COVID-19 Vaccination Walk-In Clinics Scheduled Thursday & Friday

CHAMPAIGN – People in Champaign and Macon counties are welcome to receive COVID-19 vaccines at clinics in Champaign on Thursday and Decatur on Friday. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District will hold a free walk-in vaccine clinic at Salem Baptist Church in the 5th & Hill Neighborhood of Champaign on Thursday from 2:00 to 6:30 p.m. […]

Senate Committee Advances Bills On Sex Ed, Decriminalizing HIV Transmission

Illinois State Senate

SPRINGFIELD – Legislation that would overhaul sex education in Illinois and a measure to decriminalize the transmission of HIV were among several bills that passed the Senate Executive Committee Wednesday. The committee, following a long and contentious debate, advanced legislation that would require public schools to teach sex ed by July 2023. Senate Bill 818 and […]

Illinois House Votes To Endorse ‘Abolition Amendment,’ D.C. Statehood

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House voted Wednesday to endorse a proposed U.S. constitutional amendment that would finally eliminate what some see as the last vestige of slavery in the United States – forced labor by people convicted of crimes and sentenced to prison. House Joint Resolution 7, by Rep. Mary Flowers, D-Chicago, calls for passage […]

Link Between Mental Illness And Mass Violence Is Weak But Stigma Persists

INDIANAPOLIS — After every mass violence incident, Barbara Thompson sees a pattern. “You almost always hear that the people think that there was something wrong — that this person had a mental illness,” said Thompson, who is the executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Indiana. “And so it becomes something really […]