Winter storm closings and cancellations

For Thursday, February 17 closure information, visit here URBANA — Many cities, schools and other organizations are announcing closings and cancellations because of heavy snow in central Illinois. We will include as many of them as possible in this article, organized by location. The following closures are for Friday, February 4: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign […]

Cockburn’s 37 points power No. 18 Illinois past No. 11 Wisconsin 80-67

CHAMPAIGN — Snow and ice couldn’t stop the much-anticipated match-up of first place Big Ten teams last night in Champaign. No. 18 Illinois beat No. 11 Wisconsin 80-67 on a night that saw the Badgers arguably colder than the prevailing winds. Junior center Kofi Cockburn powered the Illinois offense with a game-high 37 points. Cockburn […]

217 Today: Winter storm leaves Illinois roads covered in ice and snow despite plowing efforts

Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 Today’s headlines: Most roads across Illinois are completely covered in snow and ice, despite around-the-clock efforts from state and municipal agencies to keep roadways plowed and clear. Champaign County stopped plowing snow off rural roads at sundown last night. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker says the state is better off financially than […]

Pritzker outlines $45.4 billion budget proposal, calling out his critics

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday offered a $45.4 billion general revenue budget plan for the upcoming fiscal year that would include new spending on education and health care while also providing about $1 billion in tax relief that he said would soften the impact of inflation on Illinois consumers. In his budget address […]

What’s in Pritzker’s proposed budget?

SPRINGFIELD – Each year in February, Illinois’ governor must propose to lawmakers a spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year. The General Assembly will then spend the next several months negotiating which proposals to include and which to scrap before sending the budget back to the governor for consideration. On Wednesday, Gov. JB Pritzker delivered his […]