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Wednesday's coronavirus updates: 41 new cases in Champaign County

COVID-19 cases in Champaign County rose by 41 Wednesday, with 4,384 new tests reported in the past day. Read more

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Coronavirus relief | Federal money may help Tuscola fund water-system improvements

Tuscola may use some of its federal coronavirus relief funding to help pay for a water system improvement. Read more

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'It’s getting to be a bidding war' for substitute teachers

Thirty-one area school districts are now paying substitute teachers $100 or more a day, led by Mahomet-Seymour, where the rate will jump from $100 to $150 starting next week. Read more

Tuesday's coronavirus updates: 33 new cases in Champaign County

COVID-19 cases in Champaign County increased by 33 Tuesday, according to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District. Read more

National Updates

Is it OK to go trick-or-treating during the pandemic?

NEW YORK (AP) — Is it OK to go trick-or-treating during the pandemic? Read more

Seoul: N. Korea's Kim lost 20 kilograms but remains healthy

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has recently lost about 20 kilograms (44 pounds), but remains healthy and is tryi… Read more

US economy slowed to a 2% rate last quarter in face of COVID

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hampered by rising COVID-19 cases and persistent supply shortages, the U.S. economy slowed to a 2% annual rate in the Jul… Read more

Resurgent demand drives Caterpillar sales in third quarter

Construction demand drove third quarter sales higher at Caterpillar as did rising demand from miners and other heavy industry as the global… Read more

World shares retreat, chilled by decline on Wall Street

Shares slipped Thursday in Europe and Asia after a retreat on Wall Street pulled the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average back … Read more

With Manfred's support, Braves bring chop to World Series

ATLANTA (AP) — As the World Series shifts to Atlanta, some TV viewers may be offended to see Braves fans still chopping and chanting in for… Read more

Bill would remove 'conscience' as basis for refusing vaccine

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois law has for more than four decades protected those who oppose providing or receiving medical treatment be… Read more

Brazil probe of Bolsonaro offers COVID-19 families solace

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The morning after a Brazilian Senate committee recommended criminal indictments for President Jair Bolsonaro over his… Read more

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Asian shares pull back, chilled by decline on Wall Street

Asian shares fell Thursday after a retreat on Wall Street as banks and health care companies pulled the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Indus… Read more