Tim Nugent
L. Brian Stauffer/ U of I News Bureau
September 21, 2016

New Documentary ‘The Game Changer’ Examines Accessibility Pioneer Nugent’s Early Efforts

When Tim Nugent came home from World War Two – little did he know his efforts to help wounded veterans in the late 40’s at the University of Illinois' former Galesburg campus would later make him the ‘Father of Accessibility’ in Champaign-Urbana, and for college students all over. The new Big Ten Network documentary "The Game Changer" includes film footage from the 1950's, telling the story of how Nugent began his efforts.


Head shot of Governor Bruce Rauner
Amanda Vinicky/WUIS
September 21, 2016

Why Push Now For Term Limits In 2028?

Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican, has gotten a lot of traction with his push for term limits. Voters seem to love the idea just as much as legislators hate it, even if the governor's plan doesn't seem all that practical.


Marijuana Leaves
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
September 21, 2016

Decatur Council Eases Local Punishment For Marijuana

The City Council in Decatur has raised the amount of marijuana someone can possess and still be guilty of no more than a city-code violation punishable by fines.


David Gill
Sean Powers/WILL
September 19, 2016

Elections Officials Remove Independent Gill From Ballot

The Illinois State Board of Elections has formally removed David Gill from the ballot. The Bloomington physician was running as an independent for Congress in the 13th District, which includes Springfield, Decatur and Champaign. Gill's attorney, Sam Cahnman, says he'll continue to pursue an appeal.


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