Actor Jussie Smollett Faces 6 New Charges In Chicago CHICAGO – Actor Jussie Smollett has been indicted for a second time on charges of lying to police about a racist and anti-gay attack he allegedly staged on himself last year in downtown Chicago. The indictment came from a special prosecutor who was appointed after Cook […]
CHAMPAIGN – A candidate’s forum in Champaign Monday night featured the two Democrats competing for the chance to challenge 13th District U.S. Representative Rodney Davis in November. Betsy Dirksen Londrigan lost to Davis by a less than one percent margin in 2018. The Springfield resident said she’s continuing her campaign on issues like healthcare and […]
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Central Illinois, including Champaign-Urbana, Danville and Decatur. It is in effect Wednesday 11:00 a.m.-Thursday 10:00 a.m. Meteorologists are predicting the area will receive 4-to-6 inches of snow. Snowfall will be at its heaviest on Wednesday night. The advisory area includes Champaign, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, […]
When Ralph Gray transferred from one prison in Illinois to another, he didn’t know the move would mean sacrificing access to an education. Gray guessed he was 16 credits shy of receiving an associates degree from Lake Land College, a community college that offers classes in several prisons in Illinois, when he left Western Illinois […]
State public health officials announced Tuesday that Illinois has become the first to conduct in-state testing for the 2019 novel coronavirus. Since mid-January, travelers coming from Wuhan, China, have been directed through one of five airports equipped to conduct screening, including O’Hare airport in Chicago. Travelers from Hubei province and other parts of mainland China may […]
After Iowa’s debacle, the Democratic presidential nominating contest has moved to New Hampshire. Follow NPR’s coverage.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – For the past two weeks of a federal trial brought by Missouri’s largest peach farm against German agribusiness giants Bayer and BASF, the focus has been on the weed killer dicamba.
Zach Stafford has never taken a carriage horse ride in St. Louis — but he’s spent a lot of time thinking about these animals. “I’ve always wondered, is…
Western Illinois University said it will receive $8.9 million in state money to re-start plans to build the Center for Performing Arts (CPA) in Macomb….
Students sit-in to demand the return of school leaders. Five investigations are underway at the school, some involving sexual misconduct.