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LaVine, Vucevic lead Bulls past Raptors, 122-113

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Vucevic and Zach LaVine each scored 22 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Toronto Raptors 122-113 on Thursday night for their third straight victory. LaVine also had 15 assists, and Lauri Markkanen came off the bench to score 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting. Chris Boucher scored a career-high 38…read more »

NB I-55 in Scott County Reduced for Bridge Repairs

Northbound Interstate 55 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform bridge repairs. This section of roadway is located from mile marker 85 to mile marker 89. Weather permitting; work will begin Thursday, April 22, with completion anticipated Friday, May 28. The work zones will be…read more »

One Dies in Crash in Marshall County

A two-vehicle collision in Marshall County Wednesday night claimed a man’s life. Deputies say said the crash happened around 6:30 pm at U.S. 641 and Brewers Highway. Deputies said Ronald Conner was traveling south on 641 and was attempting to make a left turn at the light onto Brewers Highway. Deputies said Conner failed to…read more »

Illinois Department of Insurance announces ACA Marketplace enrollment nearly doubled during the 2021 Special Enrollment Period compared to the same period last year

Illinoisans are signing up for ACA Health Insurance Marketplace plans at nearly twice the rate of this time last year, according to federal CMS numbers released this week. Nearly 15,000 Illinois consumers purchased and enrolled in health plans since February, when President Biden signed an executive order to open the ACA Marketplace for a new…read more »

Cape Girardeau County Commissioners Receive Last Year’s Annual Report from Riverside Regional Library

Cape Girardeau County commissioners received the 2020 annual report from Riverside Regional Library on Thursday. Officials told the commissioners they were very pleased about the fact they were able to stay open when the statewide shutdown ended. Officials say they even increased their hours, services and their providing for the communities they serve. They say the numbers…read more »

Local Sports

Comeau, Hintz lead Stars past Blackhawks, 5-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Blake Comeau scored twice, Roope Hintz had a goal and three assists and the Dallas Stars beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-1 on Thursday to end a two-game slide.Jason Robertson and Miro Heiskanen also scored to help Dallas pull closer in the battle for fourth place and the final playoff spot in the…read more »

Ameren seeks utility rate increases to raise $309M a year

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Energy utility Ameren is seeking to raise customer rates to cover billions of dollars recently invested in electric grid upgrades and new wind generation facilities. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the company said in a filing last week to state regulators that it wants to boost electric rate revenues by almost…read more »

Rose torches tough Augusta for 65 and 4-shot Masters lead

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Seven holes into the Masters, Justin Rose was 2-over par and in no position to panic. He knew Augusta National in April was no picnic compared with the last one in November. He figured if he could get back to around even par by the end of the day he would…read more »

Cubs Break Out of Slump, Slip by Pirates 4-2

PITTSBURGH(AP) – Jayy Baez hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the sixth inning and the Chicago Cubs’ struggling offense came to life in a 4-2 over Pittsburgh. Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo also homered for Chicago as the Cubs pounded out a season-high 11 hits against Tyler Anderson (0-2) and four Pittsburgh relievers. Baez,…read more »

Arenado’s Late HR Lifts Cards Over Brewers 3-1

ST. LOUIS(AP) – Nolan Arenado hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning of his home debut with the Cardinals, lifting St. Louis over the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 as fans returned to Busch Stadium for the first time since 2019. Arenado, a five-time All-Star acquired from Colorado on Feb. 1 after eight seasons with…read more »

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