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    Absolute-Li

    by  • January 21, 2014 • Sports

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It will be Li Na against Eugenie Bouchard in one of the two women’s semifinals at the Australian Open. The fourth-seeded Li advanced with a 6-2, 6-2 win over No. 28 Flavia Pennetta. Li won the first five games of the match before reaching the semis for the fourth time...

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    Courier picks U.S. squad

    by  • January 21, 2014 • Sports

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. captain Jim Courier has named his U.S. Davis Cup team for its first-round matches against England in San Diego’s Petco Park later this month. John Isner and Sam Querrey will play singles against a British team led by Wimbledon champ Andy Murray. Bob and Mike Bryan comprise the American...

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    Grain bin fatality reported in Red Bud

    by  • January 20, 2014 • News

    A 44-year-old man died late Monday morning after falling into a grain bin in Red Bud. Emergency officials were called to Guebert Farms off Griggs Road, east of North Prairie Road. The victim has been identified as Jeffrey Guebert. Officials say the victim had been missing for approximately 30 minutes before it was discovered...

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    Dillard would roll back portion of gas tax

    by  • January 20, 2014 • News

    State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) would keep the per-gallon motor fuel tax in place, but would roll back 70 percent of the 5 percent state portion of the sales tax on gasoline. At today’s price ($3.39 average statewide), that would save consumers about 12 cents a gallon, assuming the saving is passed along to...

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