With Black Women At Highest Risk of Maternal Death, Some States Extending Medicaid

When a woman dies during pregnancy or within a year of childbirth in Illinois, that’s considered a maternal death. Karen Tabb Dina reviews cases like this in the state of Illinois. She’s a maternal health researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who serves on a state-level committee that’s trying to figure out what’s […]

Funeral Service And Procession Confirmed For Champaign Officer

CHAMPAIGN – A police officer killed in the line of duty will be laid to rest on Wednesday according to the Champaign Police Department. Officer Chris Oberheim was shot on May 19 during an apartment complex shootout. A second officer, Jeffrey Creel, was wounded by the alleged suspect as the officers responded to a report […]

217 Today: Tuesday May 25, 2021

Tuesday May 25, 2021 Today’s headlines: Champaign Police Officer Chris Oberheim, who was killed last week, will be laid to rest Wednesday. Illinois higher education institutions are getting emergency relief funding from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. April home sales were up sharply from a year ago in Illinois, while rising more modestly in […]

Home Sales Rise In April, But Tight Inventory Still Hampers

CHAMPAIGN – April home sales were up sharply from a year ago in Illinois, while rising more modestly in Champaign County. The Champaign County Association of Realtors reports 272 homes were sold in the Champaign County area in April, a 3.42% increase over the 263 homes sold in April, 2020. But statewide, home sales increased […]