Tim Killeen, the president of the University of Illinois system, talked with The 21st about the university’s response to COVID-19, a significant hit on its finances, and what comes next for higher education in an age of pandemic.
Illinois Reports Highest Number Of New COVID-19 Cases In One Day CHICAGO — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 2,049 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday. That’s the highest number of positive cases of COVID-19 the state has seen in one day. Gov. J.B. Pritzker says the high case numbers could be a result of […]
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This story was originally published in English on April 21 and was translated through a partnership with America Amplified.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois House Republicans on Tuesday suggested ways to slowly reopen businesses and relax restrictions on public interaction as the threat from COVID-19 potentially recedes. With Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order scheduled to expire April 30, GOP lawmakers are seeking relief for a devastated economy and frustrated constituents. Rep. Mark Batinick of Plainfield said he hoped […]
Both Champaign and Macon counties received a less-than-perfect grade for air pollution in a new report from the American Lung Association. The group released its 2020 State of the Air report Tuesday, which ranks cities and counties based on their levels of air pollution. The report found that between 2016 and 2018, more U.S. cities […]
This year, the University of Illinois is updating its climate action plan for the first time since 2015. In celebration of Earth Week, the university is releasing a draft of the plan Thursday. The main goal of the Illinois Climate Action Plan, or iCAP, is for the university campus to become carbon neutral by 2050. […]
It’s planting season across much of the United States, and for some farmers who rely on foreign guest workers for help in the fields, the pandemic is…