Going once, going twice, gone! Auctions are moving online and changing a rural tradition

Auctions — a marketplace for knick knacks, farm land and everything in between — are often also gathering events for rural communities. That’s changing as more auctions go online. Tractors, four-wheelers, a truck, a skid-loader and more are neatly parked in rows outside a northeast Nebraska farmhouse. The farmer who owns this equipment is retiring […]

217 Today: Urbana school district swears in first Latina board member

Monday, May 15, 2023 Today’s headlines: Abortion rights supporters in Champaign-Urbana are trying to pass legislation to force crisis pregnancy centers to be more explicit about the services they do and don’t provide. Gun shop owners say they’re stuck in the middle as conflicting decisions in the challenges to Illinois’ ban on semi-automatic firearms play out […]