Champaign-Urbana Public Health District office building.

CU Citizen Access

January 25, 2019 - News Local/State

One Case Of Measles Confirmed In Champaign County

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District has reported one local case of the highly contagious measles virus. Public health officials say the patient was admitted to the emergency room Jan. 19, and tests confirmed Wednesday that the patient had the infection.


A roller coaster at Six Flags Great America, in the suburbs north of Chicago.

Juan Pablo Gonzalez / Flickr.com/JuanPG (CC BY-NC 2.0)

January 25, 2019 - News Local/State

Supreme Court Upholds Biometric Privacy Law

Electronic privacy advocates are praising a ruling from the Illinois Supreme Court on Friday. The justices held that people can sue just for having biometric information collected without consent.


Republican political operative Roger Stone has been charged in connection with the Russian attack on the 2016 election.

Mark Wilson/Getty Images

January 25, 2019 - News Local/State

Trump Confidant Roger Stone Indicted On 7 Counts Related To 2016 Election Attack

Roger Stone, the longtime Republican political operator and confidant of President Trump, has been arrested in Florida after being indicted on seven counts including obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements in connection with the Russian attack on the 2016 election.


Mug shot of Joe Morris of Clarence in Ford County, Illinois

Sherburne County (MN) Jail

January 24, 2019 - News Local/State

Two Change Pleas To Guilty In Minnesota Mosque Bombing & Attempted Champaign Clinic Bombing

Two members of a self-styled militia group from Ford County pleaded guilty Thursday in the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque, admitting that they hoped the attack would scare Muslims into leaving the country. Michael McWhorter, 29, and Joe Morris , 23, of Clarence, Illinois, pleaded guilty in federal court to five counts that also included an attempted bombing of a clinic in Champaign that performed abortions. Each faces at least 35 years in prison.


Lieutenant Governor Stratton at Inauguration

Vishesh Anand/Illinois Public Media

January 24, 2019 - The 21st Show

Lt. Gov. Stratton And Criminal Justice; Male Preschool Teachers; World’s Fair Vase Found

On the 21st: We speak with Juliana Stratton, our new lieutenant governor. She’s tasked with leading the state’s efforts to change our criminal justice syste - and, we'll hear from the community organization First Followers on how to best help people who have been incarcerated. Plus, just 2% of Illinois preschool teachers are men. What's behind that? And, you might be surprised to hear that the 8-foot tall “lost vase” from the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair has been found...in a California seafood restaurant.


Found Footage Festival

January 24, 2019 - News Local/State

‘Found Footage Festival’ Brings Hilariously Strange Videos to Champaign Audience

The Found Footage Festival showcases the best and funniest discarded videos, found in thrift stores and dumpsters around the country. Illinois Public Media spoke with Nick Prueher, a comedian who co-founded the show with his childhood friend Joe Pickett, to learn more about  the origins of the 'Found Footage Festival.' 


Giorgi Bezhanishvili scores a hook shot over Wisconsin's Nate Reuvers.

Rob McColley/for Illinois Public Media

January 24, 2019 - News Local/State

Cold-Shooting Illini Fall Again To Wisconsin

The Illini men lost their 14th basketball game of the year, and their fourteenth straight to the Wisconsin Badgers, 72-60 Wednesday night in Champaign.


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