Champaign County health officials urge residents to get new vaccine booster

URBANA – Distribution of the new bivalent COVID-19 booster began last week across Illinois, including in Champaign County.  The bivalent booster offers more protection against the Omicron variant because it combines the original strain of COVID-19 with the most recent one, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Previous boosters only protected against the SARS […]

217 Today: New online resource aims to help people vote in November midterm election

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 Today’s headlines: Voting by mail in Illinois jumped in popularity during the height of the pandemic, and that trend may continue for the November election. The Illinois State Fair is reporting record-breaking attendance this year. The Planned Parenthood clinic located in Champaign is now providing in-patient, surgical abortions. Champaign health experts […]