African-American Arts Faculty Showcased In ‘We Got Next’

This summer, there’s been a lot of discussion about racism, anti-black violence and injustice. Now African-Americans on the faculty of the University of Illinois’ College of Fine and Applied Arts are sharing their perspectives in a 5-part online showcase called “We Got Next” that you’re invited to attend virtually. Prof. Taylor talked about “We Got […]

Danville Juneteenth Celebration Promises History Lesson And A Party

There will be food, music, dancing and a serving of history, Danville’s Juneteenth Celebration, which runs from 5 to 8 PM on Friday, June 19, at Lincoln Park (1000 N. Logan Ave.). A Facebook page for the event is linked here. Juneteenth marks June 19, 1865, when word of the Emancipation Proclamation formally came to […]

News Around Illinois – June 15, 2020

Illinois Health Official Announce 19 New Coronavirus Deaths CHICAGO — Public health officials in Illinois are reporting 19 more deaths linked to COVID-19 and 672 new coronavirus cases. The Illinois Department of Public Health said Sunday that overall there have been 6,308 deaths and 132,543 cases in the state since the pandemic began. The state […]

Report: 75% Of Chicago Curfew Violation Arrestees Were Black

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CHICAGO — A published report says black people made up 75% of those arrested in Chicago for alleged violations of a curfew put in place following demonstrations over George Floyd’s death. The Chicago Sun-Times analyzed police data from the first five days of the curfew imposed May 30 and lifted June 7. The racial disparity […]

News Around Illinois – April 7, 2020

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1,006 New COVID-19 Cases, 33 New Deaths Reported In Illinois CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,006 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois on Monday, including 33 deaths. Monday’s state report did not include the death of a COVID-19 patient in Champaign County, reported Monday by the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District. A […]

News Around Illinois – January 21, 2020

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Peoria Bidding To Keep High School Basketball Tournaments PEORIA – The Peoria Civic Center placed bids to host both the IHSA Boys and Girls Basketball Tournaments for the next three years. Peoria has some competition. Champaign wants the boys tournament, and Normal is bidding to keep the girls tournament. Peoria has played host to the boys tournament […]