Watch: President Biden will deliver his State of the Union on Tuesday night

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 […]

As Russia’s Ukraine war intensifies, some warn nuclear escalation is possible

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, […]

Ukrainians are removing and altering road signs to confuse and insult Russian forces

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 […]

Lt. Gov. Stratton visits University of Illinois to talk teacher shortage

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 […]

Children caught in fight between youth treatment facilities and state agency

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. Listen to this story here. Lutherwood is just one example […]

The challenges Biden faces in his State of the Union address

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 […]