SPRINGFIELD – Max Cerda was convicted of a double murder when he was 16 years old. Cerda received parole in 1998. He was 35 years old when he was released and began working with ex-offenders in Chicago to help them transition to life outside of prison. In March 2021, Cerda was appointed to the Illinois […]
Updated March 16, 2022 at 10:59 AM ET Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivered an impassioned plea to the U.S. Congress on Wednesday morning for additional aid and for President Biden to spearhead the world’s defense of Ukraine. While Zelenskyy delivered the majority of his speech in Ukrainian with an English translator, he ended his remarks […]
217 Today: New program will give Champaign’s Garden Hills residents new safety features to curb gun violence
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 Today’s headlines: The field of Republican candidates angling to take on Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker is beginning to take shape. Local food producers are selling products online instead of farmers’ markets after the pandemic. Twenty-seven families are suing the state of Illinois over a COVID-19 outbreak at the state-run veterans home […]
PLEASANTVILLE, IA — When the pandemic first hit, Maureen Schletzbaum had to figure out how to sell her produce while avoiding human contact. Normally, she’d set up a booth at two different farmers markets near Pleasantville, Iowa, where she and her daughter operate Straw Hat Farms. But as COVID-19 continued to spread, Schletzbaum opted to […]
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will deliver a virtual address to Congress Wednesday morning. His remarks come as the Russian invasion of Ukraine enters its third week.