Illinois COVID cases top 30,000 in new state daily record

CHICAGO — Illinois has 30,386 new COVID-19 cases diagnosed statewide. The figure that public health officials announced Thursday smashed by more than 9,000 the previous state record for new cases in a day and nearly doubling the high from last fall’s surge. The Chicago Sun-Times reports the previous record was set on Christmas Eve when […]

Update: Illinois woman in custody in killing of officer, wounding of 2nd

This story was updated January 1, 2022 at 3:20 p.m. BRADLEY, Ill.  — Police say a woman wanted in the fatal shooting of one police officer and the wounding of another at a northern Illinois hotel surrendered to police hours after a man also suspected in the shooting was arrested in Indiana. Illinois State Police […]

Rivian delays delivery of trucks with large battery packs until 2023

Rivian customers who have ordered the R1T pickup truck with extended range battery pack will have to wait until 2023, a year after the company had estimated it would begin deliveries. Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe said in an email to customers the company is trying to chart the best course to ramp up production as […]

Clark Park residents express concern over accessory dwelling unit regulation

Some property owners are expressing concern about accessory dwelling units — small buildings on single housing property — while Champaign city officials move towards approving them. The housing units have been promoted as a possible step towards more affordable housing and a way for family members to comfortably live together, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.  […]

Some are waiting 3 hours for a COVID test at Bloomington site

Some people are waiting up to three hours for a COVID-19 test at Bloomington’s community-based testing site, amid huge demand following the Christmas holiday. Average wait times at the Interstate Center testing site, run by Reditus Labs, are one to two hours, although they’ve been as long as three hours this week, according to a […]