Faith Leaders In McLean County Seek To Boost COVID Vaccinations

NORMAL — Surveys show white evangelicals, people of color and rural residents are among the most likely to refuse the COVID-19 vaccine. As vaccination rates drop, health officials are targeting those specific groups to encourage vaccination to get closer to herd immunity. They say you should talk to the people you trust if you have […]

217 Today: Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Today’s headlines: The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs says it’s working on a fix to allow veterans who got their COVID-19 shots at VA facilities to participate in Illinois’ vaccine lottery. A new plan that just passed in Springfield and a recent report from the State Board of Higher Education come […]

Former Congressman Shimkus Joins Lobbying Firm

URBANA – Former Illinois Congressman John Shimkus has signed on with a lobbying firm. Kit Bond Strategies, which has been newly renamed the KBS Group, announced Monday that the 63-year-old Shimkus has joined them as a principal. The firm was founded in 2011 by former Missouri governor and senator, Kit Bond. “Shaping public policy is […]