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UT Martin forces late INTs to beat Missouri State 32-31

Nov. 27, 2021 20:23 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Dresser Winn threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Donnell Williams with 3:36 remaining, and UT Martin forced a pair of late interceptions to beat Missouri State 32-31 on Saturday night in the first round of the Football Championship Series playoffs. ...

State enforces parking for disabled people during holidays

Nov. 27, 2021 08:33 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Secretary of State’s office has begun stepped-up enforcement during the holiday season of parking spaces reserved for people with disabilities. Secretary of State police conducted sting operations at shopping malls in Schaumburg,...

Springfield parents file lawsuit over school mask mandate

Nov. 25, 2021 14:42 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Six parents have filed a lawsuit alleging that Springfield Public Schools doesn't have the authority to require masks. The Springfield News-Leader reports that the parents argue that the mask mandate in place since August is a legal overreach...

No holiday lights for Capitol Dome. Again

Nov. 25, 2021 11:14 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Capitol dome in Springfield will be without holiday lights for the third straight year. The same structural issue that kept workers from hanging some 1,300 lights from the state Capitol dome in 2019 and again last year has not been...

Man pleads guilty to role in drug transport conspiracy

Nov. 25, 2021 10:32 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to his role in a conspiracy to transport drugs and cash using secret compartments inside tractor trailers. Jamil Roman, 44, of Chicopee, was indicted in 2016. He pleaded guilty on Tuesday in federal court in Springfield to...

Holiday evening tours are back at Frank Lloyd Wright home

Nov. 25, 2021 09:20 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The city's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home has announced its holiday schedule. Evening tours of the Dana-Thomas State Historic Site in downtown Springfield are planned for Wednesdays and Saturdays from Nov. 27 to Dec. 8. ...

Tuesday's Scores

Nov. 24, 2021 00:59 AM EST

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= ALAH 68, Sullivan 46 Altamont 61, Pana 54 Andrew 64, Chicago (Perspectives/Calumet Technology) 58 Aurora (East) 54, Westinghouse 50 Aurora (West Aurora) 55, DeKalb 52...

Missouri audit: Ex-county official skirted transparency

Nov. 23, 2021 14:58 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri county commissioner plotted ways to skirt open meeting rules and tried to get a county employee to do work for his political action committee, according to a state audit report released Tuesday. The Missouri Auditor's Office...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Nov. 23, 2021 12:18 PM EST

Chicago Tribune. November 22, 2021. Editorial: A cool glass of Lake Michigan water. Cheap for some, irrationally expensive for others. How long can you go without water before your blood begins to boil? Can you last a day without showering, water for...

Monday's Scores

Nov. 23, 2021 00:28 AM EST

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Addison Trail 64, Aurora Central Catholic 40 Andrew 95, Shepard 52 Aurora Math-Science 46, Alden-Hebron 31 Barrington 61, Belvidere North 33 Batavia 68,...