UPDATED: Pedestrian killed in Oakland

New 4:48 p.m. Monday:

OAKLAND — The Coles County coroner has identified the victim in an apparent hit-and-run over the weekend in Oakland.

Coroner Ed Schniers said Monday that 42-year-old Michael Hoskinson died about 6:40 a.m. Sunday. Mr. Hoskinson was found lying on Danville Road at East Blevins Street about 25 minutes earlier.

PODCAST: Reporter Matt Hopf on Lovelace trial

PODCAST: Reporter Matt Hopf on Lovelace trial: Play now!

Quincy Herald-Whig reporter Matt Hopf looks into the re-trial of Curtis Lovelace, accused of murdering his wife in 2006.


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Illini giving away free student tickets

Need a ticket to Wednesday night's regular-season finale between Illinois and Michigan State — and you're a University of Illinois student? You're in luck.

The athletic department announced Monday that all UI students will have access to free tickets to the game against the Spartans.

U.N. issues list of 12 most dangerous bacteria

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization has issued a list of the top dozen bacteria most dangerous to humans, warning that doctors are fast running out of treatment options.

02-27-17 Monday Morning Quarterbacks

02-27-17 Monday Morning Quarterbacks: Play now!

02-27-17 Monday Morning Quarterbacks.  Jim Turpin (Birthday Boy) and Loren Tate are the Monday Morning Quarterbacks after Illini wins at Nebraska.


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Parking near Wrigley Field to get more expensive

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are raising ticket prices to get into Wrigley Field and now the city is raising the price to park nearby.

Philippine militants release video of German's beheading

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines released a video showing the beheading of a German hostage in the first sign the brutal Filipino militants carried out a threat to kill him after a ransom deadline lapsed over the weekend.

Iraqi troops push deeper into western Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul on Monday, gaining control of a neighborhood along the Tigris River and the foot of one of the city's five bridges amid intense clashes with Islamic State militants, a senior Iraqi police commander said.

Authorities say Herrin deaths were murder-suicide

HERRIN (AP) — Authorities say they believe the shootings deaths of two people in the southern Illinois community of Herrin was a murder-suicide.

Poll: U.S. teens disillusioned, divided by politics

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In the days after President Donald Trump's election, thousands of teenagers across the nation walked out of class in protest. Others rallied to his defense.

It was an unusual show of political engagement from future voters who may alter America's political landscape in 2020 — or even in next year's midterm elections.