Face coverings ‘strongly recommended’ in U of I classrooms starting Monday

URBANA – The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is recommending that everyone wear high-quality face coverings in classrooms starting Monday, August 29. The advisory was sent to all students, faculty and staff in an email from Chancellor Robert J. Jones on Sunday night. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ranked Champaign County as “high” […]

2 Dead, 3 Injured After Weekend Gun Violence in Champaign and Danville

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URBANA – Multiple reports of gun violence kept Central Illinois police busy over the weekend. Friday 11:00 p.m. It started late Friday night in the 2000 block of Cynthia Drive. Champaign police say a 23-year-old man was taken to the hospital after being shot in the arm during a large fight. The victim was transported to […]

When Artemis 1 finally lifts off, manikins and Snoopy will make up the crew

UPDATE: Monday’s scheduled launch of the Artemis 1 test flight to the moon was scrubbed, after engineers were unable to resolve an engine problem.   One of the four Space Launch System (SLS) core-stage engines failed to reach the proper temperature for launch, prompting the Artemis I mission’s launch director to scrub the planned Monday morning […]