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Access to abortion pill in limbo after competing rulings

Access to the most commonly used method of abortion in the U.S. plunged into uncertainty Friday following conflicting court rulings over the legality of the abortion medication mifepristone that has been widely available for more than 20 years.

217 Today: Illinois officials obtained do-not-resuscitate orders from prisoners who were not of soun

Friday, April 7, 2023 Today’s headlines:  Illinois educators and state lawmakers are calling for a task force to scrutinize a state program that’s supposed to help children experiencing a mental health crisis. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s proposed budget would mean a 7% increase across the state’s public universities — including Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Children and […]

Program encourages Latinx students to grow science interest

CHAMPAIGN – Children and families gathered at Martens Center in Champaign’s Human Kinetics Park this week to enjoy food and learn more about science – entirely in Spanish. The Cena y Ciencias (Supper and Science) program takes place on the first Monday of every month during the school year. The program is a collaboration involving […]

Microloan fund supports local businesses in Champaign County

A new microloan fund to help businesses in Champaign County recover from the pandemic is up and running. The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation announced the two-million-dollar loan program. Executive Director Carly McCrory McKay said the goal is to help under-served business owners gain access to affordable financial services. “We’ve certainly had some initial interest […]