Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Champaign & Vermilion Counties Until 7pm

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.    

Former US Sen. Adlai Stevenson III, 90, Dead From Dementia

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 […]

217 Today: Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021

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 […]