Parkland College campus
parkland.edu
February 25, 2016

Parkland College To Begin Layoffs As A Result of Budget Standoff

Parkland College President Tom Ramage says nine positions will be cut next week, once the community college completes a voluntary separation program that's yielded $1 million in savings. He sent a mass e-mail to staff Thursday.  The annoucement comes days after Parkland Trustees approved an 11-percent tuition hike.


Chicago White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, left, manager Ozzie Guillen, right, vice chairman Eddie Einhorn, center right, and former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa talk before a baseball game between the two clubs in Chicago, Tuesday, Jun
Brian Kersey/Associated Press
February 25, 2016

College TV Pioneer And White Sox Owner Eddie Einhorn Dies

Einhorn was a television sports pioneer who helped set the stage for the wall-to-wall coverage of college basketball that's common today and is a member of the college basketball Hall of Fame.  He was vice chairman and co-owner of the White Sox.


Former school superintendent and Republican candidate for Illinois' 102nd House District Jim Acklin.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
February 24, 2016

102nd District House Race Interviews: Jim Acklin

Acklin, the recently retired superintendent of St. Joseph-Odgen High School, says his career in education would translate well to a role in the legislature.  He's one of three GOP candidates vying to succeed Adam Brown in Illinois' March 15 primary.


Arm patch from U of I Police Training Institute
University of Illinois Police Training Institute
February 24, 2016

Head of UI’s Police Training Institute Discusses Use Of Force Law

On Tuesday, Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz announced she would not be filing criminal charges against Champaign Police Officer Matt Rush, the subject of multiple lawsuits alleging excessive force.  The head of the U of I's Police Training Institute weighed in on the state's use of force measure.


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.


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