Dual-language teachers, students face consequences of online learning

When International Prep Academy in Champaign sent students home in March 2020, 10-year-old Ana Hernandez and her mom started what they called the “Hernandez Homeschool.” Ana’s mom, Genevieve Kirk, looked up different teaching resources and curriculum to keep Ana on track, she said. This process, she said, connected her with both of her children—Ana and […]

Small farms are producing less and facing money problems

A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report found the percentage of farms that are small and family owned remained unchanged from 2011 to 2020, holding steady at 89% of all farms. A new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows the percentage of farms that are small and family-owned remains steady, but they produce […]

Illini women top Butler 78-66; men lose Hutcherson for season

CHAMPAIGN — The Fighting Illini women’s basketball team evened their record at 5-5 this season with a 78-66 win over Butler at State Farm Center Sunday afternoon. First-year guard Adalia McKenzie scored a career-high 23 points on 9-15 shooting. She also grabbed four rebounds and a steal, and dished out two assists. She credited her […]

217 Today: Monday, Dec. 13, 2021

Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 Today’s headlines: The search for more victims and cleanup efforts will continue Monday at the Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville after being struck by an EF-3 tornado Friday night. Officials have confirmed that six employees died, one is in the hospital with serious injuries, and 45 were rescued and reunited with family. Meteorologists […]