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March 16, 2016

Record Primary Turnout For Champaign County

Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten says interest in both presidential primaries contributed to the roughly 60,000 votes cast, but he says others, particularly University of Illinois students, were drawn to the polls because of a new same-day voter registration law.  He says at one campus polling site, about 200 were still in line as the polls closed at 7 p.m.


Illinois' Jaylon Tate (1) in action during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Indiana, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in Bloomington, Ind.
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March 12, 2016

Illinois Guard Tate Arrested On Domestic Battery Charge

Jaylon Tate was arrested hours after Illinois' loss to Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament Friday.  He's facing a misdemeanor charge. Tate is the third Illinios player to face charges since August. 


U-S Supreme Court JusticeSonia Sotomayor with Law Prof. Robin Kar at the University of Illinois Krannert Center
Niala Boodhoo/Illinois Public Media
March 08, 2016

Supreme Court Justice Speaks At U Of I Campus

A capacity crowd of about two thousand people heard US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speak at the University of Illinois Krannert Center Monday night in Urbana. 


Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks during a campaign rally at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Friday, March 4, 2016, in Edwardsville, Ill.
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March 05, 2016

Sanders Brings Brand Of Economic Populism To Southern Illinois

The Democratic presidential candidate spoke Friday at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where the primarily student audience packed a 4,000-seat campus basketball arena.  Sanders touched on familiar campaign themes, calling for campaign finance reform, marijuana decriminalization and increased corporate taxes.


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.


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