WSIU Staff

2021 Consolidated Municipal Election Results (contested races only):

2021 Consolidated Municipal Election Results (contested races only):

2021 Consolidated Municipal Election Results (contested races only):

6% voter turnout in Union County

2021 Consolidated Municipal Election Results (contested races only):

2021 Consolidated Municipal Election Results (contested races only):

Williamson County reports 3,897 votes cast, for a turnout at 8%.

2021 Consolidated Municipal Election Results (contested races only):

2021 Consolidated Municipal Election Results (contested races only):

2021 Consolidated Municipal Election Results (contested races only):

16% voter turnout in Jackson County

2021 Consolidated Municipal Election Results (contested races only):

2021 Consolidated Municipal Election Results (contested races only):

2021 Consolidated Municipal Election Results (contested races only):

11% voter turnout in Randolph County

InFocus
WSIU Staff

WSIU’s team of reporters talk to leaders in healthcare, education, policy, and the arts about how the virus affected their operations over the past year.

Boys & Girls Club
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Illinois (BGCSI) Wins ‘Neighborly’ Award for Outstanding Contribution to Youth Empowerment

Biden Illustration
Caroline Amedabar | NPR

President Biden is presenting his next big legislative move: infrastructure. The "Build Back Better" plan is expected to include funding for physical infrastructure like roads and bridges as well as for clean energy and energy efficiency projects. Watch his remarks live.

The Capitol Building
Annette Elizabeth Allen for NPR

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is testifying before Congress about the future of his department as the administration scrambles to address a wave of unaccompanied minors at the border.

The White House
Noah Fortson / NPR

President Biden is giving the first prime-time address of his presidency to mark one year of the coronavirus pandemic, a day after Congress passed a massive relief package.

US Capitol Building
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FBI Director Christopher Wray is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the Jan. 6 insurrection, domestic extremism and other threats. Watch the hearing live at 9 a.m.

Civil Rights Collection

Mar 1, 2021

During Black History Month we feature a Springfield man whose collection of civil rights memorabilia goes back to the 1960’s

InFocus
WSIU Staff

Social Justice movements like Black Lives Matter have changed the way Americans think over the last several months. February is Black History Month, and we'll bring you opportunities to learn more about history and culture, as well as ways to get more involved in equity and diversity initiatives.

InFocus 105: Renewal

Feb 25, 2021

January is traditionally a time of renewal and new starts. How does that apply to a global health crisis? We'll take a closer look at how new vaccines and treatments are changing the way healthcare professionals are caring for patients and working to keep others healthy. The New Year may also bring new rules that affect how we live and work. We'll explore what some of those options look like, and what you need to know as you make your own resolutions and plans.

The Capitol Building
Annette Elizabeth Allen for NPR

The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a confirmation hearing for Merrick Garland, President Biden's nominee for attorney general. Garland is the former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and has deep ties to the Justice Department, where he served as a prosecutor decades ago

The Capitol Building
Annette Elizabeth Allen for NPR

Former President Donald Trump is on trial for a second time in the Senate. This time, the House has impeached Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection. Trump's defense team denies he directly called for violence and argues that he should not be tried since he is no longer in office. The House impeachment managers say he must be held accountable for the violence at the Capitol.

(UPDATED 6:20am) School districts in southern Illinois are making attendance decisions due to wintry conditions. Please read carefully the lists below:

The Capitol Building
Annette Elizabeth Allen for NPR

Former President Donald Trump is on trial for a second time in the Senate. This time, the House has impeached Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection. Trump's defense team denies he directly called for violence and argues that he should not be tried since he is no longer in office. The House impeachment managers say he must be held accountable for the violence at the Capitol.

Watch the proceedings live. Trial to begin at 12 a.m. CST

Illinois Stories - Ten Acre Treehouses
WMEC TV PBS Macomb

Perhaps the most unique lodging opportunity in the state exists among the trees near Nauvoo

Finding Your Roots
WSEC TV PBS Springfield

Ancestry Special. This is like a local version of the popular PBS program, “Finding Your Roots”

Illinois Stories - Ten Acre Treehouses
WMEC TV PBS Macomb

Perhaps the most unique lodging opportunity in the state exists among the trees near Nauvoo

InFocus 105: Renewal

Jan 29, 2021

January is traditionally a time of renewal and new starts. How does that apply to a global health crisis? We'll take a closer look at how new vaccines and treatments are changing the way healthcare professionals are caring for patients and working to keep others healthy. The New Year may also bring new rules that affect how we live and work. We'll explore what some of those options look like, and what you need to know as you make your own resolutions and plans.

US Capitol Building
Credit: Liam James Doyle | NPR / NPR

The House is formally transmitting the article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump tot he Senate, setting the stage for the trial in that chamber the week of Feb. 8. Page is set to go live at 5:55 p.m. CST

The White House
Annette Elizabeth / NPR

President-elect Biden is set to deliver remarks in which he will "outline his vaccination and economic rescue legislative package." Biden has long said that the most recent coronavirus relief legislation did not go far enough in delivering critical help, and that a new package would be a top priority for his incoming administration.

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