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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Don…

SPRINGFIELD — A group of Commonwealth Edison ratepayers asked a federal judge Monday to force the utility company, House Speaker Michael Madigan and others to pay “at least” $450 million to be split among all those affected by an alleged extortion scandal.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party's presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Don…

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EFFINGHAM — Anna Mae Feldhake was returning from classes at Lake Land College when she was taken hostage in her vehicle by two escaped convicts who were fleeing police after fatally shooting Illinois State Police trooper Layton Davis on March 18, 1976, during a traffic stop on Interstate 57 …

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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Monday announced 1,319 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 1 additional confirmed death – a Cumberland County woman in her 90s.

Today is Monday, Aug. 10, the 223rd day of 2020. There are 143 days left in the year.

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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump’s end run around Congress on coronavirus relief is raising questions about whether it would give Americans the economic lifeline he claims and appears certain to face legal challenges. Democrats called it a pre-election ploy that would burden cash-s…

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Effingham County Health Department received notice of three new positive cases of COVID-19 Friday. A male younger than 1 year old and a female less than 10 years old have had contact with persons testing positive for COVID. A male in his 20s has had no known contact with a positive case. All…

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ROME — With confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hitting 5 million Sunday, by far the highest of any country, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe.

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EFFINGHAM — The Effingham Park Board has annexed into the park district properties on the north end of Effingham, following suit with the city.

Today is Saturday, Aug. 8, the 221st day of 2020. There are 145 days left in the year.

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EFFINGHAM — The owners of the Village Square Mall will now be responsible for repairs at the shopping center.

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STURGIS, S.D. — Thousands of bikers poured into the small South Dakota city of Sturgis on Friday as the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally rumbled to life despite fears it could lead to a massive coronavirus outbreak.

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WASHINGTON — A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive collapsing Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money ended in disappointment on Friday, making it increasingly likely that Washington gridlock will mean more hardship for millions of people who are losing enhanced jobless benefi…

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NEW YORK — New York’s attorney general sued the National Rifle Association on Thursday, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over claims that top executives illegally diverted tens of millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts for associ…

Today is Friday, Aug. 7, the 220th day of 2020. There are 146 days left in the year.

SPRINGFIELD — After a Logan County judge ruled Monday that the Illinois Department of Corrections must accept transfers from county jails, the state filed court documents aiming to reverse the temporary order.

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Effingham County Health Department received notice of 11 new positive cases of COVID-19 Wednesday. Two males in their teens, a male in his 40s, a male in his 60s, and a female in her 70s have had contact with persons testing positive for COVID. A female and male in their teens, a male in his…

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An unemployed makeup artist with two toddlers and a disabled husband needs help with food and rent. A hotel manager says his unemployment has deepened his anxiety and kept him awake at night. A dental hygienist, pregnant with her third child, is struggling to afford diapers and formula.

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New York's attorney general sued the National Rifle Association on Thursday, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over allegations that high-ranking executives diverted millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts for associates and other …

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Already smashing records, this year’s hyperactive Atlantic hurricane season is about to get even nastier, forecasters predict. In the coming months, they expect to run out of traditional hurricane names and see about twice as much storm activity as a normal year.

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Effingham County Health Department received notice of eight new positive cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Tuesday. A male in his teens, a female in her 20s, two females in their 30s, a female in her 50s and two females in their 70s have had contact with persons testing positive for CO…

SPRINGFIELD – The state of Illinois is about to invest $40 million into developing an inland river port that officials hope will produce thousands of new jobs and turn the small town of Cairo into a major shipping hub.

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 5, the 218th day of 2020. There are 148 days left in the year.

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SPRINGFIELD – The novel coronavirus is worse in southern Illinois than it is in the Chicago area, and college parties thrown by returning students risk exacerbating the spread of COVID-19, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said at an appearance at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale Tuesday.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed legislation Tuesday that will devote nearly $3 billion a year to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands following its overwhelming approval by both parties in Congress.

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