Court upholds challenge to Illinois governor’s mask rules

SPRINGFIELD — An appeals court has dismissed an appeal of a judge’s ruling that invalidated the Illinois governor’s requirement that masks be worn in schools to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The ruling comes about two weeks after a central Illinois judge invalidated the mask mandate and a week after Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker himself […]

217 Today: News, Brews and Beatz event features conversations with educators about local gun violence

Friday, Feb. 18, 2022 Today’s headlines: The National Weather Service says Thursday’s winter storm brought three to four inches of snow to the Champaign-Urbana area. Republicans in the Illinois House walked off the floor to protest mask rules. Judge Michael McCuskey has been appointed as Illinois’ new legislative inspector general – tasked with investigating complaints against lawmakers. As part […]

Educators talk candidly about students and violence at next News, Brews & Beatz forum

CHAMPAIGN – Illinois Public Media is committed to discussions about decreasing gun violence in Champaign-Urbana. Last year, we launched our News, Brews, and Beatz series of conversations. Our next event is Monday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m. Illinois Public Media News Director Reginald Hardwick, who co-moderates these discussions, previewed Monday’s conversation with Morning Edition host […]