Champaign City Council member Marci Dodds, who's stepping down from her seat. She and husband Cody Sokolski are moving to Chica
City of Champaign
February 24, 2016

Champaign Council Member Dodds Stepping Down, Moving To Chicago

After nearly 11 years, Champaign City Council member Marci Dodds says she's resigning.  She and husband Jon "Cody" Sokolski are moving to Chicago, where Dodds says he can take advantage of his music career.  Dodds says she's proudest to have been part of votes on watershed projects, and a summer youth job program.

Chicago State University logo.
Chicago State University
February 24, 2016

Chicago State Cancels Spring Break To Save Money

Struggling due to a lack of state funding, Chicago State University says it will eliminate spring break this year, to ensure its students finish the semester before the school runs out of money and is forced to close.

Brad Halbrook of Shelbyville, a former state legislator and Republican candidate for Illinois' 102nd House District.
Jeff Bossert/Ilinois Public Media
February 24, 2016

102nd District House Race Interviews: Brad Halbrook

Brad Halbrook is the only one of the three candidates vying to succeed Adam Brown in the 102nd House District with prior legislative experience.  The small business owner from Shelbyville won a 2012 primary, was appointed to the seat early, then won a term that fall, leaving office in January 2015.

Champaign Police Officer Matt Rush
Champaign Police Department
February 23, 2016

No Charges Against Champaign Officer Matt Rush

Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz says she won’t be filing criminal charges against Champaign police officer Matt Rush. Rush has been the subject of four excessive force lawsuits – three of them, to date, resulting in settlements.

Illinois Supreme Court Building
Alan Scott Walker/Wikipedia
February 23, 2016

Illinois Makes Cameras-In-Court Policy Permanent

The Illinois Supreme Court has deemed a four-year pilot program allowing media coverage at certain trials a success and is making the policy permanent.  

The entrance to Camps 5 and 6 at Guantanamo Bay
Ben Fox/AP
February 23, 2016

Pentagon To Offer Plan For Closing Guantanamo Bay Prison

The Pentagon plans to send Congress a proposal on Tuesday for how the U.S. could close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. It's not expected to go very far. Hear live coverage of President Obama's statement Tuesday at 9:30am on WILL-AM 580.

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