Stormy Skies Possible This Weekend

URBANA – The National Weather Service in Central Illinois advises that you stay weather aware this weekend. Strong thunderstorms are possible late Friday night into Saturday morning. Damaging wind gusts, embedded tornadoes and large hail are possible. That could be followed this weekend with heavy rain. The Champaign-Urbana area could receive between two and three […]

Top Illinois Military Leader Says Cyber Threats Are Growing, Preparation Is Needed

NORMAL — Illinois’s top military officer says the growing threat of cyber attacks requires more resources to combat them. Maj. Gen. Rich Neely is adjutant general and commander of the Illinois National Guard. He’s also a master cyberspace officer at the forefront of training others to defend the nation’s at-risk information infrastructures. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/s402/audio/2021/07/cybersecurity-si-7621.mp3 Listen to […]

217 Today: Friday, July 9, 2021

Friday, July 9, 2021 Today’s headlines: Provisions in a massive criminal justice reform bill pushed by Black Illinois lawmakers earlier this year began taking effect last week, but the state’s legislative Black Caucus has experienced fractures over something that didn’t end up in the law: ending qualified immunity for police officers. Millions of rural residents across the […]

Lack Of Testing Means Millions Of Rural Midwesterners Risk Water Contamination

Millions of rural residents across the Midwest are at risk of nitrate contamination in their drinking water, but they might not know it. Many rural residents get their drinking water from private wells, which are not regulated by state or federal governments. And if residents aren’t regularly testing their well water, they could be at […]