Pritzker Issues Statewide Disaster Proclamation Amid Winter Storms

SPRINGFIELD — Dangerous sub-zero temperatures and massive snow accumulation across Illinois prompted Gov. JB Pritzker to issue a disaster proclamation for the entire state on Tuesday. “I have directed my administration to use all resources at our disposal to keep our communities safe amid dangerous and ongoing winter weather,” Pritzker said in the news release. […]

Census Bureau Won’t Have Numbers Until After State Deadlines

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers are required to draw new legislative and congressional district maps this year, but that process may be thrown into chaos because of delays in producing the census numbers needed to draw equal districts. The U.S. Census Bureau announced Friday that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other delays, it will not be able […]

Weather Causing Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Delays, State Says

SPRINGFIELD –  State officials have been notified that winter weather across much of the U.S. is causing delays in the delivery of COVID-19 vaccine shipments, according to a Tuesday release. “To help offset delayed vaccine deliveries, the State of Illinois proactively ordered vaccine to be delivered to its Strategic National Stockpile Receipt, Store, and Stage site […]

Snowy Weather Prompts Cancellations

URBANA — Central Illinois is under a Winter Storm Warning until 6 AM Tuesday, with snow accumulation forecast to total six to ten inches. Here’s a list of weather-related closings and cancellations: TUESDAY CLOSINGS:  Krannert Art Museum: Due to the weather, Krannert Art Museum is opening late at 1pm Tuesday. Urbana Park District: Due to […]

Snowplow Crews Labor To Clear Snow From C-U Streets

URBANA – Local governments in the Champaign-Urbana area all have crews out, working to clear streets of the snow that fell on central Illinois Monday and Monday night. Public Works staff with both Champaign and Urbana began work on keeping the roads clear on Sunday night, during the first wave of snowfall.  Crews give priority […]