Congressman Rodney Davis pushes for bipartisan Social Security Fairness Act

WASHINGTON — When Congressman Rodney Davis took office in 2013, he introduced the Social Security Fairness Act. It’s a bill with broad bipartisan support that would expand Social Security benefits for many Americans. Before his time in office ends in January, the Taylorville Republican said he’s keen on passing the Social Security Fairness Act. The […]

4-H carries on tradition of the Champaign County Fair

The 4-H exhibition is an inseparable part of the tradition of county fairs, and this is no exception at the Champaign County Fair.   The fair kicked off on the morning of Friday, July 22, at the fairgrounds at 1302 N. Coler Ave. in Urbana, starting with a horse show from the 4-H youth development program.  […]

Illinois jobless rate falls to lowest point since start of pandemic

4.5% remains higher than surrounding states, national average SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois economy added 18,800 jobs during June as the unemployment rate fell to 4.5 percent, the lowest it has been since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. That is down one-tenth of a percentage point from May, and down two full percentage points from […]

217 Today: Bus driver shortage leaves parents worried for upcoming school year

Monday, July 25, 2022 Today’s headlines: Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is calling on the federal government to provide more vaccines for the monkeypox virus. The World Health Organization — on Saturday — declared monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern. Congressman Rodney Davis has championed the Social Security Fairness Act since 2013. The bill […]