BC-BBM--Frontier League Playoff Glance

BC-BBM--Frontier League Playoff Glance
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Debate coach sues over alleged prison ban

A debate coach who went into Illinois prisons to organize teams of inmates has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the Department of Corrections barred the activity in violation of free-speech rights
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Chicago-area diocese agrees $1.4M settlement in priest abuse

A suburban Chicago Catholic diocese has agreed to a $1.4 million settlement in a lawsuit filed by three men who say they were molested by their priest when they were boys
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Diocese of Joliet reaches settlement with 3 abused by priest

A suburban Chicago Catholic diocese has settled for $1.4 million a lawsuit filed by three men who allegedly suffered repeated sexual molestation at the hands of their priest
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Suburban Chicago man sentenced for burning down warehouse

A federal judge has sentenced a suburban Chicago man to six years behind bars for a 2016 fire that destroyed a furniture warehouse where he worked, causing more than $122 million in damages
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Groups challenging Illinois panhandling ordinances

The American Civil Liberties Union and other organizations are challenging panhandling ordinances in 15 municipalities across Illinois
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Medical marijuana companies expanding Illinois facilities

Marijuana growers across Illinois are expanding, despite years of lower-than-expected demand in the state's medical cannabis pilot program
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Peoria museum files claim for hotel mural ownership

A central Illinois museum wants to make sure that a historic mural stays in Peoria as the auction of the Marriott Pere Marquette and neighboring Courtyard by Marriott approaches next month
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Illinois High School Football Top 10 Poll

Illinois High School Football Top 10 Poll
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Illinois to build $150M prison mental-health unit

State prison officials have announced that construction will begin next spring on a 200-bed inpatient mental health and medical facility
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Rapid City trolley service sees steady ridership

Rapid City's trolley service sees steady ridership through the summer with minimal impact to the city's budget
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South Dakota to raise turkey for White House Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving turkey to either be served to President Donald Trump or pardoned this year will be raised in South Dakota
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MSU researcher fights against deadly deer disease

Researchers from Michigan State University and the state Department of Natural Resources are using technology and old-fashioned observation to track Michigan deer in hopes of curbing the deadly disease
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Minot brothers find success in mushroom farming

Minot brothers Jeff and Dan Coggins have found success in their second year harvesting mushrooms and selling their product at local farmers markets
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Michigan metal drummer recovers from 2015 bus crash

A Michigan metal drummer is recovering from a 2015 bus crash that caused him to lose his right leg
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Oklahoma case remains unsolved 34 years later

The disappearance of Sandy Pathresa Rea 34 years ago is still one of the biggest crime mysteries in the Shawnee area, but a new set of local investigators are putting a fresh set of eyes on the unsolved cold case
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Bentonville designer showcases work at New York Fashion Week

Bentonville fashion designer Alyssa Graves showcased six pieces in a show for emerging designers at New York Fashion Week
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Father-daughter duo broadcasts Arkansas high school football

Buzz Sawyer and his daughter Sarah Sawyer are calling play-by-play for Northside High School football games in the Grizzlies' revamped broadcast
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Wisconsin church's garden gives produce, sense of community

A Wisconsin church's garden doesn't just provide produce, it also provides a sense of community
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Minnesota fire department marks 125 years

This year marks the Virginia Fire Department's 125th anniversary
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Oklahoma Boy Scout Explorers reunite in New Mexico

A group of Boy Scout Explores reunited in New Mexico more than 50 years after a Boy Scouts trip
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Wisconsin students organize mental health festival

Three Wisconsin students organized a mental health festival at their school to erase mental health stigma
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Duluth beer makers say the area's water boosts products

Duluth beer makers have long said that the quality of Minnesota's water helps boost the quality of their products
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Efforts continue to save, support, secure Texas horny toads

A dozen conservationists clad in khaki and forest green marched into the Texas Hill Country brush in a continuing effort to save horny toads
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More cruise options coming to the Great Lakes

Michigan has started a new initiative to bring more cruise ships to the Great Lakes
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Outdoor art project to get new headquarters in Detroit

An outdoor art project is getting a new headquarters in Detroit
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Students learn about Oklahoma City bombing through new tech

The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum recently launched the Augmented Reality experience to teach students about the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing
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Nebraska senator to participate in world sniper competition

Nebraska Sen. Tom Brewer is headed for the International Sniper Cup event in Bulgaria after having competed in a series of sniper shooting championships
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Arkansas sees growing urgent care industry

Health care providers are planning to open up more urgent care centers across Arkansas
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Inmate group caters to spiritual needs at Iowa prison

At the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility, an unusual group is catering to the spiritual needs of those who have no religion at all
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