Two Dead, Including Champaign Police Officer, After Early Morning Shooting

CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign police officer and a city resident have both died after being shot when police responded to a domestic disturbance early Wednesday morning. 44-year-old Chris Oberheim was one of two officers that responded to a call for assistance on North Neil Street shortly after 3:00 a.m. Wednesday. Champaign Police say when officers […]

Drag Performers Embrace Virtual Shows Amid Pandemic

URBANA – In a small room on the second floor of local drag king Spank Knightly’s house lies a homemade production space.  It includes a green screen, lights clamped onto broomsticks that are taped onto chairs, and a prop he calls a “bleeding canvas” because it turns red when it comes in contact with water. Listen […]

217 Today: Wednesday May 19, 2021

Wednesday May 19, 2021 Today’s headlines: A lawsuit filed by 22 Illinois school districts alleges Gov. JB Pritzker is not doing enough to emphasize spending on education. The ACLU of Illinois says a Black member of the Eastern Illinois University men’s swim team is ending a lawsuit filed against police officers who mistakenly detained him. […]