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Virginia police: Six people killed in Walmart shooting

Updated Wednesday at 5:40 a.m. CHESAPEAKE, Va. — A shooter opened fire in a Walmart in Virginia late Tuesday, leaving six people dead, police said, in the second high-profile mass killing in a handful of days. The assailant is also dead. The store in Chesapeake is now safe and will likely be closed for several […]

Police arrest teenager suspected of threatening Urbana High School

Police have arrested one of the people suspected of threatening violence against Urbana High School. The arrest of a 16-year-old girl took place on Tuesday in Chicago. Urbana Police say the teenager is one of the people who threatened on Nov. 7 to bomb and shoot students at the high school. The Urbana school district […]

Mother, friends, performers among dead at Colorado gay club

The five people who were killed at a gay club in Colorado are being remembered as loving parents, enthusiastic performers and longtime patrons who cherished Club Q as a safe haven for members of the LGBTQ community. They came to Colorado Springs’ preeminent LGBTQ establishment on Saturday evening and were met with tragedy when a […]

Flagpole removed from Old State Capitol

SPRINGFIELD – People walking through downtown Springfield on Monday morning looked up to an unusual sight – a helicopter hovering over the Old State Capitol, dropping a rope and lifting away the flagpole that sat atop the bronze-colored dome. “We took off the flagpole of at the Old State Capitol today in preparation for a […]

Midwest cities have plenty of vacant lots. So why can’t urban farmers buy that land?

Urban farmers are trying to buy vacant lots for their farms to bring fresh, healthy food and green space to their neighborhoods, but they face challenges in acquiring that land. KANSAS CITY, Kan. — There’s a high demand for the vegetables Mediatrice Niyonkuru grows in her urban garden. Cassava leaves, muchicha and white eggplant are […]

217 Today: Urban farmers struggle to buy vacant lots to turn into greenspace

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 Today’s headlines: The nationwide shortage of a common antibiotic has hit local pharmacies. As Thanksgiving approaches, rising food prices could make it harder to prepare a healthy meal that’s also not overly expensive. The City of Urbana is offering a free leaf recycling program through the month of November. The Illinois […]

Illini women improve to 5-0 with blowout win over Oakland

CHAMPAIGN — The Fighting Illini women’s basketball team is off to its best start since the 2014-15 season after an 84-55 win over Oakland University Monday night in Champaign. Four Illinois players scored in double figures, led by junior Makira Cook with 18 points. Senior Jada Peebles added 12 points off the bench for the […]