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Aqua Illinois
March 14, 2016

Arthur Residents Voting On Fate Of Water System

Residents in the community of Arthur decide Tuesday whether to give up local control of their water system.  But Mayor Matt Bernius says the sale, and the interest from it, provides an immediate source for repairs in the village storm sewer, as well interest for other work, like street repairs.


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Michael Owen Thomas
March 14, 2016

The 21st: The Consequences Of The Political Divide

Welcome to our first edition of The 21st show! On March 14, 2016, we talked about our country's political divide and the consequences of what that means for Illinois. We also spoke with two student entrepreneurs who have co-founded an Illinois company working to create a new generation of prosthetic hands for amputees around the world.


County Road 1450N, south of St. Joseph, in late December 2015.
Steve Hillberg
March 10, 2016

FEMA Denies Request For Federal Assistance After Winter Floods

The state of Illinois was told Thurday that its requests for both individual assistance and public assistance were denied - after flooding impacted 21 counties in late December and January.  State IEMA Director James Joseph blames the federal government's population-based threshold for determining assistance.


Champaign Police Officer Matt Rush
Champaign Police Department
March 04, 2016

Police Union: Investigation Tied To ‘Negative Publicity’

Illinois' Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council says a reported internal investigation involving Champaign Police Officer Matt Rush, the subject of four excessive force lawsuits, is not related to his actions on duty.  "It is a direct result of the intense negative publicity and inaccurate public statements stemming from his prior case," said General Counsel Tamara Cummings.


 of I Police Capt. Matt Myrick, Champaign Sgt. Joe Ketchum, and U of I Vice Chancellor Renee Romano discuss "Unofficial" St. Patrick's Day at the Champaign Police Department Wednesday.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
March 02, 2016

C-U Law Enforcement, University, Prepare for ‘Unofficial’

A number of U of I students and guests from other schools are expected in the Campustown neighborhood Friday for Unofficial St. Patrick's Day, the binge drinking event that started as a bar promotion in the mid-90's. Extra patrols will be in place around campus, and Champaign and Urbana have emergency orders in place, including a ban on keg permits, and U of I dorms have banned overnight guests.


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