GOP Says Census Data Proves New Maps Illegal

SPRINGFIELD – Republicans in the Illinois General Assembly say new, detailed census numbers released last week show the legislative maps that Democrats pushed through in the spring are unconstitutional. The Census Bureau released the data Thursday, Aug. 12, several months later than usual due to delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors. The […]

Pritzker Signs Bills To Aid Seniors, Veterans

SPRINGFIELD – With the ongoing Illinois State Fair as a backdrop, Gov. JB Pritzker signed several bills into law in recent days during ceremonies that coincided with daily fair themes. On Monday, which was Senior and Scout Day at the fair, Pritzker signed a package of bills aimed at improving health care for seniors, including […]

WATCH LIVE: President Joe Biden Delivers Remarks On Afghanistan Collapse

Updated August 16, 2021 at 2:55 AM CST President Biden will address the nation on Monday as more U.S. forces are on their way to Afghanistan to help with the evacuation of U.S. personnel and allies. This will be the first time President Biden speaks publicly since the Taliban moved into Kabul. The president, who […]

Why A Hard-Sell Pitch For COVID Vaccines Won’t Work In This Rural Illinois Town

CAIRO, Ill. — Lee Wright was hard at work, constructing a nail salon near the abandoned hospital in Cairo, Ill., when Jody Johnson stopped by to introduce himself on a recent afternoon. Johnson, who works for the University of Illinois Extension program, chatted with Wright casually in the summertime heat. For Johnson, it was the […]

217 Today: Monday, August 16, 2021

Monday, August 16, 2021 Today’s headlines: Governor JB Pritzker recently signed a series of measures that advocates say could take a sizable share of Illinoisans off the streets and into their own homes.  Leaders in Illinois’ tourism and hospitality sector are asking state lawmakers to allocate more money from the most recent federal stimulus package to […]