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Insurer Nationwide cutting 1,100 jobs

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nationwide intends to eliminate the jobs of about 1,100 employees across the country — around 3.6 percent of its workforce.

Parkland volleyball's Hastings receives Hall of Fame nod

CHAMPAIGN — Parkland volleyball has experienced tremendous success under coach Cliff Hastings.

Now, Hastings will be recognized for his work on the court. The veteran Parkland coach will be inducted into the NJCAA Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame today, the league's governing body announced on Tuesday.

Area history, Nov. 14, 2018

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1918, Champaign High School presented a pageant chronicling the 100-year history of Illinois. Meanwhile, the city of Homer celebrated the end of The Great War with a bonfire.

Tolono man who got 45 years on federal sex charges gets 5 more in state case

URBANA — A Tolono man sentenced last week to 45 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting three girls has pleaded guilty to molesting a fourth girl in a state case.

Joshua E. Lange, 40, was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday before Champaign County Judge Heidi Ladd to a single count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Street closures listing

Here is a list of street closures and road construction in East Central Illinois, provided by public works offices (If your public works department wants to send one, submit it via email to

Final area girls' golf leaders: Nov. 13, 2018

Name, School Rnds Avg.

Bowie, STM 27 37.9

McCoy, Central 11 40.4

Stringer, Monticello 19 43.0

Mi. Kirby, STM 26 43.6

Ring, Tuscola 10 44.3

Sherrick, Centennial 18 44.9

Long, Monticello 19 45.2

Spangler, GCMS 17 45.3

Ma. Kirby, STM 27 45.5

Miller, STM 27 45.5

Moody, GCMS 17 45.5

Schroeder, Watseka 10 45.5

Area history, Nov. 13, 2018

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Editorial | Pritzker eager to take the helm

Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker's grand legislative ambitions are at odds with Illinois' limited financial means.

Triumphant Democrat J.B. Pritzker celebrated a smashing victory in last week's gubernatorial election with an animated speech in which he promised to "overcome our biggest challenges" with bold and dramatic policy changes.

Three area teams left running toward state

Here's what you need to know about Saturday's three state semifinal games involving area prep football teams:

Class 3A

(2) Carlinville (12-0) at (1) Monticello (12-0)

2 p.m., Saturday

Area history, Nov. 12, 2018

Today is Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1918, with The Great War coming to an end, Local Fuel Administrator A.D. Mulliken announced the end of "lightless nights" in Champaign County since there would no longer be a shortage of coal for the upcoming winter.