University of Illinois students hold rally in support of Ukraine

URBANA, Ill. – When Daniel Brandys, the vice president of the Ukrainian Student Association at the University of Illinois, was growing up, he said many people in the U.S. had no idea what Ukraine was.  Now, with Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine, Brandys said he’s finally seeing people standing in solidarity with the country that […]

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 […]