Biden to say default ‘crisis averted’ in Oval Office address on debt ceiling deal Friday evening
The legislation was passed by the Senate late Thursday night after being approved by the House the previous night. Biden is expected to sign the measure on Saturday.
Watch Live: President Biden Address About Debt Deal
President Joe Biden will address the nation Friday evening from the Oval Office on the budget deal that lifts the federal debt limit and averts a U.S. government default.
217 Today: Migrants seek asylum in Chicago, causing debates over resources
Friday, June 2, 2023 Today’s headlines: The proposed Illinois budget next year does not include money to replace stolen food benefits. Governor J.B. Pritzker says he’s ready to sign a reauthorization bill for Illinois’ Invest In Kids program — if it comes to his desk. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency issued an alert that the air […]
Gov. Pritzker stopped in Champaign to promote his budget, especially its spending for early childhood programs
Governor J-B Pritzker and other state officials visited Champaign’s International Prep Academy Wednesday, part of the governor’s tour of the state to promote education spending in the new state budget.
LGBTQ+ pride on display at Central Illinois parades, concerts, movies and more this June
Central Illinois pride month events begin with events in Danville and Monticello on Saturday, June 3.
State board of education looking for new providers in preschool ‘deserts’
Agency looks to open 5,000 new slots in underserved communities.
Alert issued for unhealthy air quality throughout all of Illinois on Friday
Air quality in Illinois is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups on Friday, June 5.
217 Today: Illinois lawmakers send a budget and a batch of bills to the Governor
Thursday, June 1, 2023 Today’s headlines: The House of Representatives passed a bill to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, but Republicans in Illinois’ congressional delegation were against it. Advocates rallied at the Joliet Diocese Wednesday after a report revealed the Catholic Church in Illinois did not disclose hundreds of clergy members credibly accused of sexual abuse. […]
Illinois downstate delegation splits vote to raise debt ceiling
The votes on raising the nation’s debt ceiling fell along party lines among the downstate Illinois congressional delegation.
Decatur Public Schools temporarily closes 2 campuses over structural concerns
Decatur public schools temporarily shuts down two historic campus buildings to ensure structural integrity.
Iowa apartment collapse leaves residents missing, rubble too dangerous to search
An Iowa mayor says five Davenport residents are missing, including two people who could still be in the wreckage of a partly collapsed apartment building.
How do you find love on the farm? Dating apps, long-distance drives or maybe a reality TV show
Oklahoma rancher Landon Heaton lives alone on his 700-acre ranch near a small town called Coyle, about an hour outside of Oklahoma City. The 35-year-old said he loves caring for his animals, watching his dogs roam free and cattle thrive. But his devotion to working on the ranch took priority in his life, and he […]
217 Today: Hospitals have a fast-acting drug to help stroke victims — if they seek treatment in time
May 31, 2023 Today’s headlines: Illinois state lawmakers have passed two measures aimed at increasing religious equity in public institutions. A recent report on the underreporting of sexual abuse within the Catholic Diocese of Illinois has many relieved that they don’t see familiar names, but some are concerned that their abusers were not listed The […]
Summer park parties give Garden Hills neighborhood hope to change perceptions and prevent violence
The events are part of Champaign’s effort to invest in the neighborhood and prevent gun violence.
Lawmakers approve measure giving utilities control over new downstate transmission lines
General Assembly also approved measure lifting ban on new nuclear construction.