Lisa Creason, members of the Richland Community College staff, Gov. Bruce Rauner, and Senator Chapin Rose of Mahomet.
Governor Bruce Rauner's press office
August 25, 2016

Decatur Woman Can Petition To Become Nurse Under New Law

A new state law will enable people with certain felony convictions to get a second chance to pursue careers in health care.  Governor Bruce Rauner signed the legislation Thursday at Richland Community College in Decatur. That’s where local resident Lisa Creason earned a nursing degree in 2014, only to learn she didn’t qualify for an RN license because of a conviction nearly 20 years ago.


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Champaign Unit 4
August 13, 2016

Unit 4, Teachers Union Request Federal Mediator

The Champaign Federation of Teachers said in an email to members Friday that they'd made progress in negotiations on issues including some school clubs and sports, evaluation and mentoring. But after a Thursday night bargaining session, union president Jen White detailed in separate categories what she called "bad news" and "more bad news." 


In this Nov. 20, 2015 file photo, University of Illinois students walk across the Main Quad on campus in Urbana, Ill. On Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, university trustees approved a tuition freeze for instate freshmen.
David Mercer/Associated Press
August 06, 2016

Rauner Vetoes U Of I Student Trustee Bill

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has vetoed a bill backed by the University of Illinois that would have allowed a nonresident student to serve as a student trustee. This means three criteria will remain in place - living in Illinois for least six months, proof of residency, and being a registered voter in Illinois. The measure that failed would have only required one of the three.


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