Building Collapse Closes Champaign Streets

CHAMPAIGN – Investigators are looking into why a portion of a vacant commercial building collapsed in Champaign on Saturday afternoon.  Champaign Fire Department Public Information Officer Randy Smith says firefighters responded to the structure at 63 Chester Street at 5:47 p.m. The department says no one was hurt.  Upon arrival, Smith says firefighters reported the […]

Severe Storms Prompt Warnings Across Central Illinois

This is a severe weather blog for June 26, 2021. It will be updated throughout the afternoon. Updated at 6:52 p.m. Updated at 6:42 p.m. The National Weather Service extended the Tornado Watch until 9:00 PM CDT for Vermilion, Champaign, Moultrie and Douglas Counties.  Updated at 6:25 p.m. Updated at 6:05 p.m. Updated at 5:56 […]

News Special: Redistricting In Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – It happens once a decade. Political boundaries are redrawn. The impact is huge. It will dictate who represents you in congress, the Illinois legislature and many other offices. It will also help determine what government decisions are made. Still, many voters are unclear about the process and its importance. The new maps are […]

Rep. Davis: Biden, Dems Holding Infrastructure Bill ‘Hostage’

Central Illinois U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis says the Biden administration’s bipartisan deal on infrastructure isn’t really a deal at all. The Taylorville Republican said President Joe Biden and Democrats are holding the bill hostage by trying to pair it with a bill to pay for things like childcare and family leave. “That’s not negotiating, that’s not making […]