Illinois House Republicans Claim Initiatives Are Being Unfairly Stalled By Democrats

SPRINGFIELD — When Democrats in the Illinois House voted in a new Speaker in January, many lawmakers on both sides of the aisle were optimistic a new era would follow. But three months later, Republicans claim they’re still being treated unfairly by Democrats who hold supermajorities in both the Illinois House and Senate. Following the […]

217 Today: April 16, 2021

Friday, April 16, 2021 Today’s headlines: Video of the fatal Chicago police shooting of Adam Toledo shows the 13-year-old raising his arms above his head the moment he is shot. COVID-19 is seeing a new resurgence in Region 2 of Illinois. The president of OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria says his hospital is currently at […]

Fifty Years In, Oklahoma-Based River Corridor Faces Millions In Backlogged Repairs

TULSA, Okla. — When countries like China buy soybeans and grain, that journey might start in a port in the land-locked state of Oklahoma.  Farmers in states like Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and Colorado rely on a 445-mile water highway called the McClellan-Kerr Navigation System to ship their crops like soybeans and grain across the […]

Gunman Kills 8 At FedEx Warehouse In Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS  — A man opened fire inside a FedEx warehouse facility in Indianapolis late Thursday night, killing eight people and injuring five others. The suspect is believed to have shot himself and is among the nine dead, according to police. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police said in a statement that eight people were pronounced dead at the […]

Chicago Releases Video Showing Fatal Police Shooting Of 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo

Updated April 15, 2021 at 8:30 PM ET CHICAGO — Chicago has released video footage showing the fatal police shooting of Adam Toledo, more than two weeks after the 13-year-old was killed during a foot chase in the Little Village neighborhood. A graphic and disturbing video captures what police have described as an alleyway confrontation […]