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Lawmakers question mandate enforcement

September 15, 2021

Ask state education board to adopt formal rules on enforcement actions Peter Hancock Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Expressing concern that the Illinois State Board of Education might have overstepped its bounds by threatening to withhold fund- ing from school districts that do not enforce its mask mandate, a legislative panel on Tuesday urged the…

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Toy Hall of Fame names finalists

September 15, 2021

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) —Cabbage Patch Kids, the rosy-cheeked dolls that left store shelves picked clean during the first big holiday toy craze, are up for a spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame, part of a finalist group announced Wednesday that also includes garden-variety sand and the toy fire engine. Also among finalists being…

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Ebrg may be joining ERT with other municipalities

September 14, 2021

EDINBURG — The Village of Edinburg held a regular meeting on Monday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Hall with remote call-in. The Board heard from police officers from Taylorville bringing an agreement to the Village to have the Edinburg police department join with the Taylorville Emergency Response Team (ERT). The officers explained…

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Pana football seniors honored

September 13, 2021

PANA — Prior to the Pana-Gillespie football game at Brummett Field on Friday night, Senior Night ceremonies were held for the 15 Pana seniors. Kneeling, from left are, Brenden Schoonover, Hunter Sarver, Zaibry Russell, Isaac Marty, Carter Hocq and Austin henschen. In back, Donnie Miller, Jacob Chaurero, Colin Schmitz, Drew Hackler, Taylor Clements, Bo Christer…

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St. Mary students learn flag etiquette

September 11, 2021

TAYLORVILLE — Sixth grade students in Mrs. Schaeffer’s class at St. Mary School in Taylorville learned about flag etiquette from members of VFW #4495 and the American Legion. The veterans shared their military history with the students before teaching them the process of raising, lowering, and folding the American flag.. The students enjoyed learning about…

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From 9/11 ashes, a new world came

September 10, 2021

By CALVIN WOODWARD, ELLEN KNICKMEYER and DAVID RISING Associated Press  In the ghastly rubble of Ground Zero’s fallen towers 20 years ago, Hour Zero arrived, a chance to start anew.  World affairs reordered abruptly on that morning of blue skies, black ash, fire and death.  In Iran, chants of “death to America” quickly gave way…

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Taylorville Council rescinds, changes motion

September 8, 2021

Royale Bonds TAYLORVILLE — After the heated August 2, 2021 City Council meeting regarding tree removal work that already took place prior to voting, the Council made some changes to the previous motions that were passed. At last night’s meeting, a motion to rescind the previous motion to accept written quotes for tree removal of…

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Justice Dept. will ‘protect’ abortion seekers

September 7, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Monday that it will not tolerate violence against anyone who is trying to obtain an abortion in Texas as federal officials explore options to challenge a new state law that bans most abortions.  Attorney General Merrick Garland said the Justice Department would “protect those seeking to obtain or…

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Energy bill negotiations head to House

September 2, 2021

JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Decarbonization timelines for municipal coal-fired power plants continued to hold up the bill’s passage, so the new bill was filed with the same language so that conversations could continue in the House. Senate approved an energy bill in the early hours of Wednesday morning, but it’s…

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