Champaign Fire Chief Remembers 9/11 And How It Changed Firefighting

CHAMPAIGN – Saturday, September 11, 2021 marks 20 years since one of America’s most tragic days. The Champaign Fire Department will hold a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, Saturday at 8:46 a.m. on the northeast corner of West Side Park in Champaign. Illinois Newsroom’s Reginald Hardwick talked with Champaign fire chief Gary Ludwig about that terrible day, how […]

217 Today: Friday, Sept. 10, 2021

Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 Today’s headlines: The Illinois House passed major energy and climate legislation Thursday night that aims to put Illinois on the path to 100% renewable energy by 2050. A Champaign Unit 4 school bus was struck by gunfire yesterday while transporting students home. No students or staff were injured. The U.S. Department […]

House Passes Energy Bill With Labor, Environmental Groups On Board

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House approved an energy regulation and decarbonization bill Thursday, a major step forward for a wide-ranging omnibus bill that had eluded lawmakers throughout the legislative session and the governor’s three years in office. The measure that aims to bring Illinois’ energy generation sector to 100 percent carbon-free by 2050 and 50 […]