The collapse of the Greek economy four years ago can be traced back to deeply-rooted economic problems in that country, but that doesn’t give the whole picture.
In order to understand what happened, and why, many political scientists say you need to look to the culture and politics in Greece itself, and across the E.U. as a whole.
Kevin Featherstone studies Greek politics at The London School of Economics and Political Science. He says the ongoing focus on austerity measures in Greece misses the more important questions about the country’s future. He’s in town for a MillerCom lecture Thursday afternoon at the University of Illinois. Professor Featherstone joined Illinois Public Media’s Scott Cameron on Here & Now.
By Jan. 1, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District says it’s going to start issuing color-coded placards that restaurants must put up with details about health inspection results.
The Roman Catholic Bishop of Springfield plans a special prayer service the day same-sex marriage is to be signed into law. He says it's "scandalous" that so many Catholic politicians supported the legislation.
The University Of Illinois’ Board of Trustees fired an engineering professor on Thursday who had a 50-year career on the flagship campus in Urbana. U of I administrators say Louis Wozniak is the first tenured professor to be dismissed by the board.
McLean County officials say their animal control center will stop using carbon monoxide to euthanize animals. It is the last Illinois animal control center using a gas chamber.
Police in Decatur say they have arrested a teenage boy following the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl.
John Ekey fought with a much bigger front court, and came up with 15 rebounds, leading Illinois to a 64-52 win over Valparaiso Wednesday night.
Champaign Unit 4 schools has reached a tentative agreement with its support staff, which includes more than 500 custodians, mechanics, secretaries, and bus drivers.
Ball Corp. says it will stop production at its aerosol packaging plant in Danville, Ill., next year.
The University of Illinois Board of Trustees could take the unprecedented step of dismissing a professor who's taught at the Champaign-Urbana campus for half a century.