This story will be updated as new National Weather Service Alerts come in. URBANA – The National Weather Service has placed central Illinois under a severe thunderstorm watch. The area includes Champaign, De Witt, Ford, Piatt, and Vermilion counties. Meteorologists say the biggest threats will be high winds, large hail, and frequent lightning.
CHICAGO — Former U.S. Sen. Adlai Stevenson III of Illinois has died at his home on Chicago’s North Side. He was 90. The Chicago Sun-Times reports his son, Adlai Stevenson IV, confirmed the Democrat’s death and said his father had dementia. Before his health declined, Mr. Stevenson kept active organizing presentations and speakers for the […]
URBANA – After rising to its highest level in six years, the Flash Index of the Illinois economy has declined over the past two months, from 106.0 in June, to 105.8 in July and to 105.6 in August. But the economist who compiles the index says he still isn’t concerned about the condition of the […]
Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 Today’s headlines: Time is running out for lawmakers in Springfield to agree on a massive energy and climate plan. It’s been two weeks since anyone saw Illinois State University graduate student Jelani Day, a Danville native. The Illinois Flash Index dropped slightly for a second straight month, but the economist who […]