Illini men's basketball player Kendrick Nunn shooting for a basket.
Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media
December 10, 2015

Illini Outlasts Yale, 69-65

Kendrick Nunn scored 18 of his career-high 28 points in the second half and Malcolm Hill finished with 20 Wednesday night to help Illinois beat Yale 69-65.

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan of Chicago at the Illinois State Capitol, December 1, 2015, in Springfield.
Seth Perlman/Associated Press
December 09, 2015

House Speaker Suggests Restoring Five-Percent Income Tax

The top Democrat in the Illinois House, House Speaker Michael Madigan, told the City Club of Chicago Wednesday that Illinois' income tax should be restored to the five percent level it was at until January. But Madigan later clarified his comments, saying he has no plans to introduce such legislation.

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Courage Connection
December 09, 2015

State Making Good On Funds For Domestic Violence Shelters

While the larger issue of a state budget remains unsolved, two area social service agencies are among those that expect to see Illinois' share of its funding this month.  They include Champaign-based Courage Connection, which will soon see nearly all its $400,000 that was expected in July.

In this Dec. 3, 2015, file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks at an event in Chicago. Illinois legislative leaders said they made minor progress during a Tuesday, Dec. 8, meeting aimed at ending the state budget stalemate, including agreeing to
M. Spencer Green/Associated Press
December 08, 2015

Rauner Condemns Trump Comments, Keeps Stance On Syrian Refugees

Gov. Bruce Rauner Tuesday described Donald Trump's call for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. as "an extreme action" and "fundamentally counter to American values."  But he maintained his stance on Syrian refugees entering Illinois, and now Iraqis as well.

Portrait of Wes Moore
Courtesy Wes Moore
December 08, 2015

Author Wes Moore To Speak Tuesday Night On U Of I Campus

Bestselling author Wes Moore's Book, "The Other Wes Moore," is the current selection of the University of Illinois' "One Book, One Campus" program. Before speaking Tuesday night at the Illini Union, he spoke with Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline about the book, the Freddie Gray case, and his Bridge EDU program.

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