No. 3 Ohio State avoids upset scare, downs Illinois 87-81

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Taylor Mikesell scored a game-high 31 points as No. 3 Ohio State erased a halftime deficit and avoided an upset with an 87-81 win over Illinois Sunday. Trailing by as many as 17 points in the second half, a 13-0 run in the third quarter helped the Buckeyes (17-0, 6-0 Big […]

When rural hospitals close, access to critical care is put in jeopardy

MEXICO, Mo. — A half-dozen Gouldian finches greet patients with their chirps from a cage in the waiting room of the Boone Health Primary Care clinic in Mexico, Missouri. The birds belong to Dr. Peggy Barjenbruch who, alongside Dr. Michael Quinlan, has served the Mexico community for decades. Listen to this story here. That […]

217 Today: Rural hospital closures hinder access to critical care

Monday, January 9, 2023 Today’s headlines: Paul Faraci will be the next senator in Illinois’ 52nd District. Nikki Budzinski is starting her first term in Congress as a member of the minority party, but she said she still hopes to work with Republicans on legislation that helps working people. Illinois state senators passed a measure […]