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COVID-19 update: Illinois has 288 positive cases of coronavirus across 17 counties

COVID-19 update: Illinois has 288 positive cases of coronavirus across 17 counties

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

March 18, 2020

Gov. JB Pritzker updated the state about COVID-19 from Murphysboro on Wednesday and announced that there are now 288 positive cases of coronavirus across 17 counties.

COVID-19 update: Gov. Pritzker closes all bars and restaurants in Illinois

COVID-19 update: Gov. Pritzker closes all bars and restaurants in Illinois

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

March 15, 2020

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced that all restaurants and bars in Illinois will be closed until further notice beginning at close of business Monday night through March 30.

Harvey Weinstein verdict: Jurors took women’s harrowing testimony to heart

Harvey Weinstein verdict: Jurors took women’s harrowing testimony to heart

By James Queally, Laura Newberry, Los Angeles Times

February 24, 2020

The jury found Weinstein guilty of one count of rape and one count of committing a criminal sexual act, with each crime connected to individual allegations made by accusers Mimi Haley and Jessica Mann. He was acquitted on the two most serious charges of predatory sexual assault, which each carried a potential life sentence.

President Trump commutes former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich’s sentence

President Trump commutes former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich’s sentence

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

President Donald Trump has commuted the 14 year prison sentence of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. 

2020 race heats up and candidates begin to drop

2020 race heats up and candidates begin to drop

By Juniper Oxford, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

16 candidates have dropped out of the 2020 presidential race so far. There are still 16 candidates remaining.

California remains the top US destination for foreign students, yet enrollment is slipping

California remains the top US destination for foreign students, yet enrollment is slipping

By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times

November 18, 2019

LOS ANGELES — California remains the top U.S. destination for foreign students, who primarily come from China and India, with enrollment dipping slightly in the 2018-19 school year for the first time in at least a decade, according to a survey released Monday.

In sentencing California father, key judge in admissions scandal offers insight into future decisions

In sentencing California father, key judge in admissions scandal offers insight into future decisions

By Matthew Ormseth, Los Angeles Times

November 18, 2019

BOSTON — It was a sentencing hearing for Toby Macfarlane, a Del Mar insurance executive who will spend six months in prison for conspiring to have his children admitted to USC as bogus athletic recruits.

Presidential Update: SIU professors weigh in on possible Trump impeachment

Presidential Update:  SIU professors weigh in on possible Trump impeachment

By Juniper Oxford, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2019

As the Trump-Ukraine Scandal unfolds, SIU Political Science professors weighed in about the possible impeachment and what the likely outcome will be.

Presidential update: What happened during week 2 of the Impeachment Inquiry

Presidential update: What happened during week 2 of the Impeachment Inquiry

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

October 2, 2019

An unclassified version of the Aug. 12 complaint that sparked the impeachment inquiry was released to the public on Sept. 26 by the House intelligence committee.

Rabbi wounded in synagogue attack becomes global messenger of faith

Rabbi wounded in synagogue attack becomes global messenger of faith

By Doug Smith, Los Angeles Times

April 30, 2019

He had faced a rifle-wielding assassin and witnessed the death of a beloved member of his congregation.

Elizabeth Warren proposes canceling student loan debt, free public college

Elizabeth Warren proposes canceling student loan debt, free public college

By Janet Hook, Los Angeles Times

April 22, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is unveiling a proposal to wipe out student debt for millions of borrowers, making her the only major 2020 presidential candidate to advance such an ambitious plan to relieve the growing burden of higher-education loans on Americans and the economy.

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