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WEATHER ALERT: Severe storms expected late this afternoon and evening

Colder air rushing into Central Illinois

Illinois Public Media News is monitoring winds and storms on Tuesday. We will update this post with the latest forecast information. Updated Tuesday at 9:35 p.m. Temperature observations from the last three hours show sharply cooler air spilling into the area as a cold front moves through Illinois. Temperatures dropped about 20 degrees at Galesburg […]

Hawkins has triple-double, No. 16 Illinois thumps Syracuse

CHAMPAIGN — Coleman Hawkins had 15 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and No. 16 Illinois thumped Syracuse 73-44 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Neither team shot well, but Illinois hit 6 of its 15 3-point attempts in the second half to send the Orange home with their third straight loss. Terrence Shannon Jr. had […]

Lawmakers announce bipartisan plan to pay down remaining unemployment debt

Rotunda of Illinois State Capitol

SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers on Tuesday announced a bipartisan plan to use state revenues to pay down the remaining $1.4 billion in debt taken on by the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of the agreement is expected to move through the General Assembly this week before lawmakers adjourn for the year. […]

In post-Roe America, pilots take the abortion battle to the skies

CHICAGO — From 1,800 feet in the air, the view from a tiny, four-seater plane reduces the Chicago suburbs to a vast landscape of miniature patterns. Above us, flocks of geese fly in v-shape formations beneath sheets of white clouds. Sitting behind a small wheel, the pilot removes his jacket, places his glasses on his […]

217 Today: Loyola researcher clears up misinformation about the SAFE-T Act

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 Today’s headlines: It’s still unclear what – if any – changes will be made to Illinois’ so-called “SAFE-T Act” before one of its major components takes effect. The Illinois Department of Transportation has designated Interstate 74 as one of the state’s “alternative fuel corridors” to help people traveling with electric vehicles. […]