The Pontiac 66ers and Champaign Swarm start play at Pontiac Township High School on March 6.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
March 31, 2016

Pro Basketball Launches In Pontiac

The Livingston County city of Pontiac, home to one of the country's long-running high school basketball tournaments, has used that history to lure in a minor league franchise.  The Pontiac 66ers, part of the Midwest Professional Basketball Association, play on the same court as the high school team, en route to a 12-4 mark this season.  They'll play in the league championship Friday night.


The campus at Chicago State University
Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press
March 30, 2016

Rauner: ‘Outrage’ Chicago State May Have To Shut Down

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's "very upset'' that Chicago State University may have to close due to financial problems.  Students and employees at the school are being asked to turn in their keys.  Rauner said Wednesday at an unrelated event in Springfield that it's "an outrage."


Gov. Bruce Rauner at an AutoZone distribution facility in Danville
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
March 29, 2016

Rauner Expects Illinois Fair Share Case Fight To Reach U.S. Supreme Court

Gov. Bruce Rauner says a U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing labor unions to collect fees from non-members is "tragic'' and a lawsuit aimed at banning the practice in Illinois will continue. Justices divided 4-4 Tuesday in a California case over whether public workers represented by a union can be required to pay "fair share'' fees.


Jack McCullough
Illinois Department of Corrections/via Associated Press
March 29, 2016

Judge To Appoint Counsel For DeKalb County Cold Case

Jack McCullough will get a new attorney to help him pursue freedom from his conviction of murdering seven-year-old Maria Ridulph in 1957.  Last week, the DeKalb County State's Attorney said a six-month review turned up serious missteps during the investigation.


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