A Republican challenger to State Senator Scott Bennett kicked off his campaign Thursday. Savoy Village Trustee Alexander “A.J.” Ruggieri accuses his opponent of following Democratic
While COVID-19 has hampered farmers this year by forcing many farmers markets and restaurants to close, usually it’s the weather that threatens crops. A…
Despite fears of a drop off amid the pandemic, enrollment at public universities and community colleges in Illinois mostly held steady.
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus continued to set the stage for its fall legislative agenda Wednesday, calling a news conference and committee hearing
URBANA — The Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday that it will resume its football season with an eight-game conference-only schedule beginning the weekend of October
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this week that it will begin testing all community water supplies in the state for polyfluoroalkyl
Former state Sen. Terry Link pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to a felony charge of tax evasion. Link, a Democrat from Indian Creek who…
WATCH LIVE: At 12 pm. today the Pritzker administration is holding a press briefing at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago to address the
ROSEMONT — Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after the conference announced it would push
Amid growing calls to allow contact sports to resume this fall, Illinois’ governor Tuesday appeared to double down on postponement of the seasons.
The Democratic chairman and ranking Republican on a special legislative committee investigating House Speaker Michael Madigan both said Tuesday that…
Lexington, Nebraska, is just one of the many rural communities that has long dealt with food insecurity, but the global pandemic both intensified need…
MONTICELLO – A group of advocates for patient safety from across the U.S. will gather in Washington D.C. this week to raise awareness about medical
URBANA — University of Illinois researchers have proposed investing in a micronuclear reactor to help fight carbon emissions—and reach a goal of making the Urbana-Champaign
Ja Nelle Pleasure never used to think twice about putting food on the table for her family. In fact, the Pleasure family revolved around food. One of…
More than 500 parents and students rallied Sunday to pressure Gov. JB Pritzker to reinstate fall season contact sports.
CHAMPAIGN – The 2020 census will determine how much funding and political representation communities across the U.S. receive. But so far, about a third of
SPRINGFIELD – Republicans in the Illinois House on Thursday unveiled a single charge they hope to bring against Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan, accusing him
Sierra is in a bind. She and her husband have two children — ages three and nine years old — and they live in Urbana.
At a time when experts say help is needed more than ever, an Illinois law meant to boost mental health services on campus remains unfunded.
2020 could be the first year in which more than half of voters cast their ballot for president before polls open on Election Day. AP
The statewide COVID-19 test positivity rate hit its lowest point since July 26 on Wednesday as the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,337…
Republicans who will serve on a special investigative committee looking into House Speaker Michael Madigan’s role in a bribery scandal involving utility…
Enrollment at the University of Illinois system this year exceeded 90,000 students for the first time. University officials say the increase marks the eighth year
CHAMPAIGN — With city revenues down due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Champaign City Council Tuesday night endorsed the idea of cutting spending by cutting
A small community of enthusiasts has been racing pigeons in St. Louis since the 1920s. Though membership has dwindled in recent years, the Mount Pleasant Homing Pigeon Club is trying its best to keep the sport alive and pass it along to the next generation.
Bradley University is ordering all students to quarantine and learn remotely for the next two weeks.
Erika Weaver is a Democrat running for Congress in Illinois’ Republican-leaning 15th Congressional District. Weaver is an attorney with the Coles County Public Defender’s office
Republicans triggered a House investigation into Madigan’s dealings with ComEd, but the speaker’s ouster appears to be a political longshot.
CHICAGO — Chicago’s Navy Pier will shut down at the end of the Labor Day weekend until the spring after seeing low visitor numbers during
PAXTON, IL – Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are reporting symptoms of depression, according to a recent study in the journal JAMA
URBANA – The Urbana City Council will hear a presentation Tuesday night on a report from an outside firm which concludes the police officers who
There are few aspects of life that have not been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Side Effects Public Media has launched a Facebook Live series called…
Theres no shortage of peanuts on Loyd Lasleys farm. Come September, he hopes to harvest about 160,000 pounds of them. Many of the peanuts are roasted…
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois is one of the last states to apply and be approved for a federal program providing an additional $300 in unemployment assistance
Calling out disparities in schools, the economy and the criminal justice system, Black state legislators say they’re demanding support for their forthcoming agenda.
Craft brewers pride themselves on being local, but one of their main ingredients comes from far away. Missouri-grown hops could be an option.
On a Friday evening in late June, Liliana Quintero received a call from one of the Spanish interpreters working at a COVID-19 testing site in Goshen,…
URBANA – About a thousand students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have tested positive for COVID-19 since twice-a-week coronavirus testing became mandatory for
A special House committee will look into House Speaker Michael Madigan’s ties to Commonwealth Edison and determine whether discipline is needed after…
CHICAGO – The U.S. food supply depends on millions of migrant and seasonal farmworkers, who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 because of circumstances in which
URBANA – Since Aug. 16, when twice-a-week COVID-19 testing was made mandatory for students arriving back to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 679 positive
CHAMPAIGN – Nearly 16% of Champaign County residents struggle to afford food, according to a 2020 Feeding America study. A new bus on the streets
Bayer’s Rejection Of Quick COVID-19 Testing Resulted In Delayed Isolation For Migrant Workers, Officials Say
RANTOUL – At least eight migrant workers who were infected with COVID-19 waited several days before isolating because the company they worked for, Bayer, declined
University of Illinois athletes led a Black Lives Matter march through Champaign on Monday, culminating with five minutes of silence outside Champaign Police Headquarters. Chants
Before the pandemic, the food pantry at St. Patrick Church in Urbana, Ill. served meals to more than 100 families per week. They operated with the help…
As of last August 28, election officials in Illinois had received more than a million applications for vote-by-mail ballots for the November 3rd election. The
Protected for now, some are left wondering whether future U.S. policy changes will force them to leave.
The huge gap between the capacity at the University of Illinois and the capacity at Illinois State University to test for the virus that causes COVID-19…
PORTLAND, OREGON – A man was fatally shot during a night of confrontations between Trump supporters and counterprotesters in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, the latest
Updated 10:26 AM Pacific Time PORTLAND, OREGON – A person was shot and killed in downtown Portland Saturday night as a pro-Trump car caravan wound
Updated Saturday at 4:50 a.m. ET Actor Chadwick Boseman, who starred in Black Panther, has died at the age of 43. A statement posted on Boseman’s Twitter
These Brewers Are Making Beer That ‘Tastes Like Southern Illinois’ — With Herbs, Roots And Mushrooms
Aaron Kleidon kneels to stoke a campfire under a massive copper kettle, as hundreds of gallons of molasses-colored brew churn and bubble inside. He shakes
Hurricane Laura unleashed terrible winds on the Louisiana coast, but its effects are “looking relatively tame from an economic perspective” – especially when compared with
The protests that followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake, now paralyzed, turned deadly Tuesday night when a teenager allegedly shot and killed two people.
President Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president on Thursday. NPR reporters are providing analysis of his remarks live.
Three elected offices in Champaign County government would be changed to appointed ones — and a fourth office would be scaled back — under a
This digital embed shows the cumulative response rate of households that sent their family information to the Census Bureau online, by telephone or via mail.
Follow live updates and analysis of Day 4 of the Republican National Convention. Coverage of the Republican speakers beginning at 8 p.m. CST. They will
Updated at Thursday at 7:15 p.m.: Prosecutors have charged a 17-year-old from Illinois in the fatal shooting of two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and the wounding