Former President Donald Trump gives Rep. Mary Miller a last minute boost

MENDON – On a sweltering day in Adams County, Illinois, former President Donald Trump spoke in front of thousands of exuberant supporters, highlighting his endorsement of first-term Congresswoman Mary Miller and gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey. Supporters of former president Trump and Congresswoman Miller were energized after the repeal of Roe v. Wade. Miller called it […]

Protests take over downtown Urbana after repeal of Roe v. Wade

URBANA — Friday’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was met with impassioned backlash in Champaign County.  The Party for Socialism and Liberation in Champaign organized a 100 person-plus rally Friday evening in support of abortion-rights. Abortion-rights supporters circled downtown Urbana and the edge of the University of Illinois. They put a halt […]

6 Republicans vie to unseat Pritzker

SPRINGFIELD – Republican voters in Illinois will choose from six candidates to challenge incumbent Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker in the upcoming June 28 primary. The field includes a conservative farmer and state lawmakers who is the recent polling frontrunner, the mayor of Illinois’ second largest city, a former state senator and three political newcomers. Darren Bailey, […]

Supreme Court backs a high school coach’s right to pray on the 50-yard line

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a high school football coach who claimed the right to pray on the 50-yard line after each game, joined by those players who wanted to participate. The 6-to-3 decision was the latest example of the court’s conservative supermajority requiring more accommodation for religion in public […]

Poll: Majorities oppose Supreme Court’s abortion ruling and worry about other rights

WASHINGTON — Majorities of Americans say they disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, think it was politically motivated, are concerned the court will now reconsider rulings that protect other rights, and are more likely to vote for a candidate this fall who would restore the right to an abortion, according […]

217 Today: The effects of bird flu were felt nationally. For one Iowa county, it was devastating

Monday, June 27, 2022 Today’s headlines: Illinois congresswoman Mary Miller is under fire for a racist comment her campaign says wasn’t intended. Former President Donald Trump endorsed Darren Bailey in Illinois’ GOP gubernatorial primary. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is calling for a special legislative session to further protect abortion rights. The Party for Socialism and […]

Imaging test dye is the latest example of critical drug shortages

The U.S. is caught in a critical shortage of a drug known as contrast media that helps physicians diagnose conditions like a heart attack or stroke. Doctors perform about 50 million scans a year using the injectable drug, which is also used for cancer patients and gunshot and car crash victims. It helps them see […]