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As Illinois reopens and jobs return, so does the demand for affordable child care

The steep shortage of affordable, high-quality child care for working families across the U.S. has only worsened during the past 15 months.  Read more


Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward says emphasis on players’ vaccination choices is ‘wasted concern’

“Public backlash?” Heyward mused Sunday when asked about criticism. “That just means people talk about it. People talk about (expletive) every single day, and none of that plays here for us.” Read more


DOWD: A recent ruling could help local appliance and home improvement businesses

Some of our local small business service providers have received very good news in their ability to compete for and retain customers Read more


Singer Brett Young added to Illinois State Fair lineup

The fair is Aug. 12 to 22 at the state fairgrounds in Springfield.  Read more

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Find out What's On with our June 12, 2021 TV & Entertainment Guide!

Zooey Deschanel and Michael Bolton host "The Celebrity Dating Game," premiering Monday on ABC.


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Dick Van Dyke is among those receiving The 43rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors in a CBS telecast Sunday.


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🏁 It's On: 2021 Auto Racing Challenge

Play our 2021 auto racing challenge! Just pick the 10 drivers you think will finish 1st through 10th for each race and your top 15 races co…