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.


Champaign City Building
Wikimedia Commons
April 15, 2015

Voters at Town Meeting Authorize Sale of Buildings

City of Champaign Township officials say they need larger facilities that are more accessible to people with disabilities, and that there have been inquiries about their office buildings from potential buyers.


Scott McCorkle, CEO Salesforce.com, joins Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long, left, and House Speaker Brian C. Bosma as they announce changes to the state's new religious objections law.
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
April 02, 2015

Indiana Lawmakers, Governor Approve Religious Law Changes

The changes to the religious objections law were announced Thursday morning, and approved by both chambers that afternoon.  Republican Gov. Mike Pence later signed the altered measure, which takes effect in July.


Champaign Centennial High School
(Champaign Unit 4 Schools)
April 01, 2015

Students In December Protest Involved In ‘Restorative’ Talk

Sunday's conversation that included students, parents, and public officials was the decision of State's Attorney Julia Rietz, rather than charging anyone with a crime.  The 'Black Lives Matter' protest occured outside Champaign Centennial High School Dec. 4th.


Former Congressman Aaron Schock, who resigned Tuesday.
(Associated Press)
April 01, 2015

Rauner Schedules Special Election To Replace Schock

The governor has requested a special primary to be held June 8 with the election on July 24.  But his office warned the actual dates of the election will be changed to comply with federal law.   


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