Energy Bill Negotiations Head To House After Talks Once Again Derailed

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate approved an energy bill in the early hours of Wednesday morning but it’s likely to change as negotiations continue in the House, which has not set a date as to when it will return. A lead negotiator in the House said time is of the essence with key deadlines arriving […]

Still No State Energy Deal As Deadlines Near

Legislation to get Illinois on track to 100 percent clean energy in the next few decades has been on hold this entire summer. But overnight in Springfield, the Illinois Senate broke a months-long stalemate on negotiations as high stakes deadlines get closer. Senate President Don Harmon pushed for his chamber to vote on legislation he […]

Colleges Preparing Nursing Graduates For Stressful Work Environment

CARTERVILLE — The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful on everyone, but health care workers may be affected more than anyone. Some nurses are burnt out and planning to leave the profession. Meanwhile, colleges are preparing new graduates to take their place — and deal with the pressures of the job. Listen to this story […]

217 Today: Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021

Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 Today’s headlines: Comprehensive energy legislation finally moved through the Illinois Senate Tuesday night after a months long impasse. Democrats in the General Assembly pushed through new legislative district maps over the objections of both Republicans and community advocacy organizations. Urbana’s Vineyard Church was the site Tuesday of the funeral for a […]