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Louisiana digging out after tornadoes plow through homes

By Gerald Herbert and Rebecca Santana Associated Press ARABI, La. (AP) β€” Residents in the New Orleans area were digging out and assessing damage Wednesday after tornadoes lashed the region, flipping vehicles, ripping off rooftops and…

Biden seeks new sanctions, help for Ukrainians in Europe

By Chris Megerian and Aamer Madhani Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) β€” With Europe facing its most precarious future since World War II, President Joe Biden will huddle with key allies in Brussels and Warsaw this week as the leaders try…

Candlelight vigil being held for the people of Ukraine

On Saturday, March 5 from 6-7 p.m. there will be a candlelight vigil held to support the people of Ukraine. The vigil will be held at the Old Ogle County Courthouse, 105 S. 5th St., in Oregon, IL (front of the courthouse facing Route 2).…

Lawmakers unveil bills aimed at addressing teacher shortage

By Grace Kinnicutt Capitol News Illinois gkinnicutt@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Senate Democrats outlined legislation during a Thursday news conference that aims to address the ongoing teacher shortage throughout the…

Ukraine’s capital under threat as Russia presses invasion

By Yuras Karmanau, Jim Heintz, Vladimir Isachenkov and Dasha Litvinova Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine (AP) β€” Russian troops bore down on Ukraine’s capital Friday, with gunfire and explosions resonating ever closer to the government…

Biden to nominate Ketanji Brown Jackson for Supreme Court

By Colleen Long, Michael Balsamo and Zeke Miller Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) β€” President Joe Biden on Friday will nominate federal appeals court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, the White House said, making her the…