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WEATHER ALERT: Hurricane Beryl’s to bring heavy rainfall and potential flooding to Illinois

New area code coming to southern Illinois

The Illinois Commerce Commission has announced another new area code in the state, this one for 37 southern counties. That will include communities such as Alton, Belleville, Cairo, Carbondale, Centralia, E. St. Louis, Edwardsville and Marion. The new area 730 area code will overlay the existing 618 area code. It’s being done to address the […]

Students say Champaign schools fail to provide menstrual products

CHAMPAIGN — Loreal Allen was not surprised when she went into a bathroom at Central High School in Champaign in late November. Everything was as expected. She found soap, paper towels and a white dispenser that was supposed to contain menstrual products. As usual, she said, it was empty. “I am at a dispenser right […]

The Fed continues its crackdown on inflation, pushing up interest rates again

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by half a percentage point Wednesday, as it continues its crackdown on slowing, but stubborn, inflation. The hike comes one day after the latest government reading showed inflation is running at its slowest annual rate in nearly a year. Still, consumer prices in November were up 7.1% […]

Researchers are using a geologist’s version of an MRI to map the Mahomet Aquifer

During several days last week, a helicopter hauling a huge antenna flew at low altitudes over rural Champaign County.  The antenna sent electromagnetic waves into the ground about 100 feet below, where they bounced off of underground rock and sediment formations, and were picked up by sensors mounted on the antenna’s frame. In this way […]

217 Today: Students say Unit 4 schools fail to provide menstrual products

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 Today’s headlines: State Senator Scott Bennett’s funeral will be held Monday at the University of Illinois’ Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Illinois homeowners need to check their smoke alarms before a new law starts on Jan. 1. Illinois Public Media invited the community to the Pour Brothers Taproom in downtown […]