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Brimfield 71, Bushnell (B.-Prairie City) 42
Camp Point Central 44, Monmouth-Roseville 35
Champaign Central 85, Champaign St. Thomas More 35
Chicago (Noble Street Charter/Johnson) 61, Chicago (Noble Charter/C. Bulls) 49
Chicago CICS-Ellison 56, Holy Trinity 43
Christian Liberty Academy 56, Islamic Foundation 36
Concord (Triopia) 62, Mt. Sterling (Brown County) 49
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Biggsville West Central 65, Riverdale 62
Buffalo Grove 79, Wauconda 71
Carrollton 58, Carlinville 53
Chicago (Christ the King) 69, CICS-Northtown 30
Chicago (Noble Charter/C. Bulls) 63, Chicago (Noble Steet ITW Speer) 39
Crossroads Christian Academy 86, Rich South 56
Dakota 69, Ashton-Franklin Center 49
Deerfield (Zell Jewish) 66, Chicago CICS-Ellison 62
Monmouth to launch STEM programs in 2019
MONMOUTH, Ill. (AP) — Monmouth College will launch a major academic shift to better position its students to be competitive in careers dealing with science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The school announced Tuesday that the STEM initiative will debut in fall 2019.
MONMOUTH, Ill. (AP) — Authorities have identified the victims of a plane crash in western Illinois that left two people dead.
Warren County Coroner Al McGuire on Monday said 65-year-old Robert V. Burkhart of Peoria and 72-year-old Roger D. Lundeen of Galesburg were killed with the plane crashed Sunday about a half mile from the Monmouth Municipal Airport.
MONMOUTH, Ill. (AP) — Officials say two people aboard a plane were killed when it crashed near an airport in rural western Illinois.
The Warren County Sheriff's Department says the crash happed about 11 a.m. Sunday about a half mile from the Monmouth Municipal Airport. The department says the plane was burning when emergency crews arrived at the scene and firefighters put out the flames.
Friday’s 2A prep boys track results
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Here are Friday's results in the class AA boys state track and field meet at Eastern Illinois:
IHSA BOYS TRACK & FIELD STATE MEET RESULTS O'Brien Stadium, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
Glenn W. Chamberlin, of Rochester, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in the Homestead Memory Care Unit.
Je'lon Hornbeak didn't think he played that well when he attended an open tryout Sept. 23, hoping to snag an invitation to the Mad Ants' training camp.
"Personally, I don't really think I was shooting that well, but they said I was shooting pretty good," Hornbeak said. "As long as they're cool with it, I'm happy with it."
It was a breakout game for Je'lon Hornbeak, the rookie from Monmouth, who totaled 18 points as the Mad Ants emerged victorious 104-77 tonight over defending-champion Raptors 905.
He had 15 points in the first half, as Fort Wayne built a 57-40 lead for the Mad Ants, who never trailed in front of an announced crowd of 4,994 on Military Appreciation Night.
Walter Lemon Jr. kept up his torrid pace for the Mad Ants by scoring a team-best 21 points. Stephan Hicks added 17.
Addison Trail 34, Berwyn-Cicero Morton 7
Aledo (Mercer County) 12, Monmouth United 6
Alton 56, Granite City 14
Alton Marquette 49, Bunker Hill 6
Amboy-LaMoille 20, Galena 14
Amundsen 32, Chicago North Grand 6
Anna-Jonesboro 46, Sparta 14
Annawan/Wethersfield (FB Coop) 36, Mid-County Coop 35, OT
Abingdon 41, Rushville-Industry 30
Alden-Hebron def. Watertown Maranatha Baptist, Wis., forfeit
Aledo (Mercer County) 31, Stark County 14
Alton Marquette 47, East Alton-Wood River 0
Amboy-LaMoille 27, Durand 6
Amboy-LaMoille Coop 27, Pecatonica 6
Andrew 28, Bradley-Bourbonnais 25
Anna-Jonesboro 71, Nashville 41
Annawan/Wethersfield (FB Coop) 40, Monmouth United 6
The Wednesday, July 12, 110 years ago (1907) “It Happened in Keokuk” told “Sanitary drinking fountains placed in Keokuk schools.” That prompted memory of a long ago letter written to my grandfather, Karl Megchelsen Sr., by his younger sister, Florence Megchelsen.
Jeanette M. Costello, 96, of Galesburg, Ill., died at 1:50 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017, in the Heritage Park Care Center, Carbondale, Colo.
Jeanette was born on May 23, 1920, in West Point, the daughter of Herman Edward and Mary Adelaide Holtkamp Boeding. She married Paul Michael Costello on April 25, 1945 in West Point. He preceded her in death on June 7, 2010.
Anonymous donors pledge $20M gift to Illinois college
MONMOUTH, Ill. (AP) — An anonymous couple has pledged $20 million to a small liberal arts college in western Illinois.
A Monday statement from Monmouth College says it's the largest such gift in the school's 164-year-old history. It'll boost an endowment now at $100 million and will be used, among other things, to increase scholarships.
MONMOUTH, Ill. — Brett Schneider of Fort Madison High School finished first and teammate Sierra Howardson fourth out of 31 runners in the 800-meter run Saturday in the final indoor meet of the spring season.
The Bloodhounds competed at the Galesburg Last Chance Indoor meet, held at Monmouth College’s indoor track.
Schneider finished in 2:25.52, near three seconds ahead of the runner up, and Howardson ran a 2:31.08. Schneider’s time was seventh fastest in the state for the indoor season.
Kathy Burk Hanson, 68, of Ames, died Friday Dec. 2, 2016, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.
A gathering of friends and family was held 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care in Ames, with a celebration of life memorial service to be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at Collegiate Presbyterian Church in Ames. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Fort Madison.
Kathy Ann Burk was born on June 29, 1948 in Burlington, the first daughter of William and Marguerite Burk.
At USC, buzzer-beater brings another sign of a different Dozier from a year ago
COLUMBIA — When PJ Dozier caught and shot the ball all in one motion, Frank Martin was reminded of the greatest player he’s ever coached.
“That was like a Michael Beasley kind of play,” said South Carolina’s head coach, referring to the No. 2 overall NBA draft pick who starred for him at Kansas State. “I haven’t coached too many guys that have that kind of ability to control themselves in the air to make a play like that.”