Daniel Gorog, a man with autism stands next to his father, Dan Gorog, who address a Senate committee Tuesday.
(Amanda Vinicky/WUIS)
April 22, 2015

Coins Under The Couch Cushions And False Hope

The Illinois Senate Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to sweep reserves from special state funds.  The plan is to reverse $26-million in budget cuts to state grants for programs like a tobacco quitline, and one benefitting children with autism.


A map of the construction work scheduled for the the MCORE project.
(MCORE Project)
April 21, 2015

Federal Grant Will Expand Major Routes In U of I Campustown Area

The MCORE (Multimodal Corridor Enhancement) Project is paid for through a federal grant received last fall, as well as matching funds.  It's divided into five projects, expanding major streets in Campustown for buses, pedestrians, and bicyclists.


Vice President Joe Biden addresses sexual assault on college campuses, outlining the It's On Us campaign at the White House on September 19, 2014.
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 17, 2015

Vice President Biden To Visit U of I Thursday

The vice president will address sexual assualt prevention at the university's Urbana campus.  The event will highlight the "It’s On Us" sexual assault prevention campaign.


Pumpkin pie
Photo: United States Department of Agriculture
April 17, 2015

Commotion In The Capitol Over State Pie

Finally, pumpkin pie might be getting the attention it deserves from lawmakers in Springfield. Illinois grows 95 percent of pumpkins processed in the United States, and lawmakers have proposed a bill making pumpkin pie the official pie of Illinois.


AP Photo
April 17, 2015

Falling Union Membership? The Governor Has A Theory About That ...

Gov. Bruce Rauner has spent much of his first few months in office talking about labor unions. He’s shared not only policy proposals, but also his ideas about the history of the union movement. Illinois Public Media's Brian Mackey wrote about the state of labor in the April edition of Illinois Issues magazine and decided to take a closer look at one the governor’s theories.


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