Ukraine wants to join the EU. Here’s how that would work

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has officially signed an application for Ukraine’s membership in the European Union, according to a post from his verified Facebook page. “[Zelenskyy] has just signed a historical document — Ukraine’s application for European Union membership,” tweeted Andrii Sybiha, the deputy head of the president’s office. Ukraine’s prime minister and head of […]

Boycotts of Russian products and groups spread, but the effects may be limited

As world governments step up their penalties against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, businesses and consumers are protesting the country with sanctions of their own. A growing range of Russian businesses, organizations and individuals are facing boycotts over their country’s invasion of Ukraine. Clearing vodka from the shelves is largely symbolic Governments and alcohol […]

217 Today: Pandemic could accelerate the decline of in-person farm shows

Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 Today’s headlines: The Ukrainian Student Association at the University of Illinois held a rally Sunday for students to stand in solidarity with Ukraine after they were invaded by Russian forces. Illinois’ indoor mask mandate is over in most places. As of Monday, the state is no longer requiring masks for private […]

University of Illinois students hold rally in support of Ukraine

URBANA, Ill. – When Daniel Brandys, the vice president of the Ukrainian Student Association at the University of Illinois, was growing up, he said many people in the U.S. had no idea what Ukraine was.  Now, with Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine, Brandys said he’s finally seeing people standing in solidarity with the country that […]

The Illinois Gaming Board will consider a proposal for a Danville casino on March 10

DANVILLE – The Illinois Gaming Board has invited casino developers to their Thursday, March 10 meeting to make a presentation about their application for a casino license. Danville Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. announced the gaming board’s plans on Friday, February 25. A gaming board spokesperson confirmed the plans on Tuesday, March 2. Policy director Joe […]