May 05, 2014

Illinois Schools Struggle To Soften Pension Losses

The solution Illinois' lawmakers came up with last year to the state's underfunded pension problem has provided incentives for many public university employees to leave before losing retirement money.


The University of Illinois' marching band.
(Erik Abderhalden/flickr)
May 03, 2014

Marching Illini Chosen For 2015 Macy’s Parade

The University of Illinois' Marching Illini will be one of just a handful of marching bands to perform in next year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.


The Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield, Ill.
(Brian Mackey/IPR)
May 02, 2014

Motion Filed To Put Pension Law On Hold

A court is being asked to prevent any aspect of Illinois' pension overhaul from taking effect, until it's decided whether the law is constitutional. 


May 02, 2014

U Of I To Help PCB Landfill Opponents Find Alternatives

Officials in east-central Illinois have been trying to block a proposal to store hazardous PCB’s at the Clinton Landfill in DeWitt County for the last few years. Now, they hope to offer a different way of getting rid of the once-common chemical, which has been linked to cancer.


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