We were alarmed to learn yesterday that hurricanes with female names are not being taken as seriously as their male counterparts. It seems people in the path of a hurricane are more likely to heed warnings to take shelter or evacuate if the storm is named Charley than if the storm is named Eloise. Which can be a deadly decision. [Because, seriously: Hurricanes are dangerous — even if they have "lady" names. If authorities tell you to take shelter or evacuate, do it. Right away.]
Champaign’s Market Place Mall closes at 9 PM. But on Tuesday, June 3rd, it reopens at 10 --- not for the public, but for a police training exercise that is expected to last until 5 AM Wednesday morning.
The U.S. has devoted billions of dollars to fighting terrorism overseas in the years since the Sept. 11 attacks.
President Obama today [Tuesday] defended the deal under which Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed in exchange for high-level Taliban prisoners, saying his administration had consulted with Congress over a possible trade. And, he dismissed questions about how Bergdahl was captured by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan in June 2009.
A boil order has been issued for water customers in St. Joseph.
The new director of the Urbana Free Library comes to an institution that, just last summer, was engulfed in controversy.
Right now, America's schools are in a sprint. Forty-four states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core Standards. That means new learning benchmarks for millions of kids from kindergarten through high school. And, for many of them, the Core will feel tougher than what they're used to. Because it is tougher.
The Obama administration’s new draft rules targeting power plant emissions found some central Illinois support.
A group trying to impose term limits on state legislators says it gathered enough valid signatures to get on the November ballot.
After three months of declines, the U of I’s Flash Index to the Illinois economy showed a slight increase in May, up two tenths of a point, to 106.2.