Phyllis Wise, the chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
(Photo courtesy of the University of Illinois)
February 09, 2015

Urbana Campus Med School One Step Closer To Reality

The University of Illinois’s Urbana campus took one step closer to a new medical school on Monday. The campus academic Senate voted to approve Chancellor Phyllis Wise's proposal to create an engineering-focused medical school in partnership with Carle hospital. The vote is the first formal step in the process, and Wise says the plan is gaining momentum.


Governor Bruce Rauner before Wednesday's State of the State address.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
February 09, 2015

Rauner Orders State To Stop Collecting Fair Share Union Fees

Gov. Bruce Rauner stepped up his campaign against government employee unions by eliminating so-called "fair share'' dues paid by workers who don't join a union. The Republican said Monday he has signed an executive order erasing what he says is a "critical cog in the corrupt bargain crushing taxpayers.'' 


The 2010 Rainbo Orchestra cover.
(Photo: Archeophone Records )
February 09, 2015

Champaign-Based Archeophone Fails Again In Bid For Second Grammy Win

The record label that specializes in reviving archival recordings from 100 years ago or more was up for two Grammys for “Isham Jones:  Happy" a collection of early jazz recordings, or ‘dance band’ songs from the 1920’s. 


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