John W. Hursey Jr. is a high school English teacher from Collinsville, who says he’s a Democrat the traditionally Republican 15th District will support, because
CHICAGO – A Chicago woman and her husband, who became the United States’ first person-to-person transmission of the new virus from China, have been released
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Ron Harper Jr. hit all five of his 3-pointers and scored 27 points, and Rutgers remained unbeaten at home with a
URBANA – The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign reported Friday that a student is being treated for bacterial meningitis, but there is a low risk of
UPDATED Saturday at 12:00 p.m. – CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – A federal jury found in favor of Bader Farms on all counts in a lawsuit against
SPRINGFIELD – Two professional basketball players said it’s only fair to allow college athletes to seek sponsorships and other lucrative deals if colleges and universities
We asked you, our listeners and readers, to share your concerns with healthcare costs. And the results are in.
URBANA – The University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs has a new director. Robin Fretwell Wilson begins her new role leading the
As national debate on government-mandated paid family leave continues, lawmakers in Illinois say they want it enacted here.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced an amendment to the Illinois Constitution meant to transform the way legislative district boundaries are…
UPDATED Friday 7:15 a.m. – Icy conditions forced some roads to close in Central Illinois and some schools to close or delay opening on Friday.
A landscape architect from Queens. A marketing professional in Colorado Springs. A systems engineer from Columbus, Ohio. A cancer scientist near San…
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Closing arguments are set for 9 a.m. Friday in the federal trial of a lawsuit alleging Monsanto and BASF intentionally caused
URBANA – Researchers at the Cancer Center at Illinois have developed a new technique aimed at improving the way cancer diagnoses are performed. The approach
Early voting is open in Illinois. But five minutes before it opened on February 6, election integrity actually just sounds like a long receipt being
URBANA – For decades, the people of Urbana have marveled at the architecture of the county courthouse, built in 1901, and dozens of other buildings
Communities across the Midwest have been devastated by the opioid epidemic. But there’s still a lot of misunderstanding about how opioids affect our…
An epic comeback literally slipped away from the Illini men’s basketball team last night, when a driving Ayo Dosunmu lost his footing and crumpled to
Sen. Bernie Sanders won narrowly, but can he expand his base? Pete Buttigieg again did well, but in another largely white state. And the story of the night was Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s third-place finish.
CHAMPAIGN – A candidate’s forum in Champaign Monday night featured the two Democrats competing for the chance to challenge 13th District U.S. Representative Rodney Davis
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Central Illinois, including Champaign-Urbana, Danville and Decatur. It is in effect Wednesday 11:00 a.m.-Thursday
When Ralph Gray transferred from one prison in Illinois to another, he didn’t know the move would mean sacrificing access to an education. Gray guessed
State public health officials announced Tuesday that Illinois has become the first to conduct in-state testing for the 2019 novel coronavirus. Since mid-January, travelers coming
After Iowa’s debacle, the Democratic presidential nominating contest has moved to New Hampshire. Follow NPR’s coverage.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – For the past two weeks of a federal trial brought by Missouri’s largest peach farm against German agribusiness giants Bayer and
Zach Stafford has never taken a carriage horse ride in St. Louis — but he’s spent a lot of time thinking about these animals. “I’ve always wondered, is…
Western Illinois University said it will receive $8.9 million in state money to re-start plans to build the Center for Performing Arts (CPA) in Macomb….
Students sit-in to demand the return of school leaders. Five investigations are underway at the school, some involving sexual misconduct.
MACOMB — The art of growing cannabis will become a minor subject at Western Illinois University in the fall. The university’s school of agriculture in
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert Thomas is retiring from the bench after nearly 20 years. The judge, who has led careers in both
A new University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign survey finds most students who experience sexual misconduct don’t tell anyone. Campus officials say the findings of the
HARRISBURG – A congressional district in southern Illinois is expected to disappear following the 2020 census, raising concerns from about the redistricting process that determines the
NASA is naming a spacecraft after a Bradley University graduate who was the first African American chosen to be an astronaut.
Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth says there is a deep division in the country that does not help the political process.
CHICAGO — A Chicago husband and wife who late last month became the first person-to-person coronavirus patients in the United States have been released from
The pressure was on for the Democratic candidates. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar stood out, but is it too little too late? Others tried to draw clear distinctions.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — With Illinois shredding Maryland’s man-to-man defense, Terrapins coach Mark Turgeon switched to a zone — something the team rarely uses outside
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – In July 2016, Bill Bader, frustrated by the second straight year of alleged dicamba damage to his peach trees, got out
Seven Democratic presidential candidates will take part in the eighth debate of the 2020 election — hosted by ABC News, Apple News and WMUR-TV.
The chamber orchestra Sinfonia da Camera is in concert Saturday night at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The program starts at 7:30 p.m.
As Illinois lawmakers consider whether to change ethics laws after recent scandals, former legislative inspector general Julie Porter is urging them to…
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The air in parts of the Midwest and South has become so contaminated with the weed killer dicamba that it has
One was sold away from her children. Another was freed and became a businessman. Others were freed only to be kidnapped and sold back into slavery….
CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot have issued disaster proclamations stemming from flood damage along the Lake Michigan shoreline. The
A U.S. official says an American citizen has been kidnapped in Afghanistan by a Taliban-affiliated group and that authorities are working to rescue him. The
NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly talks with Vikram Amar, professor of constitutional law at the University of Illinois, about the consequences of the impeachment vote.
The Senate found President Trump not guilty of the impeachment charges against him. Trump claimed he was “totally vindicated” and plans to give remarks at noon ET on Thursday. Watch the speech live.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – In June 2018, Bill Bader’s grandson wanted a ripe peach to eat, so the two got in an all-terrain vehicle and
Americans are divided on lots of issues. But a new national survey finds that people across the political spectrum agree on at least one thing:
Illinois Senators overwhelmingly override Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s veto of a sales tax exemption Wednesday, a day after member of the House did the same. It’s
SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants to elbow Iowa and New Hampshire out of the way in future presidential elections — so Illinois can seize
The Illinois Primary election takes place on March 17. But the casting of ballots begins Thursday, February 6. Under Illinois’ early voting law, voters can
Senators voted as expected to clear President Trump on both articles of impeachment filed by the House. Now Washington must try to pick up the pieces.
CHAMPAIGN – The National Weather Service Central Illinois office said on Wednesday afternoon that our area can expect snow into Thursday morning. However, rain will
Republicans loved the made-for-television moments in President Trump’s third State of the Union speech as he made his case for reelection. Democrats did not.
Since 1970, Bill Bader has worked on peach farms in Dunklin County, Missouri, just north of the Arkansas border. Bader started picking peaches at age
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is defending his handling of harassment and assault complaints against former state Rep. Jack Franks. Madigan says his
SPRINGFIELD — Funeral services were held Tuesday for a former mayor of Springfield and his medical examiner wife who died last week in the crash of
While BASF was telling farmers there would be no yield impacts from dicamba drift in 2017, the company was privately telling pesticide applicators that any
Multiple Iowa county chairs told NPR that there were malfunctions in a new app used by the state Democratic Party that delayed reporting. The party expects to report results later Tuesday.