In this Nov. 20, 2015 file photo, University of Illinois students walk across the Main Quad on campus in Urbana.
David Mercer/Associated Press
March 17, 2016

UI’s Killeen, Wilson Weigh In On Impasse To Senators

U of I President Timothy Killeen and Interim Urbana Chancellor Barbara Wilson told an appropriations committee that some high-profile faculty are looking to leave the university due to the budget stalemate.  "I really fear for the brain drain right now," Wilson said.  Meanwhile, Killeen says the U of I won't be able to cover the full cost of students' MAP grants should the impasse continue this fall.


Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland, right, shakes hands with President Barack Obama as he is introduced as Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court during an announcement in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, Mar
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press
March 16, 2016

Obama’s High Court Nominee Is Chicago Area Native

President Barack Obama's U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland was born in Chicago. While attending Niles West High School in nearby Skokie, he was involved with student government, drama and debating. 


US Voting graphic
Wikimedia Commons
March 16, 2016

Record Primary Turnout For Champaign County

Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten says interest in both presidential primaries contributed to the roughly 60,000 votes cast, but he says others, particularly University of Illinois students, were drawn to the polls because of a new same-day voter registration law.  He says at one campus polling site, about 200 were still in line as the polls closed at 7 p.m.


March 15, 2016

Election 2016: State And Local Results

Updated results from statewide, congressional and local races in Illinois' primary election. Check back throughout Tuesday night for the latest information from the Illinois Public Media newsroom.


March 15, 2016

Election 2016: Presidential Results

Updated results from the Democratic and GOP races in Illinois' primary election. Check back throughout Tuesday night for the latest information from the Illinois Public Media newsroom.


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