January 24, 2014

Illinois Unemployment Drops, But State Sheds Jobs

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state's unemployment rate dropped in November for a fourth straight month. But the 8.6 percent rate is still one of the highest in the country.


January 24, 2014

Former Illini Brent Sentenced To 180 Days In Jail

Jurors have sentenced former Dallas and Illini football player Josh Brent to 180 days in jail and 10 years of probation for a drunken car crash that killed his friend and teammate, Jerry Brown.


January 23, 2014

Warming Centers in Champaign-Urbana

With the extreme cold temperatures on Thursday and going into Friday, the Champaign County Emergency Management Agency has issued a list of local Warming Centers.


January 23, 2014

State Board of Education Seeks Billion Dollar Increase

Illinois’ State Board of Education is asking the General Assembly for a $1-billion increase in the new fiscal year.  This comes even as Illinois’ budget is already projected to be short by twice that amount.


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