The CDC Updated Its COVID-19 Guidance. Here’s What You Need To Know

UPDATED on Thursday, July 28, 2021 — Illinois Newsroom’s Christine Herman spoke with Champaign-Urbana Public Health Administrator Julie Pryde about what changes people can expect to see locally. Listen to that interview here: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday reversed course on its mask guidance, once again suggesting all individuals wear […]

Illinois Supreme Court: Alan Beaman Can Sue Town Of Normal, Police

NORMAL – The Illinois Supreme Court has again overruled the appeals court in Alan Beaman’s attempt to sue the Town of Normal and three police officers for malicious prosecution. In a 4-2 ruling, the justices have sent the case back to McLean County Circuit Court for trial, seven years after it was first filed in 2014. Beaman was […]

217 Today: Thursday, July 29, 2021

Thursday, July 29, 2021 Today’s headlines: This week, the city of Champaign dedicated a portion of University Avenue to police officer Chris Oberheim. Illinois lawmakers are still mulling whether to get rid of, replace or contextualize statues and monuments on state property. At Illinois state parks, officials say balancing conservation and tourism is trickier with […]

Dangerous Heat And Severe Weather Possible On Thursday

URBANA – Meteorologists are warning you to find a cool place and shelter from storms on Thursday. Heat indices (what the temperature will feel like) in Champaign-Urbana are predicted to top 107 degrees. After the high heat and humidity, there are chances of severe weather. The National Weather Service Central Illinois says potential severe weather […]