Democratic Leaders Seek To Dismiss Redistricting Lawsuits

SPRINGFIELD – Lawyers for Illinois’ Democratic legislative leaders last week filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit from Republicans and a Mexican American advocacy group regarding newly drawn legislative maps, calling the challenge “purely speculative” until full U.S. Census data is released. The motion, filed Friday, was an expected move following a Wednesday, July 14, […]

Legion Hall, Site Of Recent Shooting, Hosts Neighborhood Safety Meeting

CHAMPAIGN – American Legion Post 559 in north Champaign was the scene of gun violence in early July.  On Monday evening, members of the community gathered at the same Legion post to ask questions and look for solutions. The July 2nd shooting killed 17-year-old Kieshaun Thatch, and wounded four others. It occurred at a funeral […]

217 Today: Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Today’s headlines: Governor J.B. Pritzker has ended speculation about his political future. The governor says he will seek another term. School districts are trying to figure out the best approach to having students and staff back in the classroom this fall. An American Legion post in north Champaign was the scene […]