Decatur Schools appoint new superintendent

URBANA – Decatur Public Schools has a new superintendent. On Tuesday night, the board of education appointed Dr. Rochelle Clark as District 61’s new leader. Clark started her career in 1992 as a special education teacher’s aide and worked her way up to assistant principal at three Decatur schools. She also served as assistant superintendent of […]

Pritzker: ‘Stay tuned’ for new guidance on masks

SPRINGFIELD – Illinoisans should stay tuned for an announcement on the state’s indoor mask mandate, Gov. JB Pritzker said at an unrelated news conference Tuesday, although he declined to say specifically what changes might be coming. “I think I’ve said over the last few press conferences that I really believe that we ought to be […]

WILL At 100: Langston Hughes poetry reading, recorded by WILL Radio

URBANA – WILL-AM Radio turns 100-years-old in April 2022. Throughout the year, we’re bringing you stories about the history of this station. Much of that history can be found in the recordings it made and archived over the years. One recording dates back to March, 1957, when Langston Hughes (1901-1967), one of the 20th century’s […]

217 Today: Listen to the voice of Langston Hughes recorded by WILL over 60 years ago

Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022 Today’s headlines: Governor J.B. Pritzker is fighting a Sangamon County judge’s decision late last week that found Illinois’ K-12 school mask mandate is an overstep of the governor’s executive authority. Danville School District 118 students are still required to wear masks when they return to their classrooms Tuesday. A clinic for […]

Where to get COVID testing and vaccines in Central Illinois

Updated: February 8, 2022 As the state of Illinois increases resources at local health departments to provide mass vaccinations, we are providing locations in/around the Champaign-Urbana area of places to receive the COVID vaccines and testing. As of late December, Illinois is seeing its highest surge in COVID-19 cases during the entire pandemic. For people […]