Senate Adjourns With No Energy Deal, But Harmon ‘Confident’ One Is Still Near

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate adjourned Tuesday without calling a comprehensive energy regulatory reform package for a vote. After adjournment, Senate President Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, made a statement similar to one he made June 1 after the Senate failed to call an energy bill for a vote ahead of the regular session adjournment. “There […]

How A Hospital And A School District Teamed Up To Help Kids In Emotional Crisis

Updated June 11, 2021 at 11:30 PM ET In 2019, the Rockville Centre school district in Long Island, N.Y., was shaken by a string of student deaths, including the suicides of a recent graduate and a current student. “When you get these losses, one after the other, you almost can’t get traction on normalcy,” says […]

217 Today: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Today’s headlines: Illinois Senate President Don Harmon says he thinks lawmakers are close to a compromise on a massive energy proposal. Health officials are warning residents in northern Illinois to stay away from potentially dangerous debris after a chemical fire Monday. Artists from the Champaign-Urbana area will once against be showcased […]

Champaign County’s Boneyard Arts Festival Bounces Back

CHAMPAIGN – Artists from the Champaign-Urbana area will once again be showcased at the 19th annual Boneyard Arts Festival, June 18-20, named for the creek that runs through Champaign and Urbana.  It’s a comeback for the festival, which was limited to a virtual edition last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Artists will be showing […]