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Richardson, Oregon beat Washington 84-56, win 5th straight

Jan. 24, 2022 00:36 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Will Richardson scored 21 points as Oregon won its sixth straight game with a 84-56 victory over Washington on Sunday night. Jacob Young and Quincy Guerrier each added 12 points as the Ducks (12-6) moved up to fourth place in the Pac-12 at 5-2. Franck Kepnang...

Czinano scores 21, No. 25 Iowa women beat Illinois 82-56

Jan. 23, 2022 20:19 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Monika Czinano scored 10 of her 21 points a decisive opening run and No. 25 Iowa led by double figures for more than 34 minutes as the Hawkeyes beat Illinois 82-56 on Sunday night for their fifth consecutive win. Czinano, who shot 9 of 15 from the field,...

Defense shines as Evansville defeats Illinois St. 56-53

Jan. 23, 2022 17:46 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Shamar Givance recorded 18 points as Evansville edged past Illinois State 56-53 on Sunday. Shamar Givance made a layup for a 54-52 lead with 15 seconds left and the Purple Aces held on after Illinois State's Kendall Lewis made the first but missed the...

Chicago girl, 8, dies after being struck by stray bullet

Jan. 23, 2022 17:08 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An 8-year-old Chicago girl who was walking with her mother when she was shot in the head and killed by a gunman targeting someone else on the city’s Southwest Side has been identified. The Cook County medical examiner's office identified the victim Sunday as...

Chicago schools change COVID data tracking raising questions

Jan. 23, 2022 15:08 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's third-largest school district has quietly changed how it tracks COVID-19 in schools, renewing concerns about the accuracy and transparency of data used to make decisions during the pandemic. Chicago Public Schools officials recently acknowledged the...

In-person services resuming at Ill. driver's license offices

Jan. 23, 2022 09:12 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — There is some good news for Illinois motorists who have been waiting all month for the Secretary of State's office to resume in-person services. Secretary of State Jesse White's office said offices — including driver services facilities — that have been closed...

Tax season to get underway, most returns due April 18

Jan. 23, 2022 09:11 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Tax filing season begins Monday for people filing federal and Illinois returns. Illinois Department of Revenue Director David Harris is encouraging people to file their taxes electronically as early as possible in the tax season and to choose direct deposit for any...

Illinois group knits, crochets, sews, quilts for charities

Jan. 23, 2022 01:08 AM EST

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — In front of the TV. In waiting rooms. On planes. A group of women in Lake County has spent countless hours knitting, crocheting and, more recently, sewing and quilting to make thousands of handmade items -- hat, scarves, blankets,...

Mast scores 20 to lead Bradley past S. Illinois 70-62

Jan. 22, 2022 23:17 PM EST

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Rienk Mast had 20 points as Bradley defeated Southern Illinois 70-62 on Saturday night. Terry Roberts had 18 points, seven assists, six rebounds and three blocks for Bradley (10-10, 4-4 Missouri Valley Conference). Ville Tahvanainen added 13 points. Malevy Leons...

Holden scores 38 to carry Wright St. past UIC 97-81

Jan. 22, 2022 23:15 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Tanner Holden had a career-high 38 points as Wright State topped Illinois-Chicago 97-81 on Saturday night. Holden made 10 of 11 free throws. He added seven rebounds. Trey Calvin had 23 points for Wright State (11-8, 8-2 Horizon League). Tim Finke added...