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Governor J-B Pritzker is signing a new law requiring insurance coverage of continuous glucose monitors

(Champaign-jm) – On June 19, 2022, at approximately 1:48 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 900 block of W. Bloomington Road for a report of a shooting with injury. Upon arrival, officers located multiple victims suffering from gunshot wounds and immediately started rendering medical aid. A male victim was found in a vehicle having suffered multiple life-threatening gunshot wounds. He was transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Two female victims also suffered non-life-threatening wounds to the legs. The initial investigation indicates that an impromptu gathering had started in the parking lot of an area business just minutes prior to the incident. All three victims were in or near the same vehicle at the time that the shooting occurred. The driver then reversed across a parking lot and struck another vehicle, leaving a third female with non-life-threatening injuries. 



(Champaign-jm) – The Champaign County coroner identified a man killed in a 2-vehicle crash on Thursday. In a news release, Coroner Duane Northrup said the crash happened on County Road 2200 East near 1950 North in Stanton Township. The coroner stated 27-year-old Caleb Huls was pronounced dead at the scene. Preliminary investigation indicated Huls was driving northbound on 2200E when he rear-ended a vehicle with his car. Huls died from blunt force trauma he sustained during the crash. Toxicology results are pending. This crash is still under investigation.


(Springfield-jm) – Governor J-B Pritzker is signing a new law requiring insurance coverage of continuous glucose monitors. The wearable monitors are essential for patients with type one and type two diabetes to track their blood sugar level throughout the day but aren’t always affordable says Governor Pritzker…



Illinois Governor J-B Pritzker. The law, which takes effect in January, ensures that health plans cover the devices. More than one point three million people in Illinois suffer from diabetes.


(Undated-jm) – Secretary of State Jesse White is announcing all drivers services facilities will be closed for the Juneteenth holiday. Facilities open Monday through Friday will be closed today. As a reminder banks and the postal service will also be closed.


(Springfield-jm) – The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is adding training and resources to better serve LGBTQI plus youth in care. DCFS now requires foster parents to take an enhanced course on the unique needs of LGBTQI plus kids says Spokesperson Deborah Lopez…



DCFS Spokesperson Deborah Lopez. DCFS staff are undergoing additional training as well and the agency is working on other ways to support the LGBTQI plus population by listening to former youth in care about their experiences.


(Rankin-tr) – The Rankin Lions Club will be hosting their 23rd annual Tractor Pull on Friday, June 24th. Rankin Lions Club Tractor Pull Spokesperson Aaron Bertan shares how tractor pulling grew in the small town of Rankin… 



Rankin Lions Club Tractor Pull Spokesperson Aaron Bertan. WPXN will be broadcasting live on Friday afternoon at the Rankin Celebration as part of our Summer Fun Tour 2022.

(Danville-jm) – Vermilion County leaders have approved another round of ARPA funding. The county board approved spending $312,000 to upgrade four courtrooms at the counties courthouse. $133,000 will go toward upgrades to the counties dispatch system for emergency services.


(Mahomet-jm) – A Mahomet man is dead following a motorcycle vs vehicle accident in Mahomet. Colton Fender was pronounced dead at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana after the motorcycle he was driving collided with another vehicle, ejecting Fender. 


(Champaign-jm) – A shooting and subsequent crash early Saturday morning sent one person to the hospital. At 5:43 a.m., officers from the Urbana Police Department responded to the intersection of West University and North Goodwin Avenue for a report of a two-vehicle accident. When officers arrived, they found a 32-year-old male passenger in one vehicle with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the torso. Officers from the Urbana Police Department immediately rendered medical aid and the victim was transported to an area hospital. Upon investigation by officers from the Urbana Police Department, it was determined that the shooting took place somewhere in Northwest Champaign.


(Springfield-jm) – Governor J-B Pritzker is signing two bills to further protect survivors of sexual assault. One new law clarifies that a person who knowingly gets drunk or high cannot give consent, says the Governor…



Illinois Governor J-B Pritzker. The change as based on the case of an Illinois woman who was raped after drinking and was told the case liekly wouldn’t be prosecuted as a result. A second new law expands where survivors can access treatment and for how long.


(Springfield-jm) – Illinois now has an official state snake. Add the Eastern Milksnake to the list of state symbols. It’s found across Illinois and is typically 24 to 36 inches long. Senator Dale Fowler of Harrisburg sponsored the legislation, explaining that the name comes from an old myth that these snakes milked cows…



State Senator Dale Fowler of Harrisburg. Fowler says the idea for an official state snake was brought to him by a 7th grader in his district.


(Roberts-jm) – Roberts will be celebrating 150 years on Saturday. A parade is being planned for this celebration. Roberts 150th Celebration Spokesperson Stan Daro says there is no need to sign up ahead of time, just to show up and join in… 



Roberts 150th Celebration Spokesperson Stan Daro. WPXN Summer Fun Tour Stop number 4 is Saturday at 1pm in Roberts


(Rantoul-tr) – The Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating Beltone’s move to 1720 E Grove Street in Rantoul today at 8:30 am with a Ribbon Cutting and Open House. Coffee & Donuts will be served. Free Hearing Screenings will also be available.


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