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Local Updates


Asmussen Top 25: Hoosiers climb, Wildcats fall

Illinois football beat writer Bob Asmussen is a voting member of The Associated Press Top 25 football panel. Here is this week's ballot: Read more


Asmussen | Ohio State made right call, but it still stinks

Illinois had chance to shock college football world on Saturday, but COVID-19 had other plans Read more


Top of the Morning, Nov. 29, 2020

Bill Hensch is honored to serve as grand marshal at next weekend's parade in Sidney. Read more


Saturday's coronavirus updates: Champaign County’s seven-day rate falls for seventh straight day, now lowest in Region 6 at 7.1%; 12 of 75 COVID patients at Carle Urbana in ICU

Vermilion County adds 106 cases, Piatt County 49. ... Region 6’s seven-day positivity rate — 14.6% eight days ago — is now 11.9%. … Of 29 Champaign County ZIP codes, only two see their active case counts grow Saturday, both just slightly — Mahomet (+3, 88 now active) and Broadlands (+1, 3). … Rantoul’s active total shrinks by 25 (to 74) on a day that active cases are down 120 countywide. Read more


Empty feeling at Memorial Stadium

A crew from Fox Sports returned to Memorial Stadium on Saturday morning, not to call a pivotal Big Ten game but to pack up instead. Read more

National Updates

The Latest: New York City to reopen school system

NEW YORK -- New York City will reopen its school system to in-person learning and increase the number of days a week many children attend c… Read more

VIRUS TODAY: Black Friday shoppers stay home

Here's what's happening Friday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: Read more

Key question in Cosby appeal: Does defendant's past matter?

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In 2016, as Bill Cosby's legal team prepared for trial in his stunning sexual assault case in Pennsylvania, the state S… Read more

Jill Biden, Joe's chief protector, to step up as first lady

WASHINGTON (AP) — She's fended off protesters who made a run at her husband. She's moved him farther from reporters during the coronavirus … Read more

Fauci: US may see 'surge upon surge' of virus in weeks ahead

The nation's top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus over the coming weeks,… Read more

'World's loneliest elephant' Kaavan starts trip to Cambodia

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Kaavan, dubbed the "world’s loneliest elephant" after languishing alone for years in a Pakistani zoo, was readied Sunday f… Read more

Court orders France to rethink 30-person limit on worship

PARIS (AP) — France’s highest administrative court on Sunday ordered a rethink of a 30-person attendance limit for religious services put i… Read more

Illinois EPA remakes curriculum for virtual use

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has revised its environmental education programs for virtual use beca… Read more

Asia Today: Cambodia tracks contacts after family infected

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian officials say a family of six and another man tested positive for the coronavirus in a rare case of l… Read more

AP PHOTOS: Pandemic calls off Christmas markets in Europe

BERLIN (AP) — The European plazas where people would usually gather at crowded stalls to partake in hot mulled wine, gingerbread, sausages … Read more