Final Election Tallies Include Some Close Votes

URBANA – All around Illinois on Tuesday, local authorities certified results from the April 6 local elections. Provisional and late-arriving mail-in ballots had an impact on some close races, but not others. For instance, no additional ballots were added when the Danville Election Commission finalized the results of the Ward 7 Danville City Council race. […]

Two Savoy Candidates Await Final Count In A Close Election

SAVOY – In the Champaign County town of Savoy, the election for a village board seat is still too close to call. Incumbent trustees Jan Carter Niccum and A. J. Ruggieri were tied for the third of three available at-large seats with 380 votes apiece, according to the unofficial count on the night of the […]

217 Today — March 26, 2021

Friday, March 26, 2021 Today’s headlines: More than two-thirds of staff at Illinois prisons rejected their chance at getting the COVID-19 vaccine. A bill state legislators say would expand voting rights is on its way to the governor after passing the Senate. It would increase vote by mail options and allow curbside voting. Larger cities in Illinois […]

News Around Illinois – June 1, 2020

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Public Officials Announce 60 New COVID-19 Deaths in Illinois CHICAGO — Public health officials say there have been 1,343 new cases of COVID-19 and 60 additional deaths in Illinois. The state’s Department of Public Health announced the latest details on the coronavirus pandemic Sunday. Overall, there have been 120,260 cases, including 5,390 deaths. More than […]

Central Illinois Under Winter Weather Advisory; Cancellations Underway

CHAMPAIGN – The National Weather Service Central Illinois office said on Wednesday afternoon that our area can expect snow into Thursday morning. However, rain will dominate southeast Illinois with freezing rain and sleet will be possible near I-70 Wednesday night which will lower snow accumulations there. Farther north snow will become lighter overnight and taper […]

News Around Illinois – December 5, 2019

Savoy Bars Cannabis-Related Businesses Ahead of Legalization SAVOY – The Savoy Village Board voted Wednesday night to bar any cannabis-related businesses from opening within their borders. With one trustee absent, the board voted 5 to nothing to prohibit all cannabis businesses in Savoy. The trustees said most residents they heard from opposed allowing the businesses, […]