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Rodgers rallies Packers past 49ers 30-28

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — With only seconds to play and no timeouts, Aaron Rodgers had no doubt where he’d look to drive the Green Bay Packers to a game-winning kick. Rodgers completed two deep passes to Davante Adams on a last-minute drive, setting up Mason Crosby’s 51-yard field goal on the final play of…

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Garrett, Browns rough up rookie QB Fields, slam Bears 26-6

CLEVELAND (AP) — Justin Fields had nowhere to run or hide. Passing was strictly prohibited. Myles Garrett and the Browns made the rookie quarterback’s first NFL start unforgettable — for all the wrong reasons. Garrett made a franchise record 4 1/2 sacks and Cleveland brought Fields down nine times while holding Chicago to just 1…

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Biden plan seeks to expand education

COLLIN BINKLEY and LISA MASCARO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As Democrats push ahead with President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan, they’re promising historic investments across the arc of an education — from early childhood to college and beyond — in what advocates describe as the most compre- hensive package of its kind in…

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2021 BRANDT Championship at Macon Speedway

Macon, IL— Six division champions were officially named Saturday night in the BRANDT Championship Night of the 2021 Macon Speedway racing season. Five of those divisions had champions already mathematically decided while one division had a feature race to determine the point champion. The Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman divi- sion had Jim Farley III from…

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Brewers clinch NL Central, condemn Mets to losing record

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers clinched their second NL Central title in four years, beating the sloppy New York Mets 8-4 Sunday behind Willy Adames’s two-run homer and three RBIs. Josh Hader pitched a per- fect ninth inning, retiring Brandon Nimmo on a game- ending flyout to left fielder Christian Yelich and sending the…

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Ameren Tree Trimming

TREE TRIMMING ACTIVITIES IN Unincorporated Christian County AND NEARBY AREAS   TO THE PATRONS OF AMEREN ILLINOIS:   Please be advised that Ameren Illinois will trim trees and other vegetation in and around the town(s) of Unincorporated Christian County Illinois.  Our qualified utility arborists will trim trees and vegetation that could interfere with electric lines…

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Shadow contracts, corruption keep the lights out in Iraq

SAMYA KULLAB Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — In the Baghdad suburb of Sadr City, glossy election campaign posters are plastered alongside jungles of sagging electrical wires lining the alleyway to Abu Ammar’s home. But his mind is far from Iraq’s Oct. 10 federal election. The 56-year-old retired soldier’s social welfare payments barely cover the cost…

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Biden’s border ‘challenge’ gets worse

Rich Lowry Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas is indisputably good at one part of his job — always referring to the migrant surge at the border as a “challenge” and never a “crisis.” He visited Del Rio, Texas on Monday and refused to use the offending word about more than 10,000…

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The violent beast that has been unleashed in this country is the whole Democrat Party, to include BLM and ANTIFA. Who would have ever thought the supposedly most respected law enforcement agencies in the country, I’m talking about the CIA and FBI, would be colluding with the Democrats to overthrow a duly elected…

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Speak Out

A little late I understand certain jobs have to be done after regular business hours but I think 10:30PM to 11:15PM is a little late to have to listen to two industrial leaf blowers and weed trimmers running full tilt in the US bank parking lot. A reason for the roads? So I guess the…

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