If Pfizer’s data pans out, when will little kids get the COVID-19 vaccine?

WASHINGTON — A third pediatric dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in children 6 months to under 5 years of age prompted a strong immune response, with a safety profile that was similar to placebo, the companies said. Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine has an efficacy of 80.3%, according to a preliminary analysis, and meets “all […]

‘Jelani Day’ missing persons bill signed into law

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. JB Pritzker has signed the “Jelani Day” bill into law, amending the Missing Persons Identification Act in hopes of preventing a repeat of what the Day family experienced last year. When Jelani Day went missing, his body was not found for nearly two weeks. Once found, Day’s remains went unidentified for three […]

217 Today: CDC marks Champaign County community level of COVID-19 as high

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 Today’s headlines: The Illinois Attorney General is warning people to look out for baby formula scams as the shortages continue. A new analysis has found that crop insurance premium subsidies cost taxpayers nearly $40 billion over 20 years across states in the Mississippi River Basin. Beginning in July, all letters, photos […]

Champaign County Clerk Aaron Ammons expands access to early voting

URBANA — In 2018, when Champaign County Clerk Aaron Ammons took office, there were only 10 early voting locations in the county. This year, there will be 30.  “I’m trying to do everything I can to increase the participation from voters in a midterm election.” That’s why we’ve been pushing vote by mail so much, […]