Weather Service: “Oppressive Heat” Forecasted This Weekend

URBANA – Meterorologists in Central Illinois are urging people to take high temperatures and humidity levels seriously this weekend. The National Weather Service in Central Illinois says heat indices could rise as high as 105 degrees on Saturday and Sunday. Experts recommend that you avoid the outdoors and strenuous activities during the hottest part of […]

Pritzker Talks Plans For Unemployment Trust Fund, Pandemic Response

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker isn’t considering using federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to pay down a multi-billion-dollar Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund deficit, and he’s watching the state’s COVID-19 hospitalization numbers closely. Those were two of the topics discussed during a 10-minute interview with Capitol News Illinois on Wednesday as part of a two-day […]

OSF HealthCare Requiring All Employees To Receive COVID Vaccines By End of September

PEORIA — OSF HealthCare now says it will require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of September. Previously, the health care organization recommended vaccines, but left the final decision up to individuals. OSF chief operating officer Mike Cruz said the health care group is “ethically obligated” to be vigilant about patient […]

Exploring The Physics Of The Olympics

DEKALB — Way back at the 2012 Summer Games, U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe was already making history. Rapinoe bent a corner kick through a maelstrom of defenders and found the back of the net without the ball being deflected by anyone. It was the first time ever in the Olympics anyone had scored […]

217 Today: Thursday, July 22, 2021

Thursday, July 22, 2021 Today’s headlines: The University of Illinois will require all faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated by the start of the upcoming fall semester. Congressman Rodney Davis may not be serving on that January 6 Select Committee after all. A new statewide campaign called “Fully Free” aims to change the laws that […]

New Campaign Aims To Help Formerly Incarcerated People Through Laws, Outreach

CHICAGO — When Marlon Chamberlain was asked by his son’s teacher to volunteer as a field trip chaperone, he happily applied. But Chamberlain’s application was denied because of his 25 year-old prison record. “There are hundreds of laws that restrict [formerly incarcerated] people, who are denied opportunities for employment, housing and educational opportunities,” he says. […]