How Being A Chaplain Gave One Pastor A Sense Of Urgency In The COVID Fight

CHAMPAIGN — Keith Thomas wears many hats in the Champaign-Urbana community.  He’s a full-time pastor at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. And he’s also been on the frontlines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, working as a hospital chaplain at OSF HealthCare. Thomas says the hardest situations he’s been in — as a local chaplain — have […]

Booster Shots Are Coming. Here’s How To Figure Out If You Need One

WASHINGTON — For the past several weeks, Dr. Boghuma Titanji has been swamped with questions about COVID-19 vaccine boosters. Even the experts seem confused, she says. “I’m even getting questions from my colleagues, who are doctors, asking me, ‘What should I do?’ ” says the infectious disease specialist at Emory University. The messaging from public […]

217 Today: Monday, Sept. 27, 2021

Monday, Sept. 27, 2021 Today’s headlines: An Illinois congressman says the results of a controversial ballot review in Arizona could help change the minds of people who believe the election was “stolen” from former President Trump. Attendees at Saturday’s 12th annual C-U Pride Fest vendor fair in Urbana say they are happy to be back […]