Just inside the main gate of the Illinois State Fair sits a cluster of white booths around a gazebo. At the entrances, signs read “Ethnic Village.” For nearly 40 years, fair-goers have found food from around the world as well as music and other performances. But this is the last year it will have that name.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently awarded grants totalling $2.1 million to address the opioid crisis in central Illinois and improve the quality behavioral health services. One of those recipients if Promise Healthcare in Champaign, which received nearly $167,000.
Earlier this year, hundreds of books were removed from the college in prison program’s library inside the educational wing of the Danville prison. Documents obtained by Illinois Newsroom shine a light on why the books were removed, and who was responsible for their removal.