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Coronavirus response | St. Joseph-Ogden's priorities: Assessing kids, keeping them in school

ST. JOSEPH — Last July, school plans were in flux, constantly changing as new COVID-19 data came in. Knowing how schools would operate simp… Read more

Coronavirus response | Outbreaks return at Urbana long-term-care centers

Two Urbana long-term care facilities have new open COVID-19 outbreaks, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Read more

National Updates

Sparked by pandemic fallout, homeschooling surges across US

Although the pandemic disrupted family life across the U.S. since taking hold in spring 2020, some parents are grateful for one consequence… Read more

Spaniards put faith in COVID-19 vaccines even as cases surge

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Like many of Spain’s 20-somethings, Sergio Rosado has seen the new, more contagious coronavirus strain strike those… Read more

Olympics Latest: Rashitov wins taekwondo gold at Tokyo Games

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: Read more

Chicago tracking July increase in Legionnaires' disease

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago public health officials say cases of Legionnaires' disease have increased this month. Read more

Flying start: American swimmers do just fine without Phelps

TOKYO (AP) — Michael Phelps was up in his broadcast seat, a mere observer rather than the driving force of U.S. swimming. Read more

The Latest: Macron appeals for French unity in virus fight

PAPEETE, French Polynesia — French President Emmanuel Macron has appealed for national unity and vaccination to fight the resurgent virus, … Read more

Europe's summer tourism outlook dimmed by variants, rules

LONDON (AP) — Chaos and confusion over travel rules and measures to contain new virus outbreaks are contributing to another cruel summer fo… Read more

Powerhouse US swim team shines with 6 medals, 1st US gold

TOKYO (AP) — Chase Kalisz got things rolling, claiming the first U.S. gold at the Olympic pool. Read more

Bakery offers good environment to workers of all abilities

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Megan and Justin Elder have a longtime dream of making the world a sweeter and more inclusive place -- especially f… Read more

Unvaccinated snow leopard at San Diego Zoo catches COVID-19

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An unvaccinated snow leopard at the San Diego Zoo has contracted COVID-19. Read more