The Northern Illinois University football team remains ranked #14 in the latest BCS standings. The Huskies (12-0, 8-0 Mid-American Conference) will face MAC East Champions Bowling Green in the 2013 MAC Championship Game at Detroit's Ford Field on Friday, Dec. 6.
According to NIU Athletics:
***The Huskies are 12-0 for the first time in school history. NIU’s previous best undefeated mark was a 10-0 record in 1963 when the Huskies won the College Division National Championship.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to take up a case challenging a New York state law requiring online companies to collect state sales taxes, just like brick and mortar stores do. The Illinois Supreme Court recently rejected a similar tax law in the state.
Back in October, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled against a law forcing Internet retailers to collect Illinois’ sales tax. This applied to companies with "affiliates" in the state, like a website linking users to a product. Those affiliates get a share of sales.
Sunny is a woman just released from prison for attempting to kill her husband, a snake-handling preacher. Jackson is an anthropologist who falls in love with Sunny, but then joins her estranged husband to research religious snake handling.
This is the basic premise of Snakewoman of Little Egypt, a novel by Robert Hellenga.
Firefighters were called to ComEd for a fire in a large storage building in Rockford. The structure was already engulfed in flames when emergency crews responded Saturday night.
According to the Rockford Fire Department, firefighters took a defensive approach due to concerns the building would collapse. They were on the scene for five hours and the building and its contents are considered a total loss.