C-U Health Officials Have This Advice For Navigating The Current COVID Surge

URBANA – With COVID-19 cases once again surging — and with the new CDC guidance for mask-wearing announced days ago — how might life change for people in east-central Illinois? The guidance once again calls for universal mask-wearing in indoor public spaces in areas where COVID is surging — defined as having “substantial or high […]

EXPLAINER: How Illinois Hopes To Avoid Summer Eviction Surge

CHICAGO — A federal freeze on most evictions that was enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September has been the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their […]

Monday 12:30pm-3pm: WILL-FM & TV To Be Off The Air

URBANA- On Monday, August 2, from approximately 12:30-3 PM, WILL-TV and WILL-FM 90.9 will be off the air to complete regularly scheduled maintenance at our transmitter site. This is weather permitting. For TV, this will only affect those receiving our signal over-the-air. Comcast subscribers will not be affected. Viewers can stream WILL-TV at video.will.illinois.edu/livestream and […]

217 Today: Friday, July 30, 2021

Friday, July 30, 2021 Today’s headlines: Illinois students with special needs will no longer have to immediately leave high school when they age out at 22. In Rockford, officials recently shut down a longtime homeless encampment near the city’s downtown. Health officials are sounding the alarm about counterfeit drugs, especially with large music festivals on […]

Conservatives Want To Boot Cheney, Kinzinger From House GOP

WASHINGTON — Conservative lawmakers want to boot Republican Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger out of the House GOP. That’s because the two defied party leaders and joined the chamber’s special committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack by supporters of then-President Donald Trump. The effort by the hard-right House Freedom Caucus faces uncertain prospects. […]

Chicago Bulls Take Illinois’ Ayo Dosunmu At No. 38 In Draft

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls have drafted Illinois star guard Ayo Dosunmu with the No. 38 pick, adding an aggressive backcourt scorer who helped the Illini emerge as one of the nation’s best teams. A Chicago product, Dosunmu 20.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 5.3 assists and helped lead Illinois to the Big Ten Tournament championship. […]