LGBTQ Pride Flies High In Urbana

URBANA – On Monday, Joanne Geigner helped raise the rainbow flag above the Urbana City Building.  She is part of Uniting Pride, which advocates for Champaign County’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities. Geigner is also the mother of a transgender son. She says the flag’s visibility sends a message to community members who may […]

State Supreme Court Pauses Transition To New Appellate Districts

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Supreme Court will delay its transition to implement new appellate court boundaries that were created by a recently approved judicial district map until further notice. “Appeals and other matters shall continue to be filed in the judicial districts as they existed on June 3, 2021, until further order of the Court,” […]

New Study Reveals Pandemic-Related Changes’ Effects On STEM Students

CHAMPAIGN – A new study of 182 students in a biology course at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign last spring shows that marginalized students don’t necessarily become demotivated under pandemic-related stress. This is in contrast to concerns that arose suggesting underrepresented students would crack under pressure and drop out of college.  Illinois Newsroom student journalist Carolina […]

217 Today: Monday June 7, 2021

Monday June 7, 2021 Today’s headlines: Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law legislative district maps to govern elections for the next 10 years.  Champaign County is reporting a new death from COVID-19. The public health department says a man in his 80s is the 149th person to die from the illness. There are 122 active cases […]