Illinois To Enter Phase 5, Full Reopening

SPRINGFIELD – Starting Friday, Illinois will be in Phase 5 of the COVID-19 reopening plan, meaning businesses and organizations can resume normal activity, although some limited restrictions will remain in place. Under Phase 5 guidelines, capacity limits are being lifted for both indoor and outdoor activities while people who have been fully vaccinated are no longer […]

217 Today: Thursday June 10, 2021

Thursday June 10, 2021 Today’s headlines: Just days after Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed off on new legislative district boundary maps drawn by Democratic lawmakers, Illinois Republicans sued over the new maps in federal court Wednesday. The sponsor of the Keystone XL oil pipeline says it’s pulling the plug on the contentious project. But the rest […]

Champaign Clinic Aims to Spread Awareness of LGBTQ Mental Health

CHAMPAIGN – Many LGBTQ individuals experience issues such as prejudice and healthcare barriers, contributing to higher rates of mental illness among this community than the general population, according to nurse practitioner Kate Srikant. Individuals often feel isolated, or that healthcare providers don’t understand their struggles, Srikant says. Data from the advocacy group Mental Health America […]

In This Video Game, Anyone Can Be A Farmer

Harley Hand often starts his day by getting in a combine and heading out to one of his fields. But it’s not a real combine, field or farm. He is one of several people who make a living playing the game Farm Simulator and streaming the game on platforms including Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. “First, […]