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   Iroquois West's Grace Schroeder was named to the 2016-17 Associated Press Class 2A All-State Second Team in girls basketball, the Illinois High School Association announced Thursday. 

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   Shawn Poppie had a lot of success with the Cissna Park High School basketball team. He had a lot of success as a member of Limestone College’s basketball team.

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   When a team with a 17-9 record is facing a team with an 11-18 mark, there is an assumption which team will win. 

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  Two of the most energizing plays in a basketball game are a slam dunk and a 3-pointer swishing through the net.

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    Donovan High School scored 10 of the last 12 points of Tuesday's Regional quarterfinal boys basketball game against Milford. They scored 16 to Milford's seven in the fourth quarter.

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say a second man has been charged in a shooting captured on video that killed two people, including a toddler, and wounded a pregnant woman.

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CHICAGO (AP) — A baby girl has died about five months after she was born prematurely when her mother was killed in a drive-by shooting in Chicago.

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DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Debbie Rohde wants what any parent does for their children: a secure future.

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials have discovered a devastating fungus that can kill popular landscape shrubbery.

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MAKANDA, Ill. (AP) — Unseasonably warm weather in southern Illinois this winter is putting a dent in maple syrup production.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police issued a statement Friday about a scam being reported to them.

    The Watseka Police Department is wanting to inform the citizens of Watseka of reports of a suspicious person that has been reported several times in the Watseka area. Citizens have reporte…

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 Police have caught Christian Walder, who escaped from the Iroquois County Jail last night.

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    Bond was set yesterday for a Savoy man arrested in connection with the Dec. 28 armed robbery of the Gilman McDonald’s. 

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Three men have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery that happened at the Gilman McDonald's restaurant Dec. 28 and an attempted armed robbery that occurred in the early morning hou…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday:

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ALGOOD, Tenn. (AP) — As Republican Gov. Bill Haslam takes his proposal to boost transportation funding on the road, there is a growing call for his plan to include greater tax break for middle-class Tennessee drivers who pay more at the pump.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Changes announced in corporate dividends Feb. 20-Feb. 24.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Wholesale cash prices Friday.

New Castle's Terry Grosetti stays true to core values

When it’s difficult to fit your job title on a business card, that immediately suggests you have an unusual job. I was the Manager of University-Owned Small Residences at Cornell University and that was the most challenging job of my entire career. The small residences I managed were university-owned fraternities, sororities and cooperatives.

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Dr. Tracy Vitale was nominated for the ATHENA Leadership Award for her community contributions and role as mentor

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Health teacher innovates to educate

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The American Cancer Society event's participants raised more than $319K

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DIETRICH, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho judge has sentenced a high school football player to three years of probation and 300 hours of community service after prosecutors said he took part in a brutal locker room assault on a black football player in a small Idaho town.

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The United States Embassy in Guatemala says the U.S. government will seek the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice-President Roxana Baldetti and ex-Interior Minister Hector Mauricio Lopez Bonilla on drug trafficking charges.