A gas pump in Jacksonville, Florida
Anthony Inswasty/Wikimedia Commons
July 27, 2015

Gas Prices In Illinois Continue To Decline

Gas prices across Illinois continue to fall.  The cost of a gallon in Champaign is more than a dollar cheaper than a year ago. In the past week the price at the pump dropped another 13 cents in Champaign.


Mick Dumke of the Chicago Reader
July 27, 2015

How Public Should The Governor’s Schedule Be?

Governor Bruce Rauner campaigned on a message of transparency. But now his lawyers are fighting attempts to disclose who he's meeting with -- sections of his schedule have been blocked.

Chicago Reader senior journalist Mick Dumke  would know -- he's tried to access that information.


Flooding in Des Plaines
(Photo: Illinois Department of Natural Resources)
July 27, 2015

Urban Flooding A Big Problem In Illinois

Urban flooding is most notable for flooded streets and flooded basements, especially due to storm sewer backups.   This type of flooding occurs in all of the counties in Illinois and usually happens in older sections of town where the infrastructure is old and also in subdivisions that were built in the 1950's and 1960's.


The bite-sized art machine vended this surprise, which came packaged in a custom The Vault box.
Amanda Vinicky/WUIS
July 25, 2015

Bite-Sized Art: An Audio Postcard From Tuscola

If you were to draw lines pointing in from Champaign, Springfield, Indianapolis and Effigham, they'd meet in Tuscola. The town's population of less than 5,000 may well double on weekends, when shoppers from all over central Illinois flock to its outlet mall. But Amanda Vinicky found some "bite-sized art" in one little shop, and she says it's worth the drive.


5th district appellate court building
"5th District Appellate Court" by Robert Lawton - Self-photographed. Licensed under CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons
July 24, 2015

Court: Illinois Employees Should Be Paid During Budget Standoff

An Illinois appellate court has upheld a county judge's decision that state employees should get full pay even during the state's budget crisis. 


Cunningham Children's Home in Urbana
Cunningham Children's Home
July 23, 2015

Cunningham Celebrates 120 Years

The Cunningham Children’s home will celebrate its 120th anniversary this weekend. There will be events for alumni and staff as well as the public to celebrate the event.


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