University of Illinois calls police on grad students protesting to keep mask requirements

CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois called police on a small graduate student worker protest on Wednesday and is threatening to suspend one or more participants. The Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) held the protest, in opposition to administration plans to relax campus-wide mask requirements.  The university alleges one or more protesters kicked and shoved someone […]

Champaign-Urbana Hosts Only Downstate Women’s March

CHAMPAIGN – On a day when Women’s Marches took place all across the country, hundreds of people gathered at West Side Park in Champaign on Saturday afternoon to participate in the movement. The C-U event was the only one registered in Illinois, outside of Chicago.  The rally kicked off with a series of speakers, including […]

Illinois Health Officials: Protesters Should Get Tested For COVID-19

CHAMPAIGN – Health officials say anyone who’s been out to a rally, protest or other mass gathering should get tested for COVID-19.  Champaign-Urbana Public Health Administrator Julie Pryde says anyone experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested right away.  Otherwise, she says it’s best to get tested five to seven days after possible exposure […]