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 […]

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 […]