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Weather Service: Storms sparked at least 6 Illinois twisters

Jan. 04, 2023 11:33 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Severe weather that swept Illinois on Tuesday produced at least six tornadoes, the largest number of rare January tornadoes recorded in the state since 1989, the National Weather Service said. Five of the tornadoes occurred in central Illinois in or around the city...

Texas high school basketball rankings

Nov. 28, 2022 21:32 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings for the week of Nov. 21: GIRLS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. South Grand Prairie, 6-3; 2. Pearland, 13-1; 3. Humble Summer Creek, 11-1; 4. SA Northside Clark, 9-3; 5. Coppell,...

Texas high school basketball rankings

Nov. 22, 2022 12:45 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings for the week of Nov. 21: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Richardson Lake Highlands, 2-1; 2. Arlington Martin, 2-0; 3. North Crowley, 7-0; 4. Richardson, 4-2; 5. SA Northside...

Report: Alabama mayor offers Airbnb despite city rental ban

Nov. 16, 2022 15:07 PM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama mayor said he will have to “man up” and deal with the blowback after a newspaper reported he was operating an Airbnb at his home despite a city ordinance that prohibits such short-term rentals. Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling told the Decatur Daily he...

Illinois sailor who died in Pearl Harbor attack laid to rest

Nov. 16, 2022 11:44 AM EST

BEECHER CITY, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois sailor who died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has been laid to rest in his home state more than 80 years after his death. U.S. Navy Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Keith Tipsword was buried Tuesday alongside his parents and other...

Democratic US Rep. Sean Casten retains Illinois seat

Nov. 09, 2022 01:49 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic Rep. Sean Casten defeated Republican Keith Pekau in the U.S. House race for Illinois’ 6th district, retaining the seat for a third term and helping Democrats striving to maintain control of Congress. The district is just west of Chicago. ...