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SPRINGFIELD – The latest draft of a new congressional district map for Illinois met with much of the same criticism as the first draft during a House committee hearing Tuesday.

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WASHINGTON — Kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine may be getting closer as government advisers on Tuesday began deliberating whether there’s enough evidence that the shots are safe and effective for 5- to 11-year-olds.

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As Halloween approaches, Effingham City Police Lt. Andy Warner said it’s a two-way street when it comes to safety. Both drivers and children should stay alert and pay attention to their surroundings.

In 1787, the first of the Federalist Papers, a series of essays calling for ratification of the United States Constitution, was published.

Negotiations between Illinois’ largest public employee union and Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration will resume through an outside arbitrator after the two sides couldn’t come to terms on an order requiring workers at congregate care facilities to either get vaccinated against COVID-19 or b…

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WASHINGTON — The Democrats’ idea for a new billionaires’ tax to help pay for President Joe Biden’s social services and climate change plan has quickly run into criticism as too cumbersome, with some lawmakers preferring the original plan of simply raising the top tax rates on corporations an…

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LOS ANGELES — Alec Baldwin the actor, who pulled the trigger on a prop gun while filming “Rust” in New Mexico and unwittingly killed a cinematographer and injured a director, likely won’t be held criminally or civilly liable for the tragedy.

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WASHINGTON — In March, as claims about the dangers and ineffectiveness of coronavirus vaccines spun across social media and undermined attempts to stop the spread of the virus, some Facebook employees thought they had found a way to help.

SPRINGFIELD — A number of Illinois state parks, state fish and wildlife areas, state conservation areas and state recreation areas will be open to youth waterfowl hunting during the 2021 North Zone Youth Waterfowl Hunt, Central Zone Youth Waterfowl Hunt, South Central Zone Youth Waterfowl Hu…

A Hidalgo man charged with possessing over 100 grams of methamphetamine, a Class X felony, pleaded guilty in Effingham County Circuit Court Monday to a lesser charge.

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On Aug. 22, at approximately 11:15 a.m., the Effingham Police Department was dispatched to the 200 block of Lakewood Manor Drive for an unresponsive subject.

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Moderna said Monday that a low dose of its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and appears to work in 6- to 11-year-olds, as the manufacturer joins its rival Pfizer in moving toward expanding shots to children.

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After more than a year of fits and starts, Buckin’ for Wishes returned Sunday to the Effingham County Fairgrounds in Altamont to provide the yearly meeting of mud, sweat and hope.

Today is Monday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2021. There are 67 days left in the year.

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WASHINGTON — Deadline driven, President Joe Biden brought two pivotal senators to his Delaware home Sunday for talks aimed at resolving the disputes that have stymied the Democrats’ wide-ranging social safety net and environmental measure at the core of his domestic agenda.

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CHICAGO — Illinois Democrats have unveiled updated congressional maps that propose a second Latino-leaning Chicago area district and could mean primary matchups for two Democratic incumbents in the suburbs and in two other races featuring Republican incumbents.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A crew member says she has raised safety concerns in the past about the assistant director who authorities say unwittingly handed actor Alec Baldwin the prop gun that killed a cinematographer on a film set.

Today is Saturday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2021. There are 69 days left in the year.

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Local school superintendents are asking the Illinois State Board of Education to give them greater control over their affairs in light of state mandates in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker announced an executive order Friday that will add day care personnel to the list of professions that must either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing.

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The Teutopolis Unit 50 school board approved a bid this week to install an exterior drainage system at the junior high school.

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