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Pritzker talks session timeline, highlights infrastructure spending

SPRINGFIELD – In a series of downstate news conferences coinciding with the Illinois State Fair, Gov. JB Pritzker this week gave an update on the possibility of a special session, outlined new state infrastructure investments and announced a new program for some Illinoisans over age 55. While the governor quickly announced he would call a […]

Colleges ease COVID-19 restrictions as fall semester begins for millions of students

WORCESTER, Mass. — Millions of students are heading back to college for their third full academic year since the COVID pandemic hit. But as students move into their dorms and sign up for classes this year, things are different. On many campuses, the masking restrictions are gone. Classes are being held in-person, testing requirements are […]

Kraft Heinz recalls contaminated Wild Cherry flavored Capri Sun pouches

NORTHFIELD — Kraft Heinz announced the voluntary recall of 5,760 cases of Capri Sun Wild Cherry Flavored Juice Drink Blend pouches on Monday. Only those flavored Capri Sun products with June 25, 2023 “Best When Used By” date are being recalled, the company said. The company says diluted cleaning solution, used to clean food processing […]

State Farm faces more race discrimination lawsuits in Texas and Georgia

BLOOMINGTON — Four people have filed race discrimination lawsuits against State Farm in recent weeks. Two were filed in Texas and two were filed in Georgia. The new cases are in addition to similar lawsuits filed against the insurance giant that WGLT previously has reported on. Each of the plaintiffs, five women and one man, […]

217 Today: State Farm faces more race discrimination lawsuits in Texas and Georgia

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 Today’s headlines: The Naperville City Council could ban most sales of assault rifles at its meeting Tuesday night. A new collaborative workforce training program in the Metro East will include an expansion of the Southern Illinois University School of Law. As undergraduates return to Champaign-Urbana, the University of Illinois is preparing […]