Illinois Democrats OK New Legislative Maps Over Criticism

CHICAGO — Illinois Democrats were poised to set new legislative boundaries over objections from Republicans and some community groups that the process was rushed and maps were drawn behind closed doors to keep Democrats in power in the state Legislature. Lawmakers on Tuesday approved a do-over of maps that majority Democrats approved and Gov. J.B. […]

“A Great Loss To Us All;” Funeral Held For U of I Police Lieutenant

URBANA – Family, friends and fellow police officers said farewell to University of Illinois Police lieutenant Aaron Landers Tuesday, at a funeral held at the Vineyard Church in Urbana. The 50-year-old Landers died August 23rd, from injuries suffered in a five-vehicle traffic crash the day before in Champaign. A driver involved in the accident has […]

217 Today: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Tuesday August 31, 2021 Today’s headlines: Democrats in the General Assembly are set to vote on new legislative maps as they return to Springfield Tuesday. Legislators also hope to agree on major energy and climate change legislation during Tuesday’s one-day session. The Farm Progress Show, one of the largest agriculture trade shows in the country, […]