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Helen Henry Glisson will spend the next couple of months warming up for her major league pitching debut. Glisson, a 95-year-old resident of Cedarhurst Assisted Living and Memory Care in Jacksonville, has been chosen to throw out the first pitch prior to the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants game May 20 at Busch…
03.24 / 10:20
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Greetings from the Ridge. She was beautiful, perhaps one of the loveliest young girls I’d ever seen … well over 6 feet tall, slender, dressed modestly in jeans, a sweater and pointed stocking hat. She was shopping at our local food mart with a lady who I assumed was her mother, and as the two…
03.24 / 10:20
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Cause and effect is a principle used to explain many of our observations, and failure to associate a known cause with a known effect can often lead people to make dreadful choices. This is especially true when someone does something without considering the possible effects such actions may bring about. Last August, Colin Kaepernick, a…
03.24 / 10:20
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Katelynn Nelson shares a treat with a customer’s canine companion at the drive-through of Kentucky Fried Chicken on West Morton Avenue. Katelynn Nelson shares a treat with a customer’s canine companion at the drive-through of Kentucky Fried Chicken on West Morton Avenue. http://myjournalcourier.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_backpage-pawsforatreat0324.jpgKatelynn Nelson shares a treat with a customer’s canine companion at the drive-through…
03.24 / 10:20
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Despite raised voices, finger-pointing and accusations, South Jacksonville trustees were unable to accomplish much Thursday night during a special meeting at Village Hall. One thing that was accomplished, however, was trustees unanimously voted to proceed with an independent investigation into a leaked memo regarding the February investigation into alleged misconduct by Police Chief Josh Hallock.…
03.24 / 10:20
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GARY, Ind. (AP) — A museum dedicated to the Nelson Algren opens Sunday in the northwest Indiana beach community where the late author had a c…
03.24 / 10:06
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OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — After years of work, Naramor Cemetery looks more like a cemetery than cow p…
03.24 / 10:06
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Other than rows of concertina wire, perhaps, there is little that sends a clear message of lost freedom than a guard tower. Chances are you’ve seen one while passing by any of the dozens of correctional facilities dotting the state. The non-descript concrete-and-glass turrets — usually complete with armed guards — set a clear tone…
03.24 / 09:12
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Marquette bumps up to 2A in girls’ soccer for 2…
03.24 / 09:04
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Beginning of new season can be good opportunity to clear out psychological…
03.24 / 09:04
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VIENNA — Darius Saddler has already planned what he'll be wearing April 7: A tan-and-white-striped polo shirt, beige khaki pants, his own jacket and a pair of his own s…
03.24 / 08:58
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DANVILLE – With all the tough decisions city officials face, a local non-profit wants to recognize city l…
03.24 / 07:56
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GIBSON CITY -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School softball team lost 4-1 Thursday to Tuscola.   In a losing effort on the mound, Madison Eberle struck out 12 batters and walked three for GCMS (1-3) while allowing four runs -- one earned -- on three hits through seven innings and 111 pitches.   Eberle also hit 2-for-3 while Autumn Carter read…
03.24 / 07:53
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PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda softball team lost 17-5 to LeRoy on Thursday.   The PBL Panthers produced 10 hits in a losing effort as Cassie Oyer went 3-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI, Sindra Gerdes hit 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI and Kelsey Vaughn, Cassidi Nuckols, Leslie Lawson, Mallory Lithgow and Jolee Hastings each produced a hit.   read…
03.24 / 07:53
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DOWNS -- On Thursday, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School baseball team faced a Tri-Valley team that faced the Panthers in the 2016 IHSA Class 2A regional finals and was off to a 4-1 start to its 2017 season.   Not only did PBL walk out of Downs with a victory, but it 10-run-ruled the Vikings en route to a 16-3 five-inning victory.   “I was re read m…
03.24 / 07:53
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Here are some of the highlights from Thursday's game in Downs…
03.24 / 07:53
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FORSYTH – The Children's Place store at the Hickory Point Mall in Forsyth is c…
03.24 / 06:54
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DECATUR — The closure of Decatur's Meda Pharmaceuticals plant doesn't necessarily mean the laid-off workers will have to move away to remain in the pharmaceuticals p…
03.24 / 06:54
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Jumping off the stage into the splits, “The Big Booty Judy” Ceduxion Carrington showed off her 19 years of experience in the drag business, hosting the Eastern Diva Drag show for 11 years. The show had everyone in the Grand Ballroom on their feet Thursday night, starting with the four winners from Tuesday’s student drag [R…
03.24 / 05:56
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A cluster of Black Lives Matter groups and the organization leading the push for a $15-an-hour wage are joining forces to combine the struggle for racial justice with the fight for economic equality, just as the Rev. Martin Luther…
03.24 / 05:44
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