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AP - Illinois Public Media News - October 31, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Illini Basketball Court Not Damaged By Water

By The Associated Press

Court of State Farm Center

The University of Illinois says the basketball court in the State Farm Center will be ready next week for the start of the men's and women's basketball season.
 
The university said in a news release Thursday that the playing surface was not damaged by water that backed up into the arena earlier this week.

A drain line was blocked and several inches of water were on the arena floor and reached the court. 

Officials say construction workers and State Farm Center staff worked quickly to remove water, install fans, take apart the court, and elevate it on wood blocking to help it dry.
 
The court was removed and dried but has been reinstalled.
 
The men's team opens with an exhibition against Quincy on Nov. 7. The women's team faces Millikin University on Nov. 8.

Categories: Sports





Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 30, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Durbin, Oberweis Spar Over Immigration, Ebola In Debate

By Sean Crawford and Yolando Perdomo, with Additional Reporting from The Associated Press

US Senator Dick Durbin and Republican State Senator Jim Oberweis listen to Phil Ponce during their debate in Chicago Wednesday.

The Illinois candidates for U.S. Senate sparred over a number of issues in their final televised debate ahead of next week's election Wednesday night.


AP - Illinois Public Media News - October 29, 2014

Giants Take World Series With 3-2 Win In Game Seven

By Ben Walker

The San Francisco Giants celebrate their 3-2 win in Game 7 of the World Series in Kansas City Wednesday.

Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off Kansas City 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.

Categories: Sports


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - October 29, 2014

On Superstorm Sandy Anniversary, Red Cross Under Scrutiny

by Laura Sullivan, NPR and Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica

Red Cross truck in Long Island after SuperStorm Sandy

Within hours of Superstorm Sandy slamming the East Coast two years ago, Americans opened their wallets to help — donating millions to the first charity that came to mind: the American Red Cross.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 28, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

School Consolidation Referendum Sparks Disagreement

By Jim Meadows

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(Duration: 3:52)

The audience and panelists listen to a speaker addressing an information meeting on a school consolidation referendum for the Catlin and Jamaica school districts.

If voters in the Catlin and Jamaica school districts say yes in the November election, their two, small, south Vermilion County school districts will consolidate into one district, to be called the Salt Fork school district. But opponents of consolidation are raising concerns.

Categories: Education, Government, Politics

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