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.

Entrance of Carle Foundation Hospital Trauma Center
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March 15, 2016

Illinois Supreme Court Delays Enforcement of Appellate Ruling On Hospital Property Taxes

The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to delay the implementation of a lower court ruling on hospital property taxes, while it considers whether it will hear an appeal from Carle. That means Carle and Presence Covenant hospitals in Urbana likely won’t have to pay more than 10-million dollars that the state says they owe this year.

Campaign signs in front of the Brookens Administrative Center
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March 14, 2016

Hulten: Early Primary Turnout More Than Twice 2012 Total

Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten suspects interest in the presidential primaries - and not the expansion in voting sites, is driving voter interest for the Illinois primary Tuesday.  He expects close to 9,000 ballots to be cast before Tuesday, in 2012, that total was 3,600.  

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Aqua Illinois
March 14, 2016

Arthur Residents Voting On Fate Of Water System

Residents in the community of Arthur decide Tuesday whether to give up local control of their water system.  But Mayor Matt Bernius says the sale, and the interest from it, provides an immediate source for repairs in the village storm sewer, as well interest for other work, like street repairs.

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Michael Owen Thomas
March 14, 2016

The 21st: The Consequences Of The Political Divide

Welcome to our first edition of The 21st show! On March 14, 2016, we talked about our country's political divide and the consequences of what that means for Illinois. We also spoke with two student entrepreneurs who have co-founded an Illinois company working to create a new generation of prosthetic hands for amputees around the world.

Bernie Sanders in front of  nearly 4,000 supporters at the U of I's Activities and Recreation Center
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
March 13, 2016

Democrat Bernie Sanders Draws Crowd Of Thousands At U Of I

The Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate cited his improving poll numbers, and believes a large voter turnout in Tuesday's Illinois primary will secure him a win.  About 3,600 filled the U of I's Activities and Recreation Center to hear Sanders, who reiterated a number of campaign pledges, including free tuition for college students and raising the minimum wage to $15.

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