Pritzker Signs Revised State Legislative Maps

SPRINGFIELD – Despite opposition from Republicans as well as reform groups, Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday signed into law the revised state legislative district maps that lawmakers passed in August, opening the door to almost certain court challenges. “These legislative maps align with the landmark Voting Rights Act and will help ensure Illinois’ diversity is […]

217 Today: Friday, Sept. 24, 2021

Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 Today’s headlines: The LaSalle County Coroner says a body pulled from the Illinois River earlier this month is that of missing Illinois State University graduate student Jelani Day. Three former lobbyists and an executive for utility giant Commonwealth Edison say the indictment against them jumps to conclusions about how three critical […]

217 Today: Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021

Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 Today’s headlines: A new Illinois law will help college students take a closer look at private student debt before they sign up for it. Public health officials in Champaign-Urbana say COVID-19 booster shots will be available for local residents over 65 or at high risk for COVID, not that the FDA […]

Firefighter Treated For Injuries After Champaign Apartment Fire

CHAMPAIGN – A firefighter is being treated for minor injuries after responding to an apartment fire in Champaign overnight. Fire crews arrived at a multi-family home Friday at 1:10 a.m. in the 800 block of West Church Street. The department says it extinguished a fire in a second-floor unit. The resident of the apartment was not […]

Illinois To Invest Over $40 Million In Workforce Training

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker announced Thursday that the state will award more than $40 million in workforce training grants, focusing on communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and youth who are particularly at risk of violence. That includes $40 million in Workforce Recovery Grants that will go out in two phases over the […]