Congressman Tim Johnson (R-Urbana) wants fellow lawmakers to vote on a new farm bill very soon before it expires on Sept. 30. Johnson is a member of the House Agriculture Committee, where the farm bill has sat since July.
A new study predicts more than half of the people in 39 states, including Illinois, will be obese within the next 20 years.
The Eastern Illinois Foodbank has launched a new program to make healthy food more accessible to low-income students and their families. It gives high school students a say in what goes on the table.
The Peoria Chiefs baseball team will again become a minor league affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.
A controversial agreement over how Urbana School Board members discuss their stance on issues could be approved in two weeks.
Chicago teachers are suspending a seven-day strike in the nation's third-largest city, a move that will send thousands of students back to classrooms on Wednesday.
A case before the Illinois Supreme Court is a challenge to the heart of how Illinois pays for education. A group of taxpayers on Tuesday asked the state’s high court to find that Illinois law discriminates against poor school districts.
Illinois U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has released a video about the recent downgrade of the state’s credit rating. It’s the first video the Republican senator has released that isn’t about his recovery from the stroke he suffered earlier this year.
Pedestrians and cyclists will have an easier time crossing I-57 in southwest Champaign, once an overpass for Windsor Road is rebuilt.
A long lost elm tree with a connection to Abraham Lincoln is being honored in Urbana.