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WEATHER ALERT: Severe storms expected late this afternoon and evening

217 Today: Danville Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. seeks reelection in April

Thursday, March 23, 2023 Today’s headlines:  Meteorologist Andrew Pritchard expects heavy rainfall in the central Illinois area Thursday. An Illinois lawmaker is sponsoring a measure to look into a state program that was the subject of a recent investigation. Political hiring continues to be a focus in the bribery trial of four former ComEd executives and […]

Parts of Central Illinois could see heavy rain on Thursday

Illinois Public Media News is monitoring heavy rain forecasted for Central Illinois on March 23. This post will be updated with information from the National Weather Service in Lincoln and Chambana Weather meteorologist Andrew Pritchard. A line of strong to severe thunderstorms may develop later this evening. The primary hazards with these storms include large hail to the […]

Local Champaign-Urbana tutoring programs aims aid elementary academic success

URBANA – The iRead and iCount programs provide tutoring for kindergarten and first-grade students who are having difficulties with their math and reading skills. The Champaign Unit 4 School District and Urbana School District 116 are benefiting from the programs. iRead and iCount volunteers spend one hour a week working with students over a two-month […]