Exelon's nuclear power plant in Clinton, which is currently slated to close in June 2017.
Wikimedia Commons
December 01, 2016

Last-Minute Exelon Subsidy Plan Goes To Illinois House Floor

An Illinois House committee has endorsed a late-hour compromise on a monstrous energy plan originally designed to keep two unprofitable nuclear plants open, potentially saving 14-hundred jobs in Clinton and the Quad Cities. A House vote is expected Thursday, the last day of the fall veto session. Sen. Chapin Rose of Mahomet credits Gov. Bruce Rauner with becoming part of the talks with energy officials.


Chuck Jones, president of United Steelworkers Local 1999, which represents Carrier workers, and others can only speculate on how Trump managed to get Carrier to stay in Indianapolis.
Drew Daudelin/Indiana Public Broadcasting
December 01, 2016

Details Of Carrier, Trump Agreement Plan Unclear

The news that air conditioning-maker Carrier made a deal with President-elect Donald Trump to keep more than 1,000 jobs in Indianapolis came as a shock to Hoosier workers and business leaders alike. Trump pledged during his campaign to stop Indianapolis-based Carrier from moving manufacturing jobs to Mexico. After months of anticipation, the company has confirmed it’s a done deal.


Entrance of Carle Foundation Hospital Trauma Center
Jim Meadows/WILL
December 01, 2016

Carle Now Requiring Protective Equipment To See Isolated Patients

Carle Hospital is one of a growing list of hospitals requiring visitors to wear personal protective equipment when they visit patients kept in isolation. Area Presence hospitals - Covenant in Urbana and United Samaritans in Danville - already require the protective gear when visiting patients in isolation.


Logo for the American Federal of State County and Municipal Workers
AFSCME
November 30, 2016

Lawmakers Ask Gov. Rauner To Resume Contract Talks

Nearly three dozen Illinois legislators of both political stripes are asking Gov. Bruce Rauner to resume contract negotiations with the state's largest public-employee union. Most were Democrats, but a couple of Republicans joined in.  A state labor board sided with Rauner this month that talks were at "impasse', meaning the governor can impose his terms. He did that a second time Wednesday in announcing an employee drug and alcohol testing plan.


Sign at entrance to Brookhill Golf Course
Jim Meadows / Illinois Public Media
November 30, 2016

Dissolving Rantoul Park District May Be Harder Than Backers Thought

One of the goals of Governor Bruce Rauner’s Turnaround Agenda is to reduce the number of local units of government --- which Illinois has more of than any other state. 

Voters in the Champaign County town of Rantoul approved the dissolution of one of those local governments in the recent election. Or so they thought.


November 29, 2016

What Is ‘Run, Hide, Fight’?

Many college campuses – including the University of Illinois -- have adopted the "Run, Hide, Fight" tactic that gained national attention during Monday's attack by a student at the Ohio State University. That student was later shot and killed by police. We asked U of I Police to explain the guidelines. 


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