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Coin toss to determine next leader of Illinois village

COLP, Ill. (AP) — The next village president in a southern Illinois community will be decided by a coin toss. The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale says (http://bit.ly/2nN6zWp ) Tammy O’Daniell-Howell and Bryan Riekena each received 11 votes last Tuesday in Colp. Williamson County Clerk Amanda Barnes says the tie will be broken on April 20. Illinois law calls for such ties to be settled by a coin flip. O’Daniell-Howell is a lifelong resident of Colp and has been the village clerk since 2009. Riekena describes his occupation as “geek.” He attended Southern Illinois University on a swimming scholarship. He...

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Health bill vote delayed in House in setback to Trump, Ryan

WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test. The decision came after Trump, who ran as a master dealmaker, failed to reach agreement with a bloc of rebellious conservatives. Moderate-leaning Republican lawmakers were also bailing on the legislation, leaving it short of votes. The bill could still come to a vote in coming days, but canceling Thursday’s vote was a significant defeat. It came on the seven-year anniversary...

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NFL owners mull cut of regular-season overtime to 10 minutes

BY BARRY WILNER NEW YORK (AP) — NFL owners will consider proposals next week to cut regular-season overtime from 15 minutes to 10; eliminate players leaping over the line of scrimmage on kick plays; and expansion of coaches’ challenges and what can be reviewed by officials. In what promises to be a busy annual meeting next week in Phoenix that will include discussing the Raiders’ potential relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas, the 32 owners also will vote on changing the mechanics on replay reviews and other items intended to reduce downtime during games. The Eagles proposed four rules...

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Edinburg City Council investigates Council Member

This evening Edinburg councilmen decided not to vote in a case where a city council member Omar Jasso Jr allegedly receive profits of thousands of dollars through his recycling company. According to 6 checks listed on the city’s website, Jasso received up to $18,634 through the Santa Anita recycling center which he partly owns along with two other people. According to a city ordinance, anyone employed by the city benefiting from a contract shall “render the contract voidable by the city mayor or the city council” Today council members dropped the issue without a vote after Jasso said he...

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