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Official Illinois Bike Maps available

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced new-and-improved Illinois Official Bike Maps, a free and convenient resource showcasing the state’s vast bicycle network of trails, paths and streets. Maps for each of IDOT’s nine districts include new features and designs that make them easier to understand, while including more information on noteworthy stops and attractions […]

Pritzker makes abortion rights central issue

SPRINGFIELD – Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker said Tuesday that abortion rights will be a central issue in the 2022 election, not just in his bid for reelection but in races up and down the ballot. That includes races for Congress and the Illinois Supreme Court as well as the governor’s race and state legislative contests. […]

Former Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev has died at age 91.

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who played a central role in ending the Cold War, died Tuesday at the age of 91. Russian media reported his death, citing the hospital that was treating him as saying he died of a “serious and protracted disease,” without providing more information. Gorbachev’s trademark policies of glasnost and perestroika helped open […]

Helping sickle cell patients starts with collecting better data

FORT WORTH, Tex. — Monica Brown is used to hearing people say she looks young for her age. She’s 41, but feels decades older – mainly because of her struggle with sickle cell disease, a genetic disorder that affects her blood. “People say, ‘Oh you look so good,’ but they do not know what’s going […]

217 Today: Lack of data on sickle cell disease creates consequences for patients

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 Today’s headlines: Many Central Illinois communities are cleaning up after severe storms Monday night. Members of the University of Illinois Graduate Employees Organization say the University’s proposed contract doesn’t give them the pay and benefits they deserve. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is now strongly recommending students and staff wear […]