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Today in History

By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2018. There are 19 days left in the year. There are 19 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Dec. 12, 2000, George W. Bush became president-elect as a divided U.S. Supreme Court reversed a state court decision for…

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Today in History

By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, Dec. 11, the 345th day of 2018. There are 20 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 11, 1972, Apollo 17’s lunar module landed on the moon with astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt aboard; they became the last two men to date to…

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Glenn Beck gives $50K to Lincoln artifacts debt

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Media personality and political commentator Glenn Beck is pitching in to keep a trove of artifacts related to Abraham Lincoln in the 16th president’s hometown. Beck’s charity, Mercury One, has donated $50,000 toward a $9.2 million debt owed for a collection of 1,400 artifacts purchased a decade ago for the Abraham…

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Goldman, dominant defense leads Bears over Rams 15-6

by ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears harassed Jared Goff and squashed the Los Angeles Rams’ high-powered offense while shuffling their way to a surprising victory over the team that came in with the NFL’s best record. In a season of huge strides, this might be their biggest one yet. Eddie…

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Tatar’s late goal lifts Canadiens over Blackhawks

by MATT CARLSON, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens weren’t pleased with how they played Sunday. They were just happy to get a win. Tomas Tatar scored the tiebreaking goal on a deflection with 1:17 left in the third period and the Canadiens beat the Blackhawks 3-2 for their third straight win. Max Domi…

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Officer fatally shoots man driving car that struck 2

PALATINE, Ill. (AP) — Police in suburban Chicago say an officer shot and killed a man who struck the officer and another person with a vehicle. Police in Palatine say officers investigating a reported homicide were standing outside talking to a local resident about 2 a.m. Sunday when the speeding vehicle was driven from a…

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Blockton sets mark, Marquette women top Northwestern 76-57

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Allazia Blockton scored 21 points and became Marquette’s all-time leading scorer in the No. 18 Golden Eagles’ 76-57 win over Northwestern on Sunday. Blockton’s layup at 4:18 of the fourth quarter gave her 1,942 points. After passing Krystal Ellis (2009), she added four more points. Natisha Hiedeman added 17 points, 15…

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Illinois county gains $10M detaining undocumented immigrants

WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) — A northwest Illinois county’s decades-old deal with the federal government to detain immigrants living in the country illegally will bring in $10 million this year, according to records. McHenry County entered into the bed-rental program with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the early 2000s after the federal government agreed…

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State should disclose inmate-death records: Access counselor

by JOHN O’CONNOR, AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner’s corrections agency has refused to release public records about a prison altercation that led to the homicide of a 65-year-old inmate and forced the paid suspension of at least four correctional officers. The state’s public access counselor in the Democratic attorney general’s office…

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New U of Illinois center to focus on autonomous technology

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is creating a new center to focus on autonomous technology such as self-driving cars and robotic assistants. The university has allocated $2.1 million for the Center for Autonomy. The College of Engineering is providing another $2.1 million to recruit new robotics faculty. Professor Geir Dullerud is…

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Hot shooting propels Ole Miss past Illinois State 81-74

by KIRK WESSLER, Associated Press NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — It took Mississippi until the end of February to win a true road game last season. This season, it took less than a month. The Rebels guards took turns dominating the game Saturday night, and Ole Miss defeated Missouri Valley Conference contender Illinois State 81-74. “That’s a…

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Eastern Illinois roars back to beat Western Illinois, 76-65

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Josiah Wallace scored 18 points and Eastern Illinois came from nine points down at halftime to beat Western Illinois for the second time this season, 76-65 on Saturday night. Eastern Illinois now has won back-to-back games after a three-game losing streak. Keshon Montague hit a 3-pointer in the final minute of…

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