Heat Advisory Continues; Strong Storms Possible Too

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URBANA – Meteorologists say dangerous heat and possibly strong thunderstorms will continue in Central Illinois on Thursday. The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a Heat Advisory until 8:00 p.m. It is the third advisory this week.  Forecasters also say there could be strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening,  with the main […]

217 Today: Thursday, August 26, 2021

Thursday, August 26, 2021 Today’s headlines: Gov. JB Pritzker is expected to reestablish a statewide mask mandate and announce vaccine mandates for school staff. The head of the Illinois State Police says they’ve made substantial progress in catching up with a backlog of unprocessed DNA evidence. An Illinois state senator discusses the impact of pending […]

Illinois State Police Director On Diversity, Delays And FOID Cards

The Illinois State Police say they’re working to improve diversity at the agency and expand capacity, but this comes after years of criticism over a huge backlog in DNA evidence and the slow processing of firearm licenses. The 21st was joined by Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly to talk about it. GUEST Brendan Kelly Director, Illinois State Police Today, Illinois […]