Well-Fitted, Layered Cloth Masks Rival Surgical Masks, Research Suggests

URBANA – When choosing a mask or face covering to wear during the pandemic, research from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign suggests that a well-fitted mask made of two layers of a breathable material can be nearly as effective as a surgical mask at blocking respiratory droplets, which are released when people cough, sneeze […]

2020 Champaign County Pride Fest Seeks To Make An Impact Online

URBANA — The 2020 Champaign County Pride Fest joins a long list of events that have had to move online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What used to consist of parades, drag shows, film screenings, and other live events, has now become virtual workshops, Zoom sessions and online discussion panels. The slogan for this year’s […]

Justice Ginsburg Lies In State At U.S. Capitol

The late Supreme Court justice is the first woman to be given that honor. Watch the ceremony held by members of Congress, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, beginning at 10 a.m. ET.

Book Explores Former Gov. George Ryan’s Reasons For Halting Death Penalty

As an Illinois legislator, George Ryan believed the state’s death penalty was an effective means of deterring crime and punishing those convicted of the most heinous wrongdoing. On the day he was sworn in as governor in 1988, Ryan took note of a series of stories published in the Chicago Tribune detailing flaws in the […]

State Senate GOP Outlines Ethics Package

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Senate Republicans unveiled a package of ethics proposals Thursday which they say is targeted to stop the type of corruption that has led to the indictment of four legislative Democrats in recent months. “Today we’re introducing a legislative package that targets corruption by focusing on two distinct areas: enhancing the state’s ability […]