SIU Student Killed, 3 People Wounded At Off-Campus Party

CARBONDALE — Police say a Southern Illinois University student died after she and three other people were shot early Sunday during a party near the school’s campus. Carbondale police say SIU freshman Keeshanna Jackson was pronounced dead at a hospital after being shot about 3 a.m. Sunday in Carbondale just north of campus. Three other […]

University Of Illinois Adds Native American Issues Adviser

URBANA — A new administrator at the University of Illinois flagship campus will advise school leadership on Native American issues. The News-Gazette reports that Jacki Thompson Rand was appointed as the school’s associate vice chancellor for Native affairs last week. Rand, a professor of history, is an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw nation of Oklahoma. […]

Crash Kills University of Illinois Police Officer

URBANA – A car crash involving five vehicles on Sunday claimed the life of a lieutenant at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Police Department. On Monday, the university confirmed in a press release that Lt. Aaron Landers died from injuries sustained in the crash at Carle Foundation Hospital early Monday. Landers had been on the […]

Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine Gets Full Approval From The FDA

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has formally approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. The widely anticipated decision replaces the emergency use authorization granted by the agency last December.Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images This is the first COVID-19 vaccine to be subject to a full review by the U.S. regulator and to get an approval […]

217 Today: Monday, August 23, 2021

Monday, August 23, 2021 Today’s headlines: The percentage of available intensive care beds has dropped below 20% in Illinois, as the number of COVID hospitalizations continues to rise. A pediatric hospitalist at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria says a recent spike in childhood respiratory illnesses has her worried. A shooting in Champaign’s Campustown […]