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March 2, 2023

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Tornadoes swept through Champaign County earlier this week. The National Weather Service verifying three touchdowns. One in Ford and 2 in Champaign Counties.

THEN ... The University of Illinois will be quieter these next few years.

Scheduled renovations of Altgeld Hall have prompted the University of Illinois to temporarily halt the chimes. We were there Sunday evening for the last concert.

And... the long-awaited opening of a popular chicken restaurant.

The line spanned out the door and around the block.After several postponements, Raising Kane finally opened it's doors.

Pandemic-era expansions of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, were rolled back on Tuesday.

With over a million food-insecure families in Illinois alone depending on SNAP as a lifeline, this cutback has raised concerns about how struggling families will afford basic groceries.

UI7’s J. Sidney Malone tells us what happens next for those families struggling to put food on the table.

Another U of I landmark is coming to a close, at least for now. Carley Edwards reports that Altgeld chimes have been ringing for more than a century, but it may be a while before you hear them again.

Two tornadoes touched down in Champaign County on Monday morning. According to the national weather service, the tornadoes were brief and weak with no damage immediately reported. We talk to Atmospheric Science Professor Dr. Jeff Frame about Mondays storms.

An animal rescue with a unique mission to find homes for pets with disabilities or a past of abuse. Here's what Moore's Rescue Ranch had to offer.

State Farm Center, formerly Assembly Hall, turns 60 on March 4. Home to Illinois athletics, concerts, and so much more. We have some fun facts about this iconic campus arena.

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