2021-02-03 E-Edition

PBL 8th-grade volleyball wins over Rantoul St. Malachy in season opener

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade volleyball team defeated Rantoul St. Malachy 25-21, 27-25 in its season opener on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Aubrey Busboom had five aces and two kills while Natalie Bunag and Taryn Rock each had two aces. Charlie Ulrich and Kaia Krumwiede each had two kills while Krumwiede, Tanner Graham and Sway Elliott each had one ace. 8th-grade […]

Newly formed Senate committee prioritizes mental health issues amid pandemic

Sen. Laura Fine named chair of Behavioral and Mental Health Committee By GRACE BARBICCapitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Leadership in the Illinois Senate has formed a new committee to focus on mental health issues in the current General Assembly as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to significantly alter everyday life. “Although it’s always been important, because mental health and physical health […]

Illinois to ramp up vaccine distribution

State lawmakers added to list of those now eligible By PETER HANCOCKCapitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The state will soon start ramping up the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines as part of its effort to further limit the spread of the disease. In addition to receiving increased shipments of vaccine from the federal government, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced […]

PBL 7th-grade volleyball loses in season opener to St. Malachy

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade volleyball team lost 25-16, 25-8 to Rantoul St. Malachy in its season opener on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Addyson Kinnaird had two aces and a kill while Lexi Muhl had two aces as well. Olivia Rehg and Anna Hudson each had one ace and one kill while Regan Cardenas also had a kill. Rantoul St. Malachy […]

Legislative Republicans seek measures allowing voters to recall lawmakers, overturn state law

Voters would need to amend state constitution for measures to take effect By JERRY NOWICKICapitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Republican lawmakers from both chambers of the General Assembly are promoting three legislative proposals to give voters greater authority to amend the state constitution, recall legislative leaders and other lawmakers, and repeal recently-passed state laws. The “Voter Empowerment Project” includes three […]