217 Today: Some hospitals have stopped using race to inform patient care

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Today’s headlines: More than half the children who prompted contempt orders against the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services’ director are still waiting for proper placement. The Urbana Board of Education wants to explore converting its two Spanish dual-language programs into one, fully dual-language school, like International Prep Academy in […]

217 Today: New section of Kickapoo Rail Trail is expected to be finished this fall

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Today’s headlines: Illinois is spending $11 million dollars to shore up reproductive healthcare and family planning services statewide. Chicago area-based Abbott Laboratories, which makes baby formula, says it expects its products to reach store shelves in about six to eight weeks. Dining and facilities workers at the University of Illinois at […]

217 Today: A new grain has potential to feed more people in a warming climate

Monday, May 16, 2022 Today’s headlines: In the race for Illinois Governor, Darren Bailey is trying to put some distance between himself and the rest of the Republican primary field. Some parents are turning to donated breast milk as a substitute amid a major baby formula shortage. Black farmers in the U.S. lost more than […]

217 Today: Former Central Illinois U.S. Representative Tim Johnson dies at age 75

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Today’s headlines: Work continues unwinding some Illinois pension funds from Russian assets.  Behavioral health co-responders will work with law enforcement in four Illinois cities as part of a slate of public safety bills Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law Tuesday. Asian-American authors are visiting Champaign-Urbana schools all month for Asian American […]

217 Today: Increasing gun violence raises issue of community-wide trauma among residents

Monday, May 9, 2022 Today’s headlines: The Democratic Party of Illinois is applying to hold one of the nation’s first presidential primary elections in 2024. OSF HealthCare allergist Dr. Neha Dunn says May is generally the worst time for pollen allergy sufferers. A century-year-old tractor just became the most expensive tractor ever sold. It’s been […]

217 Today: Soil protection program unites climate change experts and farmers

Monday, May 2, 2022 Today’s headlines: There’s a debate over debates within the six-way Republican field for Illinois governor. Champaign police say they’re increasing efforts to spread the word about new hiring incentives designed to attract more experienced officers to the force. Elementary schoolers at Booker T. Washington STEM Academy spend one half-day per week […]