U Of I Launches COVID-19 Database, Reports More Than 300 Positive Cases In Past Week

URBANA – The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign launched a public database Monday, which reports how many saliva-based COVID-19 tests are being performed on the campus each day — and how many positive cases have been identified. Out of 50,945 tests run on students, faculty and staff from Aug. 17 through Aug. 23, 311 positive […]

U Of I Students Hopeful COVID-19 Testing Will Curb Outbreaks

URBANA –  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign begins its fall semester today, with tens of thousands of students back on campus for a mix of in-person and online classes. Things look different around campus, with students, faculty and staff expected to wear masks, practice social distancing and get tested for COVID-19 twice a week. […]

Ray LaHood Confirms Endorsement Of Biden

PEORIA – Former Peoria Republican congressman Ray LaHood confirmed Monday he is endorsing Democratic nominee Joe Biden in November’s presidential election. LaHood served as U.S. secretary of transportation during President Barack Obama’s first term and worked closely with then-Vice President Biden. “We became friends,” LaHood said Monday. “I admire his leadership. I admire his years […]

News Around Illinois – Aug. 24, 2020

Illinois Low Census Response Puts Federal Dollars At Risk CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — A low census response rate in southern Illinois is putting millions of federal dollars for infrastructure improvements, education and social service programs at risk. As of Monday, only about 46% of Carbondale households had responded to the 2020 census survey, The Southern Illinoisan […]