Man Arrested After Teen Found Dead In Urbana Ditch

URBANA – Arraignment is scheduled on Monday for a man accused of killing a teenager. On Friday morning, bicyclists found a body laying in a ditch along East Washington Street in Urbana. The Champaign County Coroner’s office identified the victim as 14-year-old Steven Butler III. His family reported him missing the night before. An autopsy […]

Federal Officials Give UIC $6M To Test COVID-19 Treatment

CHICAGO — The University of Illinois Chicago has received a $6 million from the federal government to test a potential drug to treat COVID-19. Researchers say the drug candidate, called VT-109, has been shown to help restore function to damaged lungs, among other things. The drug will be tested in pre-clinical animal models of COVID-19 […]

Illinois To Open Reservations For Controlled Pheasant Hunt

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois officials are set to begin accepting permit reservations for the pheasant hunting season. The online reservation systems opens Monday. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will run 16 hunting sites and 2 additional sites will be run by a private company. On the department-run sites, daily permit fees are $30 for in-state […]

Map: New Daily COVID-19 Cases

The federal government issued new guidance calling for the return of mask wearing in virus hot spots amid a dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations nationwide. The following U.S. county map shows the 7-day rolling average for new COVID-19 cases. This map will automatically update daily.