Durbin Pushes For Lower Drug Costs, Movement On Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin wants to force drug companies to list the cost of prescription medications in their consumer advertisements. The Illinois Democrat said during a virtual news conference Friday he hopes the move will shame drug makers to reduce prices, adding consumers find the prices “baffling” and that they drive up Medicare […]

Illinois Football Player Hosts Free Kids Camp

CHAMPAIGN – University of Illinois football player Tailon Leitzsey and more than two dozen of his Illini teammates are holding a free camp for kids ages 6-13 on July 17 at Zahnd Field in Champaign. Leitzsey, a senior from Laurel, Md., graduated with a degree in Kinesiology in Dec. 2020 and was put on scholarship […]

217 Today: Monday, July 12, 2021

Monday, July 12, 2021 Today’s headlines: Governor JB Pritzker signed a law Friday making Illinois the first state in the nation to mandate schools teach Asian American history. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says Senate Republicans face a “moment of truth” on infrastructure. Recent tests confirm air and water quality levels near the Rockton chemical fire are safe. […]