President Biden will deliver his first State of the Union address on Tuesday amid rising inflation and growing fatigue as the coronavirus pandemic is set to enter its third year and as Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine. Those are expected to be top issues in his speech, and he is also likely to talk […]
Over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave orders to his nation’s nuclear forces. Yesterday the U.S. said it would not respond with changes to its own nuclear posture. “At this time we see no reason to change our own alert levels,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Monday. Some experts, though, […]
WATCH LIVE: Governor JB Pritzker and Dr. Ezike are scheduled to announce new COVID-19 guidelines today at 1:30p.m. Follow the story and watch live as we stream the event below. The questions we receive from you directly inform the stories we tell and what we investigate. Let us know what you need to know!
Ukrainian authorities say they are working to remove road signs in a bid to confuse any Russian military forces on the roads, while other public signs direct expletives at the invading soldiers. Ukravtodor, Ukraine’s government agency for roads, posted a message on Facebook saying Russians could not navigate the terrain. “Let’s help them get straight […]
CHAMPAIGN – A small group of University of Illinois students met with Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton on Monday about the state’s K-12 teacher shortage. Stratton spoke about the administration’s efforts to diversify the profession. “Some of the students that I’ve met on these campuses have said they have never had a teacher of color, or […]
INDIANAPOLIS — When Lutherwood Residential Treatment Center is fully staffed, it treats about 80 children and teens with severe emotional and behavioral health needs. But the Indianapolis facility is suffering such a major staffing shortage, and it can only help half that many people. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/s4780019/audio/2022/01/youth-residential-treatment-seweb.mp3 Listen to this story here. Lutherwood is just one example […]
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 Today’s headlines: To mark the end of mask mandates for many Illinois residents which ended Monday, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker stopped by Navy Pier mask free. A small group of University of Illinois students met with the state’s lieutenant governor Monday about the teacher shortage. The Champaign City Council approved a new […]
As President Biden is set to make his first formal State of the Union address Tuesday night, he and the country are facing pressing issues, from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to inflation and the continuing pandemic. It also comes at a time when Biden’s political capital is at the lowest point of his presidency with […]