Champaign County Expands Early Voting

CHAMPAIGN – As early voting continues for the March 17 Illinois Primary, Champaign County is opening seven additional early voting locations on Monday, March 8, in Champaign, Rantoul, Tolono, Mahomet and St. Joseph. Two other early voting locations opened a week earlier on the University of Illinois campus. Champaign County Clerk Aaron Ammons says he […]

News Around Illinois – March 9, 2020

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Lawmakers Okay SNAP Participants To Use Benefits Online SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House passed legislation this week meant to let recipients of food aid use their benefits online. Representative Anne Stava-Murray (D-Naperville) says not being able to spend food assistance on the web has directly hurt her constituents. “It really has been a struggle in my […]

Illinois: 1st COVID-19 Community Transmission Case, 7 Total

In this image from a scanning electron microscope, the new coronavirus is in orange.

CHICAGO — Health officials say a Chicago resident who has been hospitalized in serious condition is believed to be the first case community transmission of COVID-19 in Illinois. [perfectpullquote align=”right” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Click here for more coronavirus coverage & resources[/perfectpullquote] The case announced Sunday at a news conference is the seventh overall […]

Ill. Early Voting Slow, Boost From COVID-19 Fears Possible

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SPRINGFIELD — Early voting in Illinois for the March 17 primary is off to a slow start. But elections officials expect it to top the 520,000 early ballots cast in 2016. Two phenomena could play a role. Former Vice President Joe Biden’s dramatic comeback this past week in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination […]