GOP Members Hope To Block New Teacher Standards

Rotunda of Illinois State Capitol

SPRINGFIELD – Republican Illinois state lawmakers are pushing back on proposed new standards for teachers and administrators that are scheduled for a hearing before a legislative rulemaking committee later this month. Supporters of the proposed “Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards” say they’re merely an attempt to make sure that all educators are trained in […]

How Criminal Justice Bill Would Overhaul Officer Certification

SPRINGFIELD – A criminal justice package that passed both chambers of the General Assembly last month contains provisions that would grant the state increased power over police discipline and standards of conduct starting in 2022. The omnibus package, which was backed by Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul, has not yet arrived at the desk of Gov. […]

Illinois Expected To Top 1M COVID-19 Vaccinations

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois public health officials said they expected COVID-19 vaccinations to top 1 million by the end of Monday, even as the state struggles to get more doses and fends off criticism it is moving too slowly. The Illinois Department of Public Health reported that it has received more than 1.8 million doses of […]

Ask The Newsroom: Electricity Moratorium, Non-Compliancy, Contact Tracing And More

The Illinois Newsroom team is answering questions from listeners to navigate this unprecedented time. Have a question you want answered? Ask here. Please note, the information is accurate as of Feb. 1, 2021. In today’s edition of “Ask the Newsroom,” we sought answers regarding… Electricity Nonpayment Q: Can my electricity be turned off due to nonpayment? […]

Wisconsin Keeps Illini Women Winless In Big Ten 69-57

MADISON — Things looked good for the Illini women’s basketball team after 8 minutes of play in yesterday’s 69-57 loss at Wisconsin. Illinois led 17-12, and Janae Terry had already scored ten points. Then the bottom fell out. The Illini didn’t score another field goal for 12 minutes, and the Badgers outscored them 24-5 during […]