Friday 1-7pm: Heat Advisory Issued For Central/Southern IL

URBANA – The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a Heat Advisory tomorrow from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for central and southern Illinois. Heat indices are expected to peak at 104 degrees tomorrow in Champaign.  According to the National Weather Service, The heat index, also known as the apparent temperature, is what the temperature […]

Vaccinated Illinoisans Automatically Entered Into $10 Million Lottery

SPRINGFIELD – Any vaccinated Illinoisan will be automatically entered into a lottery for $10 million in prizes without having to take any extra steps to enter. Gov. JB Pritzker announced the “all in for the win” vaccine lottery at an event in Chicago, noting it would award $7 million in cash prizes for adults 18 […]

After 18 Exonerations, John Hanlon To Retire From Illinois Innocence Project

SPRINGFIELD — When John Hanlon started his career as a lawyer in 1983, he knew of only one case where an innocent person had been cleared of a crime: Sam Shepphard, the Ohio physician exonerated in 1966 of killing his wife. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/s402/audio/2021/06/innocenceproj-si-61621.mp3 Listen to this story here. “When we got a case to work, it […]

217 Today: Thursday, June 17, 2021

Thursday, June 17, 2021 Today’s headlines: The Illinois House Wednesday approved sweeping gun legislation expanding mandated background checks to person-to-person gun sales. Illinois’ budget beginning July 1 will include automatic cost of living adjustments for state lawmakers, and a class-action lawsuit filed by a former Republican House member could open the door to the state having to […]

Organizers In Champaign County Prepare For Juneteenth

CHAMPAIGN – Organizers throughout Champaign County say Juneteenth is about history, but also about bringing attention to systemic issues that the African American community still faces. Juneteenth, which falls on June 19, is also now an official state holiday, after Gov. JB Pritzker signed legislation on Wednesday. Rantoul resident Debbra Sweat was having coffee with […]