Bills Would Allow Lawmakers To Meet, Vote Remotely

State Capitol of Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – Two lawmakers have introduced legislation that would allow the General Assembly to meet and vote remotely during a pandemic or other emergency that makes in-person meetings dangerous. Rep. Ann Williams and Sen. Robert Martwick, both Chicago Democrats, filed the legislation Monday, saying the current inability to conduct business remotely has hindered lawmakers’ ability to […]

Bielema Introduced As New U Of I Football Coach

CHAMPAIGN — Two days after hiring Bret Bielema as new head football coach, the University of Illinois introduced him at a virtual news conference Monday afternoon. Listen to Bret Bielema’s introductory news conference here. Bielema says one of his top priorities will be keeping the top high school football players in the state from going […]

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ On Side Effects, Immunocompromised And More

Click here to read this in Spanish. As COVID-19 vaccines arrive in cities across the country, questions are pouring into our network of newsrooms about the vaccination process. People have concerns about side effects, when they will be eligible to receive it and the vaccine’s impact on immunocompromised people. As the national vaccination process begins, America Amplified […]

Illini ‘Foul Up’ At Rutgers 91-88

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Most of the time, if you shoot 54 percent from the field, score 88 points, and have five players score in double figures, you’ll win the game. But that wasn’t the case for #13 Illinois on Sunday, as they fell 91-88 at #19 Rutgers in Big Ten conference play. Illinois coach Brad […]

Christmas Comes To Champaign, But Without Annual Community Dinner

The annual Community Christmas Dinner in Champaign will not be held this year. But it wasn’t the coronavirus that canceled it. No doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic would have canceled the event, which served a free Christmas Day dinner to hundreds of guests at Champaign’s First Christian Church. But organizer Lynne Barnes says they had announced […]