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WEATHER ALERT: Hurricane Beryl’s to bring heavy rainfall and potential flooding to Illinois

Marron seeks state funding for Savoy, Rantoul & Danville infrastructure projects

State Representative Mike Marron is one of many Republicans critical of Governor J-B Pritzker’s ambitious budget proposals to add new state spending for education, childcare, and anti-poverty efforts. But the Vermilion County lawmaker is still working to make sure state funding for infrastructure projects reaches his 104th House district. Marron announced three bills for three […]

States are turning to Medicaid to help people leaving incarceration

Lee Reed spent his first night after getting out of prison sleeping in the stairwell of a parking garage in downtown San Francisco. Just a few days shy of his 62nd birthday, Reed had nowhere else to go. During his two decades in prison, his mom and wife had died, and he’d lost touch with […]

Three tornadoes sighted in Champaign County Monday AM; Tornado Watch until 4pm

Illinois Public Media News is monitoring storms forecasted for Champaign-Urbana and surrounding areas on February 27. This post will be updated with information from the National Weather Service in Lincoln and Chambana Weather meteorologist Andrew Pritchard. Trying to wrap my head around what just happened. Observed a pair of tornadoes just outside the Champaign-Urbana, #ilwx […]

217 Today: Northern Illinois University professors provide sports activities to incarcerated teens

Monday, February 27, 2023 Today’s headlines: State Representative Mike Marron is one of many Republicans critical of the spending proposals outlined in Governor J.B. Pritzker’s budget, but he has a plan of his own. Environmental groups in Illinois are hoping to limit microplastic waste, and they’re looking at washing machines. Twenty-five community organizations and government […]