First String Little League offers mentorship, technology lessons through baseball

CHAMPAIGN – Instead of practicing their swings, the baseball players were designing a remote-control car. The First String Little League coaches had decided to give the players a break that rainy afternoon. A handful still showed up to the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club in Champaign to build a small, Jackie Robinson-themed car. “They’re […]

A Lincoln College trustee says vote to close school was ‘painful’

LINCOLN — For trustee Kathryn Harris, the fact that downstate Illinois’ only predominantly Black institution is closing its doors feels, in some ways, familiar to her. Harris, a longtime activist in Springfield who has also been president of the Illinois Library Association, has sat on Lincoln College’s board of trustees since 2018. Her position means […]

217 Today: Native American mascots remain in many high schools throughout Illinois

Monday, April 18, 2022 Today’s headlines: Testimony is expected to continue Monday in the trial of two Illinois guards charged with beating a prisoner. The ratification process has begun for a tentative agreement between The American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Local 3700 and the University of Illinois regarding retroactive pay. Little League […]