Normal council narrowly approves purchase of Rivian truck, SUV

The Normal Town Council narrowly voted Monday night to add a pair of Rivian electric vehicles to the town’s fleet — but not before spending an hour debating the matter. “As the only location of where these cars are built, to have an example of their truck and the SUV is something that I think […]

Grammy Award-winner Dom Flemons returns to the C-U Folk & Roots Festival

URBANA — The 14th annual C-U Folk and Roots Festival gets underway Thursday night at several different venues in Urbana. One of this year’s festival headliners is the multi-instrumentalist Dom Flemons, who has appeared at this event on several occasions, including 2021. Listen to this story here.  Flemons, who calls himself “the American Songster,” is a […]

217 Today: C-U Folk and Roots Festival headliner Don Flemons discusses his move to the Chicago area

Thursday, October 20, 2022 Today’s headlines: With only three weeks before the November election, Illinois Democrats in several statewide races are out-raising their Republican opponents. Student test scores in Illinois on state reading and math exams plummeted last year during the pandemic and are rebounding slowly. Both congressional candidates in Illinois’ 13th district say they […]