Hurricane Laura Losses Include 10 Deaths, Up To $12 Billion

Hurricane Laura unleashed terrible winds on the Louisiana coast, but its effects are “looking relatively tame from an economic perspective” – especially when compared with other powerful storms, according to an early analysis by Moody’s Analytics. Laura is blamed for at least 10 deaths, including five people who died from carbon monoxide poisoning — at least […]

News Around Illinois – Aug. 28, 2020

Attorney: R&B Singer R Kelly Attacked In Federal Detention CHICAGO (AP) — The lawyer for R. Kelly said Thursday the R&B singer, who is awaiting trial on child pornography and other charges, was assaulted by a fellow detainee at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago. Attorney Steve Greenberg revealed in a tweet that he learned […]

GOP Proposal Would Make Several Champaign County Offices Appointed

Three elected offices in Champaign County government would be changed to appointed ones — and a fourth office would be scaled back — under a proposal unveiled Thursday by a group of Champaign County Republicans. Champaign County’s elected recorder would become an appointed post, and the elected treasurer and auditor would be merged, along with […]