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Illinois police seeking tips on missing ISU graduate student

Sep. 21, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Police investigating the disappearance of an Illinois State University graduate student are asking the public for tips as the search for the young man continues nearly a month after he vanished. Jelani Day, 25, was last seen Aug. 24. His family...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Sep. 21, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

Bloomington Pantagraph. September 18, 2021. Editorial: Positive signs at signing The presence of elected Republicans beside Gov. J.B. Pritzker as a bill signing this week shows sometimes politicians can put people over party. ...

Irish QB Jack Coan preps for rugged reunion vs Badgers

Sep. 21, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jack Coan admits it is going to be a little strange this Saturday when No. 12 Notre Dame takes on his old team, No. 18 Wisconsin, at Chicago’s Soldier Field. “It’s definitely going to be weird,” the 22-year-old grad transfer quarterback...

Texas doctor who defied state's new abortion ban is sued

Sep. 20, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A San Antonio doctor who said he performed an abortion in defiance of a new Texas law all but dared supporters of the state's near-total ban on the procedure to try making an early example of him by filing a lawsuit — and by Monday, two people obliged. ...

Supporters: School cut coach because of same-sex marriage

Sep. 20, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

LISLE, Ill. (AP) — A Catholic school in suburban Chicago rescinded a job offer to a coach after learning that she was in a same-sex marriage, the woman's supporters claim. About 40 alumni, parents and students met outside Benet Academy in Lisle on Monday to support the...

Fire leaves historic church in ruins in south Chicago suburb

Sep. 20, 2021 20:39 PM EDT

BEECHER, Ill. (AP) — A weekend fire destroyed a historic church in Chicago's far southern suburbs that had appeared in the 2002 film “Road to Perdition.” Officials said nearly a dozen fire departments responded to Sunday's fire in the Will County village of Beecher,...

Chicago mayor pitches $500 monthly payments to poor families

Sep. 20, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot pitched a pilot program Monday giving $500 monthly payments to 5,000 low-income households, part of the city's proposed $16.7 billion spending plan that relies on an infusion of federal relief funds to close budget gaps for several years. ...

Stingy Wisconsin defense readies for Coan, Fighting Irish

Sep. 20, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin ranks second in the nation in total defense. The Badgers believe they still have plenty of room to improve on that side of the ball. The next step is getting the ball back by producing turnovers rather than forcing punts. ...

Fields might get chance to start for Bears with Dalton hurt

Sep. 20, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Whether they want to or not, the Chicago Bears just might have to go with rookie Justin Fields. Coach Matt Nagy said Monday that the team had ruled out a torn ACL for quarterback Andy Dalton, and it was awaiting more test results on his left...

Hate crime charged after Black woman says man spit at her

Sep. 20, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

OAK PARK, Ill. (AP) — A 53-year-old man has been arrested on a felony hate crime charge after he allegedly hurled racial slurs and spit on a Black woman and her daughter before striking their vehicle with his own car outside a suburban Chicago grocery store, prosecutors said. ...