RNC votes to censure Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger over work with Jan. 6 panel

Updated February 4, 2022 at 4:36 PM ET The Republican National Committee on Friday censured the only two House GOP lawmakers on a panel investigating the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, highlighting the strong hold former President Donald Trump maintains on the party. The censure resolution said the committee was persecuting “ordinary citizens engaged in […]

Central Illinois begins digging out from snow

CHAMPAIGN – Snowblowers and shovels were in action across Central Illinois on Friday. People are digging out after a two-day winter storm that brought 8 to 12 inches of snow to Champaign-Urbana, Danville, Decatur, Springfield, Bloomington and most parts of central Illinois. According to a tweet from the Illinois State Climatologist, the snowstorm erased major […]

Trip to vet turns into snowbound journey for Vermilion County family

DANVILLE – When a Vermilion county woman tried to take her dog to the vet on Thursday, the normally short trip took a lot longer on a snow-packed highway. After hearing her German Shepherd Juno whine in pain, dog owner Melissa Bolin loaded up the sick pup and her sister-in-law Aimee in her vehicle. They drove […]

Black and Latino caucuses voice support for proposed budget

Members of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus and Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus voiced their overall support for Gov. GB Pritzker’s budget in separate news conferences Wednesday, but said they will continue to push to address the lack of access to health care, affordable housing, economic development, and high quality education for Black and brown communities […]

GOP reintroduces crime reduction package; Pritzker touts public safety spending

SPRINGFIELD – Senate Republicans unveiled an updated package of crime bills this week that they say will help curb violent crime and provide a morale boost to law enforcement. It’s substantially similar to the package the GOP introduced three months ago during the fall veto session to little fanfare from Democratic supermajorities in either chamber of the […]

217 Today: Snow and ice still cover Illinois roads after major snowstorm

Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 Today’s headlines: The Illinois State Police says that almost 2,000 motorists have called for assistance across Illinois since the snowstorm began early Wednesday morning. When a Vermilion county woman tried to take her dog to the vet yesterday, the normally short trip took a lot longer on a snow-packed highway. Governor […]