Biden says tentative railway labor deal has been reached, averting a strike

A strike that could have halted both freight and passenger trains across the country seems to have been averted. After a marathon negotiating session lasting 20 hours, the White House announced early Thursday that a tentative agreement had been reached between rail companies and the unions representing conductors and engineers. “This agreement is validation – […]

217 Today: Host reflects on ‘Classically Black’ series that featured classical music by people of color

Thursday, September 15, 2022 Today’s headlines: For the first time, Planned Parenthood’s Champaign clinic will provide surgical abortions. Governor JB Pritzker has signed a disaster proclamation to address the flow of migrant buses from Texas. In Illinois Newsroom’s first “truth test,” reporter Harrison Malkin fact-checked claims made in the Champaign county clerk race. In today’s […]