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Harriet Harris, 99, of Pekin, Ill., waits her turn during early voting at the Tremont Community Center in Peoria, Ill., Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Harris has voted in every presidential election since 1944. This year was the first time the lifelong Republican cast a ballot for a Democratic presidential candidate. (David Zalaznik/Journal Star via AP)

Illinois woman, 99, has voted every election since 1944

Oct. 25, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

PEKIN, Ill. (AP) — A 99-year-old central Illinois woman has voted in every presidential election since 1944, casting her latest ballot on Friday. Harriet Harris of Pekin cast an early ballot after driving herself to a community center in Tremont. A few election workers and voters clapped when she was...

Authorities: 3 teenagers dead in southern Illinois car crash

Oct. 25, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

Three teenagers died and three others were injured in a car crash early Sunday in southern Illinois, according to Illinois State Police. The crash happened just before 3 a.m. in Johnson County. Authorities said six teenagers were in a black Ford traveling westbound when the vehicle ran off the road and struck a...

during the == inning in Game 4 of the baseball World Series Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. Rays defeated the Dodgers 8-7 to tie the series 2-2 games. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Rays' rally joins Buckner, Bevens among wild Series endings

Oct. 25, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — It was improbable enough that little-known Brett Phillips would get the big hit for Tampa Bay against Dodgers All-Star closer Kenley Jansen. What followed was outright inconceivable. Phillips’ tying single with two outs in the ninth inning turned into a game-ending hit when...

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, Dodeye Ewa, 16 year old study at the family library in Calabar, Nigeria. The third child is bothered by President Donald Trump's rhetoric and his policies toward international students, most recently one announced Friday that limits their stays in the U.S. to two or four years with uncertainty about whether their visas will be extended. (AP Photo/Daniel H Williams )

Foreign students show less zeal for US since Trump took over

Oct. 25, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — On a recruiting trip to India’s tech hub of Bangalore, Alan Cramb, the president of a reputable Chicago university, answered questions not just about dorms or tuition but also American work visas. The session with parents fell in the chaotic first months of Donald Trump’s...

Illinois reports more than 4,000 new confirmed virus cases

Oct. 25, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois reported more than 4,000 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 24 deaths, health officials said Sunday. The state’s Department of Public Health reported a 6.1% positive test rate over the past seven days. Labs reported 72,097 tests over 24 hours with 4,062 positive cases. ...

Man charged after fatal police-involved shooting in Chicago

Oct. 25, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 25-year-old man arrested after a fatal police shooting in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood has been charged in connection with another shooting that drew officers to the scene. Saul Zaragoza faces attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and unlawful...

Carlinville city council to choose acting mayor

Oct. 25, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

CARLINVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Carlinville officials will choose an acting leader this week after the central Illinois city's mayor died this month. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reported that the city's council is set to choose an acting mayor from among its eight members on Thursday. City...

Northwestern quarterback Peyton Ramsey, left, looks to throw a pass against Maryland during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Ramsey, Anderson lead way, Northwestern pounds Terps 43-3

Oct. 25, 2020 2:23 AM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Peyton Ramsey sure seemed comfortable in his new surroundings. Northwestern looked like a team out to prove its struggles last season were nothing more than an unpleasant aberration. It all added up to one lopsided victory and a milestone for coach Pat Fitzgerald. Ramsey threw for 212...

People hold signs during a protest rally for Marcellis Stinnette who was killed by Waukegan Police last Tuesday in Waukegan, Ill., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Stinnette was killed and his girlfriend and mother of his child, Tafara Williams, was wounded when a police officer in Waukegan opened fire Tuesday night after police said Williams' vehicle started rolling toward the officer following a traffic stop. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP)

Black woman shot by officer seeks justice from hospital bed

Oct. 25, 2020 12:36 AM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A Black woman who was shot and wounded inside a vehicle by a police officer who also fatally shot her 19-year-old boyfriend on Satuday told about 200 people gathered at an emotional rally in suburban Chicago that she's fighting “to be strong" for her son. The protest in...

A policeman checks documents of a driver at central Syntagma square in Athens, Greece, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Greece's government has imposed a nightly curfew in greater Athens and other areas with high infection rates as well as a mask requirement. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

The Latest: New outbreak delays easing of rules in Melbourne

Oct. 24, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — A COVID-19 outbreak in the north of Melbourne has led health authorities in Australia’s Victoria state to hold off on any further easing of restrictions in the beleaguered city. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews withheld any announcement on an easing on Sunday as the state...