Abortion is protected under Jewish law, but not in ‘red state America’
ST. LOUIS — Rabbis Karen and Daniel Bogard, the husband and wife duo at Central Reform Congregation, believe the Jewish position on life has been clear for thousands of years. “There is life and there is potential life. What is currently alive takes precedence over basically everything else. You can break Shabbat (the Jewish day […]
University of Illinois tags students’ bicycles with stickers for campus bike clean-up
URBANA – At the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana campus, there’s a bike rack within 150 feet of nearly every campus building. Altogether, these bike racks can accommodate at least 11,635 bicycles, as of October 2019. However, nearly 1,000 bikes that are parked at these campus bike racks this summer haven’t been moved in weeks, […]
State Police broaden use of ‘clear and present danger’ reports
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Police announced Monday they will start using a broader definition of what constitutes a “clear and present danger” when reviewing a person’s Firearm Owners Identification card. That’s a factor ISP considers when deciding whether to grant someone a FOID card or to revoke or suspend a card that has already […]
Police laud actions of man who killed Indiana mall attacker
GREENWOOD, Ind. — Authorities say a gunman who shot five people at a suburban Indianapolis shopping mall, killing three of them before a shopper shot and killed him, was a 20-year-old local man who was apparently facing eviction. Greenwood Police Chief James Ison said at a news conference Monday that Jonathan Sapirman, of Greenwood, began […]
217 Today: Agriculture companies are paying farmers to capture carbon. Is it enough to fight climate change?
Monday, July 18, 2022 Today’s headlines: Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger is previewing another public January 6th committee hearing for this week. Season allergies have been getting worse. Jumping worms have made their way to pretty much every state in the Midwest in the last ten years, including Illinois. An argument between two men from Urbana turned […]
Carbon is agriculture’s latest money-maker. But is it enough to combat climate change?
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — If you take an aerial view of Jason Lay’s farm in mid-April, it would look like a green dot amid a sea of brown. That’s because while most farmers around him in Bloomington, Illinois, leave their land fallow in between harvesting and planting corn and soybeans, Jason plants cereal rye — a […]
Latest shooting incident along Green Street in Champaign kills Urbana man
CHAMPAIGN -An argument between two men from Urbana turned deadly in Champaign’s Campustown over the weekend. Police responded to shots fired in the 200-block of East Green Street after 9:00 p.m. on Friday. The incident resulted in the University of Illinois issuing an Illini-Alert, asking people to avoid the area or shelter in place. Officers […]