Central Illinois Faces Friday Afternoon Storms, Tornadoes and Floods

Updated Friday at 10:50 p.m. Updated Friday at 10:22 p.m. Updated Friday at 8:56 p.m. Updated Friday at 8:52 p.m. Updated Friday at 8:32 p.m. Updated Friday at 8:21 p.m. Updated Friday at 8:18 p.m. Updated Friday at 8:00 p.m. There are no reports of major damage or injuries after a brief tornado in Central […]

States Ending Their Pandemic Emergency Declarations Surrender Extra Food Stamp Money

As states like Kansas and Oklahoma let their emergency declarations run out, they effectively take a pass on extra federal help with food stamps. Nearly one in five families struggled to afford food at the height of the pandemic. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) allotments were maxed out to reduce food insecurity.  But with increasing vaccination rates […]

217 Today: Friday, June 25, 2021

Friday, June 25, 2021 Today’s headlines: State Democratic leaders are touting a Wall Street agency bumping Illinois’ credit rating outlook from negative to positive this week as the state continues to recover from the COVID-19 recession. In May of last year, Champaign County home sales were at their lowest point due to the COVID-19 pandemic, […]