Urbana’s Emergency Housing Program Finds A New Home

URBANA – Urbana’s emergency housing program is about to move from rented hotel rooms to its own apartment buildings. The program gives shelter to homeless families and people with disabilities for just a few weeks, while helping them arrange for more permanent shelter. Cunningham Township, which covers the same territory as Urbana, launched the program […]

State School Board Gets Pushback On Mask Mandate

SPRINGFIELD – A capacity crowd packed into the Illinois State Board of Education room on Wednesday as many more stood outside the building to protest the state’s new indoor mask mandate in all public and nonpublic schools. “I’m so tired of hearing how resilient our kids are. Resilience is something you choose,” said Ruby Johnson, […]

COVID-19 Booster Shots Will Roll Out In September In The U.S.

Updated August 18, 2021 at 11:35 AM ET WASHINGTON — COVID-19 booster shots of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are set to become available for all U.S. adults beginning next month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement. “Based on our latest assessment, the current protection against severe disease, hospitalization, […]

217 Today: Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Today’s headlines: At the Illinois State Fairgrounds Wednesday, Democrats will promote party unity at their annual rally day. But just outside, environmental activists will spotlight an issue that’s divided Democrats all summer. U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) says the country’s focus in Afghanistan right now should be on evacuations, including America’s […]