Illinois Economy Stalls In November: Flash Index

Illinois’ economic recovery stalled last month, according to the University of Illinois Flash Index. The Flash Index measured the state’s economy at 95.6 for both October and November, bringing a pause to five months of steady improvement. “What we’re basically, is treading water this month, in terms of recovery from the spring crisis,” said University […]

C-U Native Somi Discusses Grammy Nomination, Short Film

URBANA — Vocalist and composer Somi grew up in Champaign-Urbana, and her mother still lives here. Somi was in St. Louis working on a theater project when the pandemic forced it into hiatus. Rather than fly back to her home in New York City, the early epicenter of the pandemic, she drove three hours to […]

Today Is Deadline For Illinois Cities To Apply For Federal Aid

SPRINGFIELD — Hundreds of Illinois cities are eligible to apply for federal relief from the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration says. Local government officials have until Dec. 1 to to submit applications.  Local CURE funds were approved in the congressional relief package last spring. Public health and public safety spending, COVID-19 testing and contact […]