After Blast, Hendrick House Residents Moving Back In

This is a developing story. It will be updated as we learn new details. UPDATE: 56 summer residents are moving back into Hendrick House at the University of Illinois — ten days after an explosion forced them to evacuate. Management for the privately-owned residence hall announced on social media Wednesday that the city of Urbana had […]

Improving Broadband Service is County Board’s Study Session Topic

URBANA – The Champaign County Board is getting ready to study ways to improve local broadband.  That includes a Finance Committee-of-the-Whole study session Tuesday evening, June 29, beginning at 6 PM at the county’s Brookens Administrative Center in Urbana. The county board is considering spending some of Champaign County’s more than $40 million in American […]

217 Today: Monday, June 28, 2021

Monday, June 28, 2021 Today’s headlines: Cleanup continues after a portion of a historic building in Champaign collapsed over the weekend. The General Assembly this spring approved a measure that would allow pharmacists to hand out hormonal birth control to a patient who has not seen a doctor. New research from the University of Illinois explores […]

Ethanol Industry Banks On Carbon Capture To Slow Climate Change, But Researchers Have Doubts

The Biden administration plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions significantly over the next decade. Renewable fuels are part of the plan, but some researchers say ethanol doesn’t help that much. The ethanol industry says steps it’s taking could make it more of a player in slowing climate change.   https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcur2/audio/2021/06/0623ETHANOLCO2.mp3 Listen to this story here. President […]