The TIMES Center in Champaign.

City of Champaign Township

July 03, 2018

C-U At Home Hopes To Relaunch Men’s Homeless Shelter At TIMES Center

It’s been two years since cuts in government funding forced the shutdown of the emergency men’s shelter at the TIMES Center in Champaign. A transitional housing program at the facility ended last month for the same reason. But a partnership between the building’s owner and another local non-profit group could bring the men’s shelter program back to life.

Peoria launched its 'Don't Shoot' initiative with a graphic billboard campaign.

Peoria Public Radio

May 18, 2018

How To Stop Gun Violence? Just Ask

Conversations around gun violence often revolve around long-term solutions, like improving schools or the local economy. But even if those things were easy — and they’re not — it would take a generation to realize the benefits.

Nicholas Weible, offers his mom, Wendy Smith a tissue during the memorial service for his father, Christopher Weible, held at First Christian Church in Quincy, on April 20.

Steve Bohnstedt/via AP

May 04, 2018

Adams Co. Coroner To Poor: Pay $1000 Or County Keeps Remains

Adams County Coroner James Keller is facing sharp criticism for how he handles poor people who can't afford to bury their loved ones: He has them sign over their rights to the deceased, leaving them without the death certificate, then cremates the body and keeps the ashes until the family pays $1,000.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, shown in Denver in April 2018, said he believes the farm bill will be passed before the September deadline.

Esther Honig/Harvest Public Media

April 30, 2018

Ag Secretary Confident Trump Will Help Push Farm Bill Across Finish Line

The farm bill traditionally is a bipartisan effort, but House Republicans’ proposed changes to the main federal food-aid program in this year’s version has struck a nerve. To move it through efficiently, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says he’ll appeal to President Donald Trump.

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