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Remains of United executive found at suburban Chicago forest

DARIEN, Ill. (AP) ó An autopsy has confirmed that human remains found at a suburban Chicago nature preserve are of a United Airlines executive reported missing more than a year ago, officials said Sunday. Investigators used dental records to confirm the identity of 50-year-old Jacob Cefolia of Elmhurst, according to the DuPage County coroner. Contractors…

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Suspected tornadoes cause damage in Missouri, Illinois

ST. MARY, Mo. (AP) ó A suspected tornado damaged buildings and knocked out power in communities along the state line between Missouri and Illinois, and damage was reported in other parts of the states from severe weather. One suspected tornado moved Sunday night through St. Mary, Missouri, about 55 miles (88 kilometers) southeast of St.…

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Hearing may settle use-of-force experts at Rittenhouse trial

TODD RICHMOND  Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) ó A judge may decide at a hearing Monday whether use-of-force experts can testify at Kyle Rittenhouseís trial  for shooting three people during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin last year. The hearing is likely the last before Rittenhouse goes on trial Nov. 1 for the shootings…

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People or profit? Facebook papers show deep conflict within

BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer Facebook the company is losing control of Facebook the product ó not to mention the last shreds of its carefully crafted, decade-old image as a benevolent company just wanting to connect the world. Thousands of pages of internal documents provided to Congress by a former employee depict an internally conflicted…

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Eating the right insects can provide nutrition

Genaro C. Armas American Heart Association News The notion of biting into a bug or chewing on a cricket might make some people a bit squeamish. Donít squash the idea until giving this food some thought. Some 2 billion people around the world already eat insects to supplement their diet, according to the United Nationsí…

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Biden to meet Pope amind rifts

DAVID CRARY and HOLLY MEYER Associated Press There’s an intriguing subplot to President Joe Biden’s upcoming meeting with Pope Francis. The world’s two most prominent Roman Catholics will be celebrating a shared outlook on church teaching and vital social issues even as Biden faces unwavering opposition from many U.S. Catholic bishops over his stances on…

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2021 THS Madrigal King and Queen

Royale Bonds Breeze-Courier Writer TAYLORVILLE —Dr. Ronald Mizer and his wife Gloria have been chosen to be the king and queen for this year’s Taylorville High School Madrigal. Dr. Mizer has been a Taylorville CUSD 3 school board member twice, a big supporter of the arts, and has been a dentist in the community for…

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Amid the Capitol riot, Facebook faced its own insurrection

ALAN SUDERMAN and JOSHUA GOODMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, battling police and forcing lawmakers into hiding, an insurrection of a different kind was taking place inside the world’s largest social media company. Thousands of miles away, in California, Facebook engineers were racing…

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GOP uses votes to push election reform

MARC LEVY Associated Press  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans have succeeded this year in passing a range of voting restrictions in states they control politically, from Georgia to Iowa to Texas. They’re not stopping there.  Republicans in at least four states where Democrats con-trol the governor’s office, the legislature or both — California, Massachusetts, Michigan…

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Public Meeting Notices

Finance Committee The Finance committee meeting will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in the County Board meeting room, second floor of the Christian County Courthouse, Taylorville, Ill. Agenda includes: FY2022 budgets, any other matters properly brought before this committee, and adjournment. Christian County Special Board meeting The Christian County Special…

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