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WEATHER ALERT: Severe storms expected late this afternoon and evening

Wintry weather in Central Illinois midweek

This post was updated Tuesday at 10:45 p.m. It will be updated as the National Weather Service updates its forecasts. CHAMPAIGN – Forecasters say blowing snow is possible Tuesday night. Windy weather will move into Central Illinois on Wednesday, followed by much colder weather on Thursday.

217 Today: Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2021

Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2021 Today’s headlines: Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker said he’s deeply concerned by the record number of COVID-19 patients in the state’s hospitals at a COVID-19 news conference in Chicago Monday. State officials say there now are more people hospitalized by the coronavirus than at any stage in the pandemic. Those walking around Urbana are more […]

Car crashes increased in 2021. On Urbana roads, pedestrians are most at risk

A street and University of Illinois campus buildings at night. Red lines show where car tail lights passed by.

URBANA — In 2021, more than 1,300 people died in car crashes in Illinois. That’s the highest number since 2005. The roadside assistance group AAA is encouraging drivers to adopt safer behaviors in the new year. “When we call a crash an accident, it implies that these tragedies are beyond human influence, and that is […]