The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 30 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). A county enters a warning level when two or more COVID-19 risk indicators that measure the amount of COVID-19 increase.

Oakwood compiled a 189, edging Judah Christian (193) and Hoopeston Area (214) in a triangular match at Harrison Park Golf Course. Travis Goodner shot a 44 to lead Oakwood, while teammates Reed Sperry (46), Case Kopaz (49) and Kyle McFarland (50) weren’t far behind. Judah Christian’s Caleb Mc…

Hoopeston Rotary President Julie Stump (right) presents the 2020 Rotary Scholarship to Asti Scharlach (left) in front of the Rotary Club’s area at McFerren Park in Hoopeston Sept. 5. Scharlach is a Hoopeston Area High School graduate and is currently majoring in nursing at Indiana State University.

Petition packets for candidates who wish to run for School Board or Regional Board of School Trustees in the Consolidated Election to be held April 6 will be available in the Vermilion County Clerk’s Office on Sept. 22.

In Larry McMurtry’s Terms of Endearment, there is a powerful scene when young Tommy and his mother, Emma, who have not been getting along well, are saying good-bye. Emma is dying, and the boy is tense and awkward as he hugs her.

A closely-contested nine-hole quadrangular at Hubbard Trail Country Club went in favor of Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda, which staved off Westville, Hoopeston Area and Fisher by a 210-212-215-22…

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After a pair of dominating performances at regionals and sectionals, Hoopeston Area High School sophomore wrestler returned to the Illinois High School Association State Finals last week.

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Equifax... Uber... Target... Under Armour.... The list of data hacks keeps growing and growing, increasing the odds that someone will steal your identity. Last year, this digital epidemic affected 14.4 million Americans. But the more you know, the better you can protect yourself.

We conducted an exclusive MoneyTips Google survey in 2018 to see how much people knew about identity theft and the credit bureaus. Do you know all the answers?

We asked people if they knew which data hack was the largest.

A whopping 9 out of 10 didn't know or chose incorrectly. Reader, care to guess, before we reveal the answer?

Using weighted averages, more than half of us (50.9%) admitted that they had no idea which hack was the worst of the century. More than 1 in 3 (34.4%) guessed the

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With summer ending, the end of the year will be around before you have time to figure out whether it is better to finally take down the Christmas lights or, at this point, just leave them up. That makes it a good time to look ahead on your taxes, as well as a few other financial chores.

The first step is to check your taxes, to make sure that you are not giving Uncle Sam a tax-free loan until next April 15. On the other hand, if you use your tax refund as a kind of payroll savings plan to pay off holiday bills or finance your next vacation, make sure that your refund amount is on track.

Go to the withholding calculator on the IRS website. You will need your latest paycheck stub (as well as your spouse's, if filing jointly) and a copy of last year's return. Use that as a guide for estimating your

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By Roshni Chowdhry, head of customer experience at SafetyNet

Of the roughly 17 million Americans currently enrolled in college, 74 percent qualify as what we used to call "nontraditional" students:

  • One in five is 30 years or older.
  • About half don't rely on their parents for money.
  • One quarter are caring for a child.
  • 47 percent attend college part time at some point.
  • 25 percent took a year off between high school and college.
  • 44 percent have parents without a bachelor's degree.

In other words, if you're a college student today, there's a good chance you're not the Hollywood stereotype of an 18-year-old on your own for the first time. Still, whether it's your first year o...

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With the school season starting again, education is job number one for students and parents alike. A proper education includes an education in personal finance, and one of the best ways to start is to learn how to protect yourself against scams.

You can and should learn fast, too, because scams can become more common during the back-to-school buying season. Here are some practical suggestions on how to avoid credit and debit card fraudsters:

  • Only patronize known retailers.

  • Avoid jackpot online deals that offer items like $3,000 laptops for $400. These are often scams.

  • "Good PC hygiene" cannot be overstated for every handheld device, laptop, and phone. Anti-virus and anti-malware programs are key to staying safer online.

  • Avoid pooling or sharing credit card information in a dorm setting. There is no reason for students to share...

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Whether you are sending your kids off to kindergarten or to college, back-to-school time means a serious dent in your wallet. With some planning, however, you can limit the size of that dent. Here are some helpful hints:

  • Set A Budget – As with any shopping run, if you do not make a list and do not have a budget, you are very likely to spend more than you intended. Research prices online or in stores before you start.

    Use the budget as an opportunity to discuss priorities with your kids – if they want a particularly expensive or trendy backpack or shoes, they can help decide where the money can be saved in other supplies to pay for their indulgence.

  • Track Sales Early – Back-To-School sales certainly help, but if you keep an eye out for extraordinary deals on basic supplies during off-seasons and clearances you can save significant...

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There is an old joke that asks, How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and assisted living communities across the country that provide care to approximately five million people each year, has called on Congress to ensure dedicated funding and priority attention is given to long-term care residents and caregivers.

The world is perilous enough for the average senior citizen without a highly contagious, potentially deadly new virus causing a global outbreak of disease.

After four agonizing months with virtually no games to watch, a sports fan’s plate is now full with Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League all returning in late July or early August.

Angela Ballard knows sweat. She is an educator and advocate of hyperhidrosis, in which the sweat glands produce more sweat than usual. She’s also a wife and mother.