217 Today — Jan. 20, 2021

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Today’s headlines: A group of U.S. lawmakers announced the reintroduction of the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act. There are only about nine college-in-prison programs in Illinois. But that number could increase.  Illinois beat Penn State 79 to 65 at the State Farm Center last night. Kofi Cockburn strengthened his position as men’s […]

Pritzker’s Daily COVID-19 Briefing Full Transcript And Audio — Jan. 15, 2021

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Dr. Ngozi Ezike held a COVID-19 press briefing today as cases and hospitalizations in Illinois reach record highs. Read and listen to the latest update from the governor’s office on new cases, phased re-opening and closings of different regions and the state’s ongoing pandemic response. You can watch the most recent […]

WATCH LIVE: Pritzker’s Jan. 15 COVID-19 Update

WATCH LIVE:  At 12 p.m. today the Pritzker administration is holding a press briefing to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The questions we receive from you directly inform the stories we tell and what we investigate. Let us know what you need to know!

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Set For Champaign County Residents, 75+

UPDATE: All appointments for the January 12-14 COVID-19 vaccination clinics are full. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District cites an “overwhelming response.” CUPHD says it will announce its next vaccination clinic via their website and social media, once they get an additional supply of vaccines. – JM 1/9/21 11:25 p.m. URBANA – Champaign County health officials […]

Pritzker’s Daily COVID-19 Briefing Full Transcript And Audio — Jan. 6, 2021

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Dr. Ngozi Ezike are holding daily COVID-19 press briefings as cases and hospitalizations in Illinois reach record highs. Read and listen to the latest update from the governor’s office on new cases, phased re-opening and closings of different regions and the state’s ongoing pandemic response. You can watch the most recent […]

Towns Offer Aid To Businesses For COVID-Related Supplies

CHAMPAIGN – Small businesses have had to deal with an added expense this year, paying for supplies and equipment to prevent the coronavirus from spreading at their stores, offices and factories. Champaign, Urbana and Rantoul are offering state-funded grants to help with those new expenses. The grants can be used by small businesses in the […]

217 Today — Dec. 11, 2020

Friday December 11, 2020 Today’s headlines:  Governor JB Pritzker’s administration is sending Illinois National Guard medical staff to assist with Coronavirus testing and screening at three of the state’s four veterans’ homes. The governor’s office last week announced the 50 counties in Illinois that would be first in line for vaccine distribution for healthcare workers, a demographic […]

Where To Find Locations To Get Tested For COVID-19

For health questions about COVID-19, call the Illinois Department of Public Health hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov. Illinois has expanded COVID-19 testing criteria to allow anyone to get tested, regardless of symptoms. Illinois Department of Public Health IDPH’s database features testing locations in Champaign, Urbana, Savoy, Danville, Decatur, Mattoon and Hoopeston, including, but not […]