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

$51 million awarded to Champaign-Piatt-Macon biomanufacturing tech hub project

A year-long campaign to promote biomanufacturing in central Illinois has paid off for the University of Illinois and its partners.  The U-S Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration has awarded an approximately $51 million grant to a consortium led by the University of Illinois, to establish the Illinois Fermentation and Agriculture Biomanufacturing (or iFAB) tech hub in Champaign, Piatt and Macon Counties.

217 Today: Baseball tournament for the visually impaired comes to Savoy

A baseball player wears an eye mask while swinging at bat at a ball.

Friday, July 5, 2024 Today’s headlines: The Champaign County Freedom Celebration parade was canceled yesterday due to weather conditions.   The Illinois Department of Public Health has added nearly 150 zip codes to its list of high-risk areas for lead exposure for children. Highland Park held its first parade, following a mass shooting two years ago. […]

Baseball tournament for the visually impaired comes to Savoy

A baseball player wears an eye mask while swinging at bat at a ball.

SAVOY – This weekend, three Midwestern teams are coming to Savoy for the Beep Baseball Tournament. This event provides an adaptive version of the sport for visually impaired players and coaches. The Indy Thunder, Chicago Comets, and Gateway Archers will compete at Prairie Fields Park in Savoy on Saturday, July 6th, starting at 9:30am. Morning […]

WILL Call: What’s Happening in Champaign-Urbana Jul. 04 – Jul. 07

Listen to Kimberly Schofield and Adelyn Mui talk about weekend events on IPM News AM 580 and FM 90.9 – Wednesdays at 6:45 and 8:45 a.m., and Thursdays at 5:44 p.m. Audiofeed Music Festival at Champaign County Fairgrounds in Urbana        Date & Time: Starts Thursday July 4th, runs through Sunday night. More […]