Illinois parade attack suspect expected back in court

WAUKEGAN — The man accused of opening fire at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago is due back in court a week after prosecutors announced he faces 117 felony counts in the attack that killed seven people and wounded dozens more. Robert E. Crimo III is scheduled to appear for an arraignment Wednesday in […]

Police: Savoy man threatened violence against Champaign mayor, Campustown mass shooting

URBANA – A Savoy resident is facing a Class X felony charge of “Making A Terrorist Threat” after he sent emails to the mayor of Champaign threatening to commit a mass shooting. Meanwhile, Mayor Feinen says she’s grateful to Champaign Police  and the Champaign County’s State’s Attorney’s office for their actions in the case. Feinen […]

Storms cause flooding in Central Illinois communities

Illinois Public Media News is monitoring flooding on Tuesday. The National Weather Service in Central Illinois says a complex of strong thunderstorms is tracking southeast across the region, producing strong wind gusts and dumping several inches of rainfall. We will update this post with the latest forecast information. Updated at 11:15 am: WAND-TV reports several […]

The Space Force is scrapping the annual fitness test in favor of wearable trackers

O’FALLON, Ill. — Annual physical fitness tests are a cornerstone of military life. Each service has its own take on the once-a-year assessment required by the Department of Defense. But the country’s newest military branch is ditching that model. Members of the Space Force, called Guardians, won’t have an annual test. Instead, they will get […]

217 Today: Republican gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey struggles to unite his party

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 Today’s headlines: Governor J-B Pritzker has declared monkeypox a public health emergency, and Illinois is a disaster area regarding the virus. Updated COVID booster shots will be available in early September around the start of cold and flu season. A group of therapists focused on healing those involved in gun violence […]