One Dead, 4 Injured, In Afternoon Shooting At Champaign American Legion Post

This is a developing story. It will be updated as we learn new details. CHAMPAIGN – Champaign Police say a 17-year-old male was killed and four other people were wounded Friday afternoon, in a shooting at a large post-funeral gathering for a previous shooting victim at the American Legion Post 559 on Hickory Street on […]

Illinois DCFS Enhances Training To Support LGBTQ+ Youth In Foster Care

SPRINGFIELD — A 2019 study found that about 30% of youth living in foster care identify as LGBTQ+ compared to about 11% not in foster care. LGBTQ+ youth in care are also at higher risk for abuse and harassment.  To address this issue, the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services is enhancing training and […]

217 Today: Friday, July 2, 2021

Friday July 2, 2021 Today’s headlines: Drivers in Illinois will no longer have their licenses suspended because of unpaid fines, under a law that took effect Thursday. A Bloomington attorney and Lincoln scholar is giving an 1854 letter Lincoln wrote to a Peoria Attorney to the Abraham Lincoln Library and Presidential Museum in Springfield. Only […]

Cover Crops Can Help Slow Climate Change, But Few Farmers Are Planting Them

Amid a push from the Biden administration for U.S. agriculture to help slow climate change, a new study shows farmers in the Corn Belt are dropping the ball on adopting a climate-friendly practice.   A mountain of research shows the benefits of planting cover crops — from sequestering carbon from the environment to keeping waterways […]