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Area cheerleading enthusiasts are encouraged to flock to Turner Gymnasium at Bradley-Bourbonnais Saturday morning, where the Boilermakers will be hosting one of five IHSA Cheer Sectionals across the state.

Without its senior backcourt duo of Jaxson Provost and Isaiah Davis, the Fightin' Irish were still able to open their Friday night home game on a 15-0 run to set the stage for a 35-point win over Elmwood Park.

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We’re not even out of January, but I’m penciling in “Extraordinary” as one of my favorite new comedies of 2023. Streaming on Hulu, this wonderfully smart series, written by newcomer Emma Moran and produced by the talent behind “Killing Eve,” offers a welcome sendup of the superhero mythology that has been suffocating pop culture for too long.

I was never a fan of “Sex and the City.” But it’s painful to watch Kim Cattrall reduced to a cartoon character as the narrator of “How I Met Your Father,” the spinoff sitcom streaming its second season on Hulu. Ensconced in her living room of the future, she guzzles wine, noshes on pasta and…

“The Bachelor” (7 p.m., ABC, TV-PG) returns for its 27th season. Normally, when a show has been running so long, it’s OK to wonder “Wow, 27 seasons already?” But in the case of “The Bachelor,” it’s more likely one wonders how there have been only 27.

From 6-9 p.m. on Feb. 10 and 17, Kankakee Valley Park District is hosting a new mug making class, taught by local ceramicist Courtney Zimmerman.

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CHICAGO — There was a time when Tom Sadowski thought he'd stop working after turning 65 earlier this year. But he's put off retirement for at least five years — and now anticipates continuing to do some work afterward.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Relatives of 68 people who died in a 1994 commuter plane crash in northwestern Indiana are raising money to build a permanent memorial near the crash site they hope to dedicate on next year's 20th anniversary of the crash.

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SPRINGFIELD — Busloads of gay marriage opponents held their own rally outside the Capitol Wednesday, pledging to reverse any headway in the push for state legislation that would allow same-sex weddings.

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SPARKS, Nev. — A shooting at a middle school in northern Nevada has left two people dead and two boys in critical condition, rattling parents, teachers and students as they showed up for the start of the school week.

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After a five-month, $425 million renovation, a busy stretch of a Chicago Transit Authority train line reopened Sunday.

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Illinois lawmakers are considering a series of measures aimed at making the state's waterways safer, including a bill that would impose stiffer penalties on people caught operating a boat while intoxicated.

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CHICAGO — Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says the state's pension crisis could be addressed in the fall legislative session even if a committee working on it remains split.

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ROSEVILLE — For the past 33 years, the annual Illinois Corn Husking Contest has brought crowds from across the state to compete in local fields. Resurrected in Fairview in the 1980s, the competition was brought to Warren County in 1991 as a result of hard work by Bob St. George and Bill Gill…

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Kenneth and Martha Redeker, of Onarga, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Woodworth. The anniversary will be hosted by their children and grandchildren. They have three children: Kris Bartelt…

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CHICAGO — Chicago gang members who have roared through intersections, driven on the wrong side of the road and even fired guns out of their car windows during funeral processions might have to walk to the next funeral, if proposed city ordinance is passed.

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Exelon Generation says one of two reactors at the company's Braidwood Nuclear Generating Station is back at full power after a refueling outage.

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An appeals court has ordered ComEd to refund almost $37 million to its northern Illinois customers following a six-year legal dispute.

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