Twins beat White Sox to open 5-game AL Central lead

MINNEAPOLIS — José Berríos pitched into the eighth inning to win his second straight start, Mitch Garver hit a go-ahead double and the Minnesota Twins rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 Monday night.

Here’s a link to the story at the Southern Illinoisan.

Jerry Kill leaving SIU for position at Virginia Tech; Liz Jarnigan named athletic director

CARBONDALE — Jerry Kill called a full staff meeting for 10 a.m. Monday, and calmly told them he was on the move again.

Here’s a link to the story at the Southern Illinoisan.

Ozuna’s home run, double power Cards past Nationals

ST. LOUIS — Marcell Ozuna drove in four runs with a home run and double and threw a Washington runner out at the plate Monday night as the Cardinals defeated the Nationals 4-2 at Busch Stadium.

Here’s a link to the story at the Southern Illinoisan.

Schwarber homers, makes diving catch as Cubs beat Reds

CHICAGO — Kyle Schwarber hit a three-run homer and made a diving catch in left field, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory.

Here’s a link to the story at the Southern Illinoisan.

Man indicted on murder in Illinois state trooper’s death

A 45-year-old man has been indicted on first-degree murder in the death of an Illinois state trooper.

Here’s a link to the story at the Southern Illinoisan.

Trial set for December for Harrisburg man accused of murder in wife’s 2016 death

HARRISBURG — Despite his efforts to withdraw as counsel for a Saline County man accused of murder, Duane Verity will be Brian Burns’ defense attorney after all.

Here’s a link to the story at the Southern Illinoisan.

Illinois Attorney General files another lawsuit accusing drug companies of deceptive marketing in opioid sales

The Illinois Attorney General’s office has filed another lawsuit against several drug companies alleging they used deceptive marketing practices to sell opioids.

Here’s a link to the story at Illinois News Network.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to lead hunting party to Illinois looking to bag businesses

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is planning a series of trips to Illinois to convince businesses to move to the Sunshine State.

Here’s a link to the story at Illinois News Network.

Report: Illinois lost $310 billion in income to outmigration since 2000

When people leave the state, they take their paychecks with them and since 2000, Illinois has lost hundreds of billions of dollars in spending power as a result.

Here’s a link to the story at Illinois News Network.

Op-Ed: Only in Illinois: Wife of indicted political boss will hold highest judicial post in the state

Illinois Supreme Court Justices chose Anne Burke as their chief on Sept. 10. One could almost hear the gears turning on the Chicago machine, a hobbled but still functioning apparatus now in the sights of federal investigators.

Here’s a link to the editorial at Illinois News Network.

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