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News Around Illinois – June 9, 2020

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Remnants of Cristobal Will Bring Winds And Heavy Rains To Illinois Tropical Storm Cristobal could soon renew its strength by merging with another storm system to form a large cyclone. After drenching much of the South, forecasters now expect the storm to bring fierce winds and heavy rain to much of the Midwest by Tuesday. […]

Urbana Launches ‘Solidarity Gardens’ To Fight Food Insecurity During Pandemic

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URBANA – Cunningham Township in Urbana launched a new city-wide gardening initiative last week to help fight food insecurity in the wake of COVID-19 — and as the pandemic may extend into the fall. The grassroots program, called Solidarity Gardens, is inviting individuals and local organizations to adopt a gardening plot to grow their own […]

University Of Illinois Releases Draft Plan For Returning To Campus In Fall 2020

University of Illinois

CHAMPAIGN – As the state moves through Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan, officials at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign say it’s unlikely that full in-person classes will return in the fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, a task force in charge of planning out strategies for a return to campus is […]