Coronavirus Information Center

This site is a compilation of the latest news about the COVID-19 pandemic in Illinois, along with up-to-date resources and guidance from local, state and federal agencies. What questions do you have? Send us your questions to help inform the stories we tell and what we investigate. Coronavirus by the Numbers Testing: Where Can You Get […]

Lack Of Access, Long Waitlists: Education In Illinois Prisons

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 he was 16 credits shy of receiving an associates degree from Lake Land College, a community college that offers classes in several prisons in Illinois, when he left Western Illinois […]

School Closings For December 17, 2019

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for parts of Central Illinois. One round of snow fell Sunday night closing many schools on Monday morning. And another round came through the area on Monday evening. The warning expires Tuesday at 12:00 a.m.   SCHOOLS CLOSED on TUESDAY CHAMPAIGN COUNTY   COLES COUNTY Charleston […]

School Closings & Delays For December 16, 2019

The National Weather Service in Lincoln issued a Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory for many counties in Central Illinois.  Several inches of snow fell Sunday night forcing many schools to close or delay opening on Monday morning. Another round is in the forecast for Monday night. SCHOOL DELAYS/SERVICE ISSUES Champaign Unit 4 School […]