217 Today: Monday, Nov. 8, 2021

Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 Today’s headlines: Illinois political leaders have been in Glasgow, Scotland for the U.N. Climate Change Conference —or COP26 —since last week. They’re touting the state’s new plan to prioritize green energy and cut fossil fuels from Illinois’ electric grid by 2050. LGBTQ+ students were harassed during Spirit Week at Mahomet-Seymour High […]

Do you know what’s in your tap water? This database will tell you

CHAMPAIGN — Do you know what’s in your drinking water? Depending on where you live, you could be ingesting contaminants linked to cancer, brain damage and other serious health effects. That’s why scientists at the Environmental Working Group developed the Tap Water Database – a searchable tool, based on zip code, that tells you what […]

Thanksgiving will be pricier this year, like everything from the grocery store

Making a Thanksgiving feast will cost more this year as the pandemic’s effect on the economy drives up food prices. Even economists like Curtis Dubay at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce notice the difference at the grocery store. “We’re spending roughly $25 to $50 more per week on groceries for a family of five,” Dubary […]