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Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Feb. 08, 2023 14:42 PM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. February 2, 2023. Editorial: Mixed results from student speech survey There’s reason to be concerned about some of the responses in the UW System’s survey of student views on free speech, but we’re not convinced the results are as...

Ohio defeats Northern Illinois 82-76

Feb. 07, 2023 23:54 PM EST

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Jaylin Hunter had 19 points in Ohio's 82-76 victory against Northern Illinois on Tuesday night. Hunter had seven rebounds and five assists for the Bobcats (13-11, 5-6 Mid-American Conference). Miles Brown added 16 points while shooting 4 for 10 (3 for 4 from...

IRS urges special refund recipients to delay filing taxes

Feb. 07, 2023 17:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is recommending that taxpayers hold off on filing their tax returns for 2022 if they received a special tax refund or payment from their state last year. Last year, 19 states offered diverse programs that offered inflation relief...

Proposal advances for Indiana driving cards for immigrants

Feb. 07, 2023 15:35 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers pushed ahead for the first time on Tuesday a proposal that would allow immigrants living in the country illegally to obtain state-issued cards giving them permission to drive. A state Senate committee voted 5-4 to endorse the bill, a step that...

Illinois gun-ban incites challenges to legislative shortcuts

Feb. 07, 2023 13:52 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — For all the fanfare and the legal rigmarole of Illinois' ban on semiautomatic weapons, it might come as a surprise to learn the legislation was titled “Insurance Code-Public Adjusters.” To thousands of gun owners and merchants who filed lawsuits over...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Feb. 07, 2023 07:12 AM EST

Champaign News-Gazette. February 3, 2023. Editorial: Invest in Kids program a good way to help those in need Helping poor kids get a good education has near-universal appeal. There’s not much on which Springfield Democrats and Republican agree. ...

Minnesota-Illinois postponed for COVID-19 in Gophers program

Feb. 06, 2023 19:44 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's game at Illinois that was scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols within the Gophers' program. The announcement was made Monday by Minnesota, which didn't specify how many players would have been unable...

Laurence Msall, leader of Illinois tax watchdog group, dies

Feb. 06, 2023 06:46 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Laurence Msall, the longtime president of a nonpartisan Illinois tax and budget watchdog group and a former aide to two governors, died following complications from surgery. He was 61. Msall had been the Civic Federation's president since January 2002. He died...

Jones scores 18, Southern Illinois tops Missouri State 73-53

Feb. 05, 2023 17:29 PM EST

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Lance Jones' 18 points helped Southern Illinois defeat Missouri State 73-53 on Sunday. Jones also added four steals for the Salukis (18-7, 10-4 Missouri Valley Conference). Troy D'Amico shot 5 of 6 from the field and 4 for 4 from the line to add 15 points....

Illinois couple dies after apparent ice fishing accident

Feb. 05, 2023 14:02 PM EST

DURHAM, Ill. (AP) — A western Illinois couple died in an apparent ice fishing accident after being pulled from a farm pond by a sheriff's deputy, police said. Despite several hours of lifesaving efforts, Sean D. Chaney, 52, and his wife, Dawn A. Chaney, 50, both of LaHarpe,...