Why The Flu Shot Is Important — And Where To Get One In East-Central Illinois

URBANA – Public health officials say mask-wearing, social distancing — and getting an influenza vaccine — are things everyone can do to prevent hospitals from getting overwhelmed this flu season.  Officials are asking Americans to get the flu shot to help avoid a “twindemic” caused by a combination of COVID-19 and the seasonal flu. Linda […]

News Around Illinois – January 9, 2020

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Illinois Task Force On Property Taxes Earns Critique SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin says a statewide task force designed to address local property taxes has so far failed to do so.  He and other House Republicans roundly criticized the group Wednesday, which was created shortly after state lawmakers approved a ballot question […]

News Around Illinois – December 2, 2019

The Champaign City Building figures prominently in this view of downtown Champaign, as seen from University Avenue.

Champaign Charity For Hungry, Homeless Faces Deficit CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign charity that aids the hungry and homeless is more than $270,000 in the hole as it enters the holiday season. The News-Gazette reported that Restoration Urban Ministries budgets $650,000 for housing, food and clothing. It offers church services, substance-abuse recovery programs, and self-sufficiency education. […]