Pritzker lifts public transportation face covering requirement

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker officially lifted the state requirement that face coverings be worn on public transportation Wednesday after a federal judge overturned the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mask mandate. U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle of the Middle District of Florida ruled on Monday that the federal mask mandate was unlawful since […]

Fred Hampton childhood home gets historical landmark status

MAYWOOD — The suburban Chicago home where slain Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton grew up has been designated a historical landmark by the village of Maywood. The vote follows a yearlong campaign that was tied to the Academy Award-winning film about Hampton and his 1969 death during a police raid in Chicago called “Judas […]

Illinois’ Kofi Cockburn announces he’s entering NBA draft

CHAMPAIGN — All-America center Kofi Cockburn of Illinois has declared for the NBA draft and hired an agent. He made the announcement on his social media channels and the Illinois athletic department confirmed it. Cockburn wrote that playing in the NBA has been a longtime dream and that it’s time to make the next step. […]

217 Today: McLean County electric vehicle manufacturer CEO discusses plans to grow

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Today’s headlines: Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed next year’s state spending plan into law. The city of Danville is making way for a new casino near Interstate 74 on the city’s east side after breaking ground Tuesday afternoon. About 50 University of Illinois students marched in support of the Students […]

Danville breaks ground on new casino hoping to boost local economy

DANVILLE, Ill. – Residents cheered Tuesday as Danville city officials wearing hard hats shoveled dirt on a patch of land in an industrial park off of Interstate 74.  By next spring, that land is expected to be the home of Danville’s Golden Nugget Casino.  Former State Representative Lou Lang, who advised Danville officials on the […]