Energy Bill Heads To Pritzker, Who Says He Will Sign It

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate put the final legislative stamp on an energy regulation overhaul bill Monday, sending it to Gov. JB Pritzker, who says he will sign it. It’s the culmination of years of negotiation, and it marks a policy win on one of Pritzker’s biggest outstanding first-term campaign promises as the 2022 campaign […]

Danville VA Accepting Non-Veterans To Help Relieve Strain On Nearby Hospitals

DANVILLE – The VA hospital in Danville, Ill., has begun accepting non-Veteran patients who need inpatient care. The goal is to relieve some of the strain on other hospitals in the state — in particular, those in southern Illinois that have been stretched thin for weeks due to the latest COVID surge.  Dr. Staci Williams, […]

217 Today: Monday, Sept. 13, 2021

Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 Today’s headlines: The Illinois Senate returns to Springfield Monday in hopes of wrapping up a last-minute energy deal. People across Central Illinois spent part of the weekend remembering the Sept. 11 attacks 20 years ago. The Run to Remember brought hundreds of runners and walkers to the streets of Champaign-Urbana over […]