North Central and Aurora both play at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament in men’s basketball.,North Central hosts Chatham (Pa.), while Aurora is at Augustana.,... Judson’s Emylyn Wright was named to the CCAC All-Conference Team in women’s basketball.,... Aurora’s Terrell Wilson (men’s basketball) and Justin Yost (men’s volleyball) were selected NACC Athletes of the Week.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s budget proposal includes several new taxes or tax hikes, part of a spending plan that includes more than $1 billion in new revenues.,A bag tax already exists in several municipalities including Chicago, which could be exempted under Pritzker’s proposal.,The state tax would generate between $19 million and $23 million, the administration estimates, depending in part on whether Chicago claims an exemption.,Estimated revenue: $10 million
The $1.98 state tax on a pack of cigarettes would be raised to $2.30.,The graduated-rate tax was a theme of Pritzker’s campaign and has been his answer to the fiscal problems facing the state — from coping with its massive pension debt to curbing ever skyrocketing property taxes.