Football’s first week produced wild entertainment, jaw-dropping outcomes

The Nashville Hornets’ fourth-quarter comeback from a 20-point deficit to beat Carlyle on Friday was only one of several wild and crazy finishes to Week 1 football games in the metro-east. East St. Louis posted a dominant win against Providence Catholic in Chicago and former NFL punter Craig Hentrich will have his high school jersey retired Saturday night by the Marquette Explorers.

County leaders must punch time clock

County leaders now need to submit time sheets proving they work 1,000 hours a year to participate in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. The law just signed by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner tightens public pension rules that local elected leaders have abused for decades.

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Cancer patients get pinpoint radiation treatments from new machine

The $4 million Trubeam machine can deliver high doses of radiation to very small spots, so cancer patients do not have to suffer damage to tissue near their tumors. The machine recently went online at the Cancer Treatment Center in Swansea. The center is a joint venture of St. Elizabeth's and Memorial hospitals.
Steve Nagy snagy@bnd.com
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Cancer patients get pinpoint radiation treatments from new machine

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