January 28, 2014

Former Parkland Professor In Super Bowl Doritos Commercial

This Sunday, many will be watching the Super Bowl not just for the game itself but for the commercials that surround the broadcast. One personal in particular who will be watching is former Parkland College Theater Professor and professional actor Jim Coates. He is in a commercial vying for a one million dollar prize from Doritos.


Pat Quinn
(Seth Perlman/AP)
January 28, 2014

Gov. Quinn To Deliver State Of The State Address

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn gives his sixth State of the State address on Wednesday in Springfield. It comes in an election year that has Quinn seeking a second full term as governor.


January 28, 2014

U.S. House To Vote On 2014 Farm Bill

The U.S. House is set to vote on a new farm bill Wednesday, after House and Senate negotiators earlier this week agreed on compromise legislation combining each chambers' drafts.


The new farm bill includes provisions to help livestock producers hit by natural disasters and extreme weather. Here, cattle stay warm in a barn in Illinois during this month's cold weather.
(Seth Perlman/AP)
January 28, 2014

New Bipartisan Farm Bill Emerges From Long Debate In Congress

Members of the House and Senate have reached a bipartisan agreement on a five-year farm bill that will end months of uncertainty for farmers and agriculture workers, its backers say. If enacted, it would close the gap left when the previous farm bill expired late in 2013, after an emergency extension lapsed.


January 28, 2014

New Champaign Central HS Site Chosen

A site on Interstate Drive just east of the Ashland Park subdivision is to be the home for a new facility to replace the current Champaign Central High School.


January 28, 2014

Tornado Victims Share Stories At Peoria Museum

People affected by the November 17, 2013 tornadoes were invited to a special kick-off event Monday night at the Peoria Riverfront Museum.  About 40 people attended, many young families, to share their stories following the disaster.


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