Lawmakers pass ban on withholding college transcripts

SPRINGFIELD – Graduates from Illinois colleges and universities may soon be able to access their transcripts even if they still owe money to the school they attended. The Illinois House on Tuesday gave its approval to a bill that had already cleared the Senate prohibiting higher education institutions from refusing to provide copies of student […]

Strong winds and storms expected today

CHAMPAIGN – Meteorologists say strong winds, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour, followed by thunderstorms will impact Central Illinois today. The National Weather Service says a Wind Advisory is in effect Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Champaign-Urbana, Danville, and Decatur areas should expect peak wind gusts 45 to 50 mph. […]

Legal ethics experts agree: Justice Thomas must recuse in insurrection cases

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife, Ginni, find themselves increasingly in the eye of an ethics storm over her repeated texts urging then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to take steps to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. Those texts have raised questions about what Justice Thomas knew about his […]

WIU experts share perspectives on conflict in Ukraine

MACOMB — Russia invaded Ukraine more than a month ago. Faculty members at Western Illinois University are examining the ongoing conflict and providing context for what’s happening through historical, religious, and political lenses. Listen to this story here. The history History Professor Richard Filipink said Russian President Vladimir Putin is a former KGB agent […]