops Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches PollThe Titans garnered 12 of the 15 first-place votes as they maintain their top spot in the Division III rankings.

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COVID-19 and the pandemic's role in saving jobs at Halas HallWhen you peel back the curtain, COVID-19 likely had an impact on this year's Bears team as they grinded through a unique season.

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Illinois National Guard Activated To Secure State CapitolSPRINGFIELD — Illinois National Guard members will be on duty this weekend in Springfield in response to state capitols being threatened across the country.

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Friday's coronavirus updates: Region 6 could move out of Tier 3 restrictions as soon as Saturday if hospitalizations keep falling; Pritzker announces To move from Tier 2 to 1, regions must meet the exact same requirements needed to get from Tier 3 to 2 all over again....

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Illinois Trucking Association Elects New OfficersThe Illinois Trucking Association elected its 2021-2022 officers during the ITA Annual Meeting and Expo in December.

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Tom's #Mailbag, Jan. 15, 2021Overcast weather, new ice-making equipment in Danville, O'Charley's gift cards, parking spaces at the Old Farm Shops, stop sign at the railroad tracks on Cardinal Road and noises made by.

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Illinois Football: Illini look to build offensive line with offer to Lucas HeyerIllinois football needs to continue building out their offensive line. After the Illini offered Lucas Heyer a few days ago, this is clearly their focus.

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Facebook will pay more than $300 each to 1.6M Illinois users in settlementIt's a far cry from the maximum $35B Facebook might have owed, but not nothing.

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Andrew W. Miller Jr.  McLeansboro78-year-old Andrew W. Miller Jr., died Wednesday, January 13th, in McLeansboro. Andy is survived by his sister Sue Patkes of Springfield IL, sister in law LaDonna Miller of McLeansboro.

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Granny Flats Are Back. Here Are Five for SaleFor the first time since 1957, City Council has authorized new ADUs. Before the swell of construction, here are five existing units on the market.

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Rozner: Bears' concern for you not part of the dealOf course, the Bears don't care what fans think. It doesn't matter. What matters is the owner's level of competence.

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Game Preview: No. 21 Ohio State vs. No. 14 IllinoisHere is an inside look at the Buckeyes and the Fighting Illini as they prepare for a conference battle on Saturday in Champaign.

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Has Anthony Miller played his last down with the Bears?Has Bears WR Anthony Miller played his last down as a member of the Chicago Bears?

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Rantoul man found with cocaine gets 4 years in prisonHe admitted to Judge Roger Webber that on Nov. 18, he had about a half-gram of cocaine on him when Rantoul police stopped him to talk to him about a suspected theft at a nearby Walmart store.

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Here's what we know about COVID vaccine distribution and registration in IllinoisLook below for information on how to sign up for updates on your place in line for the vaccine in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, McHenry and Will counties.

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Pritzker Announces Which Illinois Regions Can Lift Tier 3 MitigationsIllinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced which Illinois regions can roll back on Tier 3 mitigations, while providing more details on the state's vaccination...

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NFC North: Lions leaning toward hiring Dam Campbell as head coachThe rebuild in Detroit is about to take its next and arguably most critical step, as multiple NFL insiders are reporting the Lions will hire New Orleans Saints assistant head coach Dan Campbell to replace Matt Patricia as head coach.

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Illinois State Capitol Windows Boarded Up as Area Braces for Potential ProtestsWindows at the Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield were seen being boarded up Friday as authorities prepare for potential protests heading into the weekend and ahead of the presidential inauguration.

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Illinois to begin next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations in 10 daysWith the first case of a more infectious variant of COVID-19 diagnosed in the state, Illinois National Guard troops and retail pharmacies will help accelerate vaccinations with a second phase of inoculations for seniors and essential workers beginning Jan.

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2021 Senior Bowl: Bears should take long look at these quarterback prospectsThe Bears won't have the benefit of coaching either roster this year, but they should have a contingent of scouts and front-office personnel on hand to evaluate the nation's top senior prospects.

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How a DuPage County couple narrowly avoided chaos at the CapitolBob and Alice Smith traveled 11½ hours from their home in DuPage County to Washington, D.C., to take part in a pro-President Donald Trump rally on Jan.

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A day of serviceHyde Park Art Center hosts Gamechangers and Name Changers, a day of video screenings, panel discussions with Black muralists and intergenerational activists, and a special presentation by the youth organizers of Village Leadership Academy, who successfully led a three year campaign to rename Douglas Park after abolitionists Anna and Frederick...

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Pritzker gives Chicago restaurants, bars some reason for hopeRevised state rules keep the indoor service ban in place for now, but reopening should move more quickly.

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Illinois caps interest rates on consumer loans at 36%The Illinois state legislature passed a bill Thursday that will impose a 36% interest rate cap on all consumer loans, including payday and car title loans.

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Post-pandemic, will we see triage for the arts?Brian Loevner thinks arts organizations should consider new ways to survive—and close.

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Lakeview Museum of Arts and Science  Peoria, ILInitial Visit: October 28th, 2012Rating: 5/5Price: Free Description: Closed but not forgotten. I don't have a ton to say about this place since most of my memories are tied to visit here as a kid during field trips.

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Best of Chicago: Vote now!Cast your ballot in our poll before voting ends at noon on February 8.

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Illinois Senators call for monument of a 1908 riot that launched the NAACPSens. Duckworth and Durbin wrote to Biden asking that the site of the 1908 Springfield race riot be designated a national monument.

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Elizabeth Margulis's ArtistBuffalo Grove's Elizabeth Margulis, the woman behind @BigHairBigCity, reveals her go-to painter.

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