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Champaign students return to second fall of in-person pandemic school

CHAMPAIGN — Thursday was the first day of school for most Champaign Unit 4 students. Students at International Prep Academy welcomed the second year of fully in-person classes after the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic. “It was very, very cool, because we got to do tons of new activities,” says fifth grader Annayaretze Martinez. “At […]

217 Today: Ukrainian students visit sister city of Rockford for respite from war

Friday, August 19, 2022 Today’s headlines: Illinois Republicans hammered high taxes, executive overreach, and even the city of Chicago as they rallied their base at the Illinois State Fair Thursday.  The Workforce Equity Initiative at 18 Illinois community colleges will receive nearly $19 million in funding for a third year of programming.  Thursday was the […]

Duckworth voices concerns for reproductive procedures, birth control after Roe reversal

BARTONVILLE –U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth says she’s concerned the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling that overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade decision could lead to additional limitations of reproductive choices. “The Dobbs decision on Roe v. Wade wasn’t about banning or not banning abortion. It was about whether or not people with uteruses have the […]

Ukrainian students visit sister city of Rockford for respite from war

ROCKFORD — Two Ukrainian girls recently danced across the stage of Rockford’s historic Coronado Theatre. It was one of their last days in the U.S. before heading back home. The chaperones, some of them parents, and their teenage friends smile as they watched them waltz. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/s528/audio/2022/08/0815ukrf.mp3 Listen to this story here. There hasn’t been much […]