A woman walks on the U of I campus in Urbana in a February 19th photo.
(AP Photo/David Mercer)
September 11, 2015

U of I To Begin Background Checks On All New Hires

The University of Illinois will perform background checks on every new hire, beginning in October. The school's board of trustees voted to approve the policy Thursday at its meeting in Urbana


Elections are usually held on Tuesdays but this week a special general election will be held in west central Illinois on Thursday.  Voters can head to the polls on September 10 to decide a single contest: for Congress in the 18th District.
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September 08, 2015

New Congressman to be Chosen This Week

The district has been without representation in Congress since Republican Aaron Schock resigned at the end of March amid spending scandals.  The special general election pits Republican Darin LaHood against Democrat Rob Mellon, who won their respective special primaries in July.


Jon Daniel’s home was raided last spring after he created the Twitter account that spoofed Peoria’s Mayor and included raunchy messages before it was suspended.
(Photo: Alex Rusicano/WCBU)
September 03, 2015

Peoria Settles Lawsuit Over Parody Twitter Account

The City of Peoria is paying $125,000 to a man who created a parody Twitter account of the city’s mayor.  The payment settles a federal lawsuit involving free speech and social media.


In this Sept. 9, 2014 file photo, Steven Salaita, speaks to students and reporters during a news conference at the University of Illinois YMCA.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
August 26, 2015

Salaita Attorneys Again Say U of I Destroyed Evidence

Attorneys for the professor suing the university over having his job offer rescinded have filed new motions after the release of e-mails by now-former Urbana Chancellor Phyllis Wise. 


Democrats rallied at the Illinois State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015.
(Photo: Brian Mackey/WUIS)
August 21, 2015

Democrats: United Against Rauner, Fighting Over Senate

What Democrats say they're organizing around — or more accurately against — is Rauner's "Turnaround Agenda." His wish list includes giving businesses a better shot at defending against lawsuits, making companies pay less to take care of injured workers, and limiting how many times people can run for election to the Illinois House and Senate.


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