State Supreme Court declines to rule on FOID Act for second time

SPRINGFIELD – In a 4-3 decision with a blistering dissent from the Republican minority, the Illinois Supreme Court declined to rule on a question of whether Illinois Firearm Owners Identification Act is unconstitutional. It was the second time the case of the People v. Vivian Brown came before the court and the second time the court declined […]

Norman Rockwell inspires Princeton art exhibit through a modern lens

PRINCETON, Ill. — For the past few weeks, discussions that centered around an exhibit inspired by artist Norman Rockwell have taken place in Princeton, Illinois. The final one took place June 12 at the Freedom House. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/s528/audio/2022/06/0616fourf.mp3 Listen to this story here. Some participants enjoyed a thick slice of apple pie as they waited to […]

217 Today: Norman Rockwell inspires an Illinois art exhibit through a modern lens

Friday, June 17, 2022 Today’s Headlines: The Illinois Department of Public Health is confident there will be plenty of COVID vaccines available for children under 5 once the CDC recommends them. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has signed a pair of measures into law that will give sexual assault victims more recourse. Police departments across the […]

Mary Miller and Rodney Davis square off in heated GOP primary to return to Congress

Donald Trump’s endorsement could end up being a big factor in the bitter primary fight for reelection between Miller and Davis. Two Illinois Republican U.S. Representatives are trying to convince voters that they have the right conservative credentials to represent a large geographic portion of Illinois in Washington in what has turned into a hotly […]

Pence prevented a fall into chaos, and 3 other takeaways from Jan. 6 hearing

WASHINGTON — The moment was dramatic. Rioters had overrun law enforcement in the U.S. Capitol. Just 40 feet from the vice president of the United States and his team – and hearing the din of the rioters – the Secret Service was hurrying to evacuate the group, into a car and out of there. But […]

Champaign County community leaders offer more than thoughts and prayers

CHAMPAIGN — There have been more than 260 mass shootings in the US so far in 2022, according to the Gun Violence Archive. Two Champaign community leaders are offering more than thoughts and prayers. Rev. Terrance L. Thomas is a pastor at Bethel AME Church in Champaign. He rejects blaming the current gun violence crisis […]