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Students at Clifton Central High School recently performed their fall play. Although the performance could not be viewed in person, a recorded production was put together and posted on YouTube for viewers to enjoy.

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a car vs deer accident Nov. 18 on County Road 2900 North near 1800 East. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Paul A. Carpenter, 51, Watseka, was traveling east on 2900 North when a deer entered the roadway. Carpenter was unable to av…

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“Who would have ever thought at an assisted living center of all places I’d find my soulmate.” That’s what Mary Tuminello had to say about the person she’d spent nearly the last five years of her life with.

The Board of Education of Crescent-Iroquois Community Unit District #249 met Nov. 16 in the Crescent City Grade School gym. The meeting was called to order around 7 p.m. by board president Steve Massey, who led the Pledge of Allegiance. Secretary Jody Niebuhr took roll call with the followin…

Nov. 10, 2020

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Since 1984, Jody Munsterman taught her fifth grade students at Crescent City Grade School about the election process by hosting a mock US presidential election. The election is the conclusion of a month-long unit of social studies.

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration's pledge to start shipping COVID-19 vaccines "within 24 hours" of a green light from the Food and Drug Administration will lead to a multi-step scramble during the time between authorization and the first shots going into arms. Any thumbs-up from the FDA would kick-start the distribution of 6.4 million vaccine doses among 64 states, territories and major ...

LOS ANGELES — A dozen bleary-eyed children bundled in sweaters, jackets and knit caps trickle into the motel carport, taking seats at metal desks evenly spaced atop the gasoline-stained concrete. Diagrams of the alphabet and solar system are taped to the beige stucco wall. "How are we feeling today?" a tutor asks two little boys as they take their seats. "Sleepy?" The younger boy nods yes as ...

Next year's redistricting landscape is, at best, a mixed bag for good-governance advocates. Although the mapmaking process has become fairer and less politicized in a handful of states over the past decade, partisan gerrymandering will still have a profound impact on representation across most of the country. Democrats had high hopes of taking back enough power in state legislatures to have ...

PHILADELPHIA — Los abogados de inmigracion lo llaman la "politica de no dejar espacios en blanco". En 2019, la administracion Trump impuso una regla que requiere que los inmigrantes que buscan asilo u otro tipo de ayuda humanitaria completen todos los espacios en la solicitud, incluso si la pregunta no se aplica a ellos. Si dejan un espacio vacio, digamos, no escriben un segundo nombre porque ...