Coronavirus Information Center

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 827,000 people and killed more than 40,000 worldwide. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. As of April 5, more than 11,000 people in Illinois have been […]

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 […]