Gov. Pritzker to end mask mandate for schools next week

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois will end its mask mandate for schools starting next week, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Friday night. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is no longer urging people to wear masks in most indoor settings, including schools, where COVID-19 poses a “low” or “medium” risk to the general public and the local […]

217 Today: Remains of an Illinois man killed in Pearl Harbor are coming home

Friday, Feb. 25, 2022 Today’s headlines: Senator Dick Durbin says he’d like to see the Biden administration go even further with sanctioning Russia — specifically President Vladimir Putin and his inner circle. Illinois House Republicans have introduced several measures designed to help Ukrainian refugees and punish Russia. An annual University of Illinois film festival will […]

No. 22 Ohio State ekes out 86-83 win over No. 15 Illinois

CHAMPAIGN — The Illini men’s basketball team cut a 16-point deficit to one in the closing minutes of Thursday night’s game in Champaign, but Ohio State left town with an 86-83 win. The Buckeyes neutralized star center Kofi Cockburn in the low post, and it wasn’t until Cockburn fouled out, and coach Brad Underwood was […]

Annual film festival attempts to lighten stigma of insects

URBANA – The 39th Insect Fear Film Festival at the University of Illinois continues to try to change people’s perspectives on insects. The online festival will include insect films, a virtual petting zoo, and much more. One graduate student has volunteered to be stung live while explaining his reaction in real-time. Entomology Graduate Student Association […]