Tuesday scoreboard, Wednesday schedule

Tuesday’s scoreboard is sponsored by COUNTRY Financial Representative Eric Lapan

Girls High School Basketball–
Class 4A Regional at Bloomington–Normal Community 76, Danville 42; Normal West 47, Bradley-Bourbonnais 35

Boys High School Basketball–
Lincoln 69, Bloomington 67 (OT)
Normal West 58, Mahomet-Seymour 51
U-High 66, Decatur Eisenhower 43
Normal Community 54, Limestone 18
Dwight 74, Tri-Point 61
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 60, LeRoy 43

Wednesday’s schedule:

Men’s College Basketball–
Illinois State at Northern Iowa, 7 p.m.
North Park at Illinois Wesleyan, 7 p.m.

Women’s College Basketball–
Illinois Wesleyan at North Central, 7 p.m.

Girls High School Basketball–
Class 3A Regional at Pontiac–Washington vs. Prairie Central, 6 p.m.; Central Catholic vs. Pontiac, 7:30 p.m.
Class 3A Regional at Morton–Morton vs. U-High, 7:30 p.m.

Blogs

Is federal mobilization the answer?

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In these troubled times, to my fellow white Americans

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Workers’ Memorial Day – Remember those whose job took their life

Looking around our community, when we say employer, most will respond to State Farm, Country, or Illinois State University.   We too often forget those who are building our roads, serving our food, or our public employees. COVID-19 has made us more aware of the risk.  Going to work every day for some people means…

Everyone counts and you could make the difference

By Mike Matejka How many federal dollars will there be for road repairs?  To feed hungry families?  How many Illinois representatives will there be in Congress?  Are Illinois communities going to get their fair share? There’s only one way to ensure our community gets treated properly – answer the census. The every ten year U.S. census,…