News Around Illinois – Aug. 27, 2020

Women Gets 6 Years For Driving Off Unfinished Highway Bridge URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois woman who admitted being drunk when she drove off an unfinished bridge onto a highway, seriously injuring a man, has been sentenced to six years in prison. Ashia Marshall, 30, wept in court Wednesday as she expressed remorse […]

News Around Illinois – Aug. 25, 2020

IDOT Accused by Former Employees Of Racial Discrimination BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A group of current and former employees of the Illinois Department of Transportation are accusing the agency of a history of systemic racism, particularly in its operations in southern Illinois. Lee Coleman, a former Transportation Department Equal Employment Opportunity officer, told the Belleville […]

News Around Illinois – Aug. 18, 2020

Illinois Launches Online COVID-19 Hotspot Map For Travelers CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois public health officials on Monday launched a COVID-19 hotspot map for travelers to assess their risk before leaving the state. The online map shows which U.S. states have an average daily case rate of at least 15 cases per 100,000 people, which is considered higher […]

WIU Moving Ahead with Reopening Plan

Western Illinois University – like schools across the state – shut down its campuses in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Interim President Martin…

Western Illinois University To Offer Cannabis-Growing Minor

MACOMB — The art of growing cannabis will become a minor subject at Western Illinois University in the fall. The university’s school of agriculture in Macomb is acting on interest officials expressed in such a class before adult-use marijuana became legal in January. The minor in cannabis production will require 18 to 19 credit hours […]

News Around Illinois – December 23, 2019

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Rantoul To Vote Monday Night On Sports Complex RANTOUL – The Rantoul Village Board is holding a special meeting Monday night, where they’ll vote on an agreement to acquire land for a 65-acre outdoor sports complex. The resolution calls for the village to lease the site south of the Rantoul Walmart for the first six […]