Chicago wins first WNBA title with 80-74 win over Phoenix

CHICAGO — Allie Quigley scored 26 points and Candace Parker added 16 points, 13 rebounds and five assists to help Chicago win its first WNBA championship with a 80-74 victory over the Phoenix Mercury. Courtney Vandersloot added 10 points and 15 assists for the Sky, who won the series 3-1, rallying from a 72-65 deficit […]

Rural Illinois doesn’t have enough health workers, and the pandemic made it worse

SPRINGFIELD — Nearly every county in Illinois doesn’t have enough primary care, mental health and dental providers, according to a new report by the Rural Health Summit. The issue is most acute in the state’s rural counties, including southern Illinois. The report, produced by a consortium of health care professionals, finds the coronavirus pandemic exacerbated […]