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News Local/State
December 02, 2016

Illinois Issues: A Decade Of Pain

New projections show nibbling around the edges of the state’s budget problems will get Illinois nowhere. That's according to the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs.

A view of one of the control consoles at the training center of the Exelon Clinton nuclear power station in DeWitt County.
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News Local/State
December 02, 2016

Bill Raising Electric Rates To Help Clinton, Quad-Cities Nuclear Plants Heads To Governor’s Desk

The Illinois General Assembly is allowing electric utilities to collect more money from customers. The measure approved by the Illinois House and Senate on Thursday is part of a deal in which Exelon Corporation has agreed not to close nuclear plants in Clinton and the Quad Cities for at least ten years.

Bradfield debates Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing in March 2013 at the Champaign City Building.
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News Local/State
December 02, 2016

Republican Bradfield Launches Third Attempt At Urbana Mayor

Engineer and land surveyor Rex Bradfield is launching another campaign for the office of Urbana mayor. With three Democrats in the race, that means there will be a competitive general election for the office in April. Bradfield has twice lost to incumbent Laurel Prussing, in 2009 and 2013. He says Urbana city government needs to to more to lure business to the city, and says funds have been wasted on downtown projects like the Boneyard Creek beautification.

WILL Highlights

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Barns: An Illinois Story

Part documentary, part regional storytelling, and part love letter to the iconic structures dotting our landscape. 


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#BlackScienceMatters

A short film series examining the severe underrepresentation of African-Americans in the sciences.


Vic Di Geronimo in WILL-FM's music library

Classic Mornings

Get more out of your classical music experience and check out Vic Di Geronimo’s blog.