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President Trump files lawsuits in response to election results

Trump visits Arlington Cemetery on Veterans Day, 2020.
November 20, 2020

On Monday, Nov. 7,  former Vice President Joe Biden became the President-elect and President Donald Trump vowed to press onward with a series of legal battles, stirring allegations of voter fraud...

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine proven to be 94.5% effective

Moderna is estimating to begin vaccine distribution by the end of 2020.
November 18, 2020

On Monday, Nov. 16, Moderna announced that they had finished developing a vaccine that is 94.5% effective in combating COVID-19.  "These are obviously very exciting results. It's just as good as...

Joe Biden is projected winner of the presidential election

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris after Biden’s address to the nation.
November 14, 2020

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, U.S. citizens cast a mix of mail-in and in-person votes to select the next President and Vice President of the United States.  Former Vice President Joe Biden is currently the...

Illinois releases new COVID-19 regulations

Governor J.B. Pritzker announced on Friday, Nov. 13 that Illinois is on the verge of another shutdown as cases rise.
November 13, 2020

With the new spike of COVID-19 cases in the state of Illinois, Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH ) put a new set of COVID-19 procedures and regulations for the public...

Nigerians Continue the #EndSARS Movement

Protesters take a knee to honor lives lost to police brutality during a protest against SARS in Lagos.
Courtesy of Slate
"If you want to help keep your eye on the county."
November 9, 2020

On Sunday, Nov. 1, a small band of #EndSars protesters assembled at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and the Police Headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria, to revive protests against police brutality, weak...

Students Come Together to Celebrate Halloween through a Pumpkin Carving Contest

students carve and paint various pumpkin designs to celebrate Halloween during the pandemic
November 3, 2020

On Friday, Oct. 30, Red Devil Service Club and Peer Buddies worked together to host a pumpkin carving contest for Central students. Although they originally planned to host the event in person, the contest...

Local leisure hayride turns over, killing one and injuring 17

A hayride in rural Hancock County, Ill. overturned on Oct. 25, killing one and injuring 17.
November 3, 2020

On Saturday, Oct. 24, a hayride in Hancock County, Ill. overturned into a wooden ditch, killing one and injuring 17 passengers. The tractor driver lost control of the wheel and the trailer turned right,...

Fulton Market launches igloo domes for outdoor dining

Fulton Market in Chicago, Ill. has adapted to the ban on indoor dining by opening outdoor
November 3, 2020

On Friday, Oct. 16, five restaurants in Chicago’s West Loop Fulton Market launched igloo-like greenhouse structures to adjust and comply with the new COVID-19 indoor dining restrictions in Chicago. The...

New Zealand declares victory over COVID-19 once again

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she was certain New Zealand stopped the spread of the coronavirus but must be prepared if cases start to rise again.
November 1, 2020

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, New Zealand lifted the last of its COVID-19 restrictions in Auckland after ten days with no new cases. The government promises to now allow open gatherings and trips on public transit...

How COVID-19 has changed the 2020-2021 college application process

Many seniors have struggled with college applications as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused them to miss out on college visits and standardized testing.
October 27, 2020

As the Nov. 1 college application deadline approaches, seniors are overwhelmed as they try to finish their applications. Since the initial COVID-19 outbreak in March, adjustments to college application...

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