Pandemic Exacerbates Lack of Mental And Emotional Support For Teachers

URBANA – Since March 2020, when regular classroom teaching was curtailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers have been juggling transitions between remote, hybrid, and in-person learning; changing class schedules; students with a wide variety of technical needs; and their own mental and physical health. Some Champaign-Urbana teachers say trying to help their students through […]

217 Today: Monday, August 9, 2021

Monday, August 9, 2021 Today’s headlines: After canceling the Illinois State Fair last year due to the pandemic, organizers are set to open the 10-day event next week. But the specter of COVID-19 will be present throughout the fairgrounds in Springfield. Carle Health is now requiring unvaccinated employees to wear an N-95 mask, along with […]

Major Report Warns Climate Change Is Accelerating And Humans Must Cut Emissions Now

WASHINGTON — Global climate change is accelerating and human emissions of greenhouse gases are the overwhelming cause, according to a landmark report released Monday by the United Nations. There is still time to avoid catastrophic warming this century, but only if countries around the world stop burning fossil fuels as quickly as possible, the authors […]

A Groundbreaking Self-Driving Test Track Could Be Coming To Central Illinois

RANTOUL — An autonomous test track may soon be on its way to the village of Rantoul and the decommissioned Chanute Air Force Base.  An intergovernmental agreement, which establishes the lease and purchase of the land, is expected to be reached on Tuesday between the village of Rantoul and the University of Illinois Board of […]

Black Women Are Being Diagnosed With HIV At Higher Rates Than Other Groups

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Sheila Muhammad tested HIV positive in 1990, when she was just 26 years old and pregnant with her third child. She was shocked, angry and scared. HIV wasn’t something she thought she was at risk for. “It wasn’t something I was doing,” Muhammad said. But her husband had tested positive while […]