The Supreme Court Sides With NCAA Athletes In A Narrow Ruling

Faced with the prospect of reshaping college athletics, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a narrow but potentially transformative ruling Monday in a case that pitted college athletes against the NCAA. At issue in the case were NCAA rules that limit educational benefits for college players as part of their scholarships. The athletes maintained that the […]

217 Today: Monday, June 21, 2021

Monday, June 21, 2021 Today’s headlines: Six months after a state lawmaker went through prostate cancer treatment largely in private, he’s going public to encourage men to get checked. The Illinois General Assembly this spring approved a measure to allow people convicted of engaging in sex work to expunge their criminal records. Following state and […]

Farmers Find The Only Thing Harder Than Growing Hemp Is Selling It

PRATT, Kansas — This summer marks the third year that Kansans have grown hemp for industrial uses. Yet growing the less sexy cousin of the plant associated with getting high and some medicinal uses has proven riskier and more difficult than many farmers initially expected. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcur2/audio/2021/06/061521_BG_HempDisappoints_DIGITAL.mp3 Listen to this story here. Consequently, the number of licenses […]

Deaths From Overdose And Homicide Rising In Champaign County — And Illinois

CHAMPAIGN — Following state and national trends, Champaign County is seeing an uptick in drug overdose deaths and homicides. Over the past five years, the number of people who’ve died from a drug overdose — in both Champaign County and the state of Illinois — has roughly doubled.  Last year, 52 Champaign County residents died […]