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The head of the Illinois High School Association says political pressure may have helped prompt state public health officials and the Pritzker administration to allow basketball and other high-risk sports to resume.

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The start of high school basketball in central Illinois is on the horizon, and a timetable has been set for football, volleyball, soccer and other sports.

Unit 5 district offices
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Unit 5 students made a good transition back to hybrid learning after the holiday break, according to district administrators.

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One of the largest annual sporting events in McLean County, the State Farm Holiday Classic basketball tournament, has been canceled due to concerns over the pandemic.

Fans watching football game at Lexington High School
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Illinois high schools have sharply scaled back practices in response to new health data as their sports seasons remain in jeopardy during the pandemic.

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Two of Bloomington-Normal's longest serving school athletic directors are calling it quits after this school year.

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Jeff Smudde

The Illinois High School Association has scrapped a controversial plan to shift its playoff and scheduling format for football starting in 2021.