De-Escalation Techniques Are Part Of New Urbana Police Use Of Force Policy

URBANA – A revised use of force policy for Urbana Police covers 14 pages, instead of the eight pages covered by the old one. And it puts a new emphasis on de-escalating potentially violent situations.   Urbana City Council members heard a presentation on the new policy at their Monday night meeting on August 23. […]

Renovation Or Replacement Ahead For Two University Of Illinois Icons

URBANA – Extensive changes are on the horizon for two University of Illinois Urbana Champaign buildings built more than a century ago. The Rebuild Illinois state fund will help pay for the $192 million replacement of Illini Hall and renovation of Altgeld  Hall. The 114-year old Illini Hall will be replaced by a brand new […]

Heat Advisory For Central Illinois Tuesday & Wednesday

Updated August 24 at 10:45 a.m. URBANA – The National Weather Service in Central Illinois issued a Heat Advisory that includes Tuesday and Wednesday. Illinois Public Media meteorologist Andrew Pritchard says another hot, muggy day ahead.  He forecasts afternoon heat index values will be around 100 to 105 degrees. Pritchard advises people to to get […]

217 Today: Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 Today’s headlines: A new use-of-force policy for Urbana Police places an emphasis on deescalating potentially violent situations. Extensive changes are on the horizon for two University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign buildings built more than a century ago. More than a year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, childcare providers say they’ve […]