As Vaccination Rates Decline, Some Central Illinois Employers Look To Incentives

DANVILLE, Ill. – In the Danville Stadium parking lot on Two-Dollar Tuesday this week, National Guard members filled out brand-new COVID-19 vaccination cards. In exchange for getting the vaccine, residents received a coupon for a free hotdog and a non-alcoholic drink.  Almost half of all Illinois residents are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. But some […]

Illinois Bill Requiring Asian American History Education to Address Hate, Discrimination

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois could become the first state to require public schools to teach the history of Asian Americans, a community that reported an increase in anti-Asian hate incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History, or TEAACH Act, would require Illinois K-12 public schools to teach a unit of Asian […]

217 Today: Thursday, June 24, 2021

Thursday, June 24, 2021 Today’s headlines: Some Democrats in the Illinois Senate are beginning to push for allowing non-citizens to vote in local school board elections. When schools in Illinois re-open for the new school year, they’ll still have to take precautions against the coronavirus. Illinois could become the first state to require the teaching […]

Dynegy Agrees To Move Coal Ash From Detention Ponds Near Middle Fork

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OAKWOOD — Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Vermilion County State’s Attorney Jacqueline Lacy announced on Tuesday they were suing Dynegy Midwest Generation over the disposal of coal ash at the shuttered Vermilion Power Station. That coal ash has been in retention ponds near the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River. Later that day, Raoul […]