Satirical portrayal of Governor Bruce Rauner moving into the Governor's mansion by Political Cartoonist, Scott Stantis
(Photo:WNIJ/ Scott Stantis)
January 16, 2015

Political Cartoonists Share Details of Drawing Illinois Politicians

Scott Stantis and Bruce Quast have made a living out of making fun of some of the most powerful people in Illinois. Stantis draws political cartoons for the Chicago Tribune, and Quast draws for the Rockford Register-Star.  Both discuss the details of drawing Illinois politicians.


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Tim Nugent, Director Emeritus of the U of I's Division of Disability Resources
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
January 16, 2015

Innovator Nugent Getting Honorary Degree From the U of I

Tim Nugent, who made the University of Illinois a model for handicapped accessability in the late 1940's, will receive an honorary degree as part of the May 16 commencement ceremonies.


Steven Salaita speaking at the YMCA.
(Photo: Illinois Public Media)
January 15, 2015

U of I Trustees: Salaita Case Will Not Be Reconsidered

In a statement, University of Illinois trustees have rejected a faculty committee's call for a review of the canceled appointment of controversial professor Steven Salaita.


Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia
(Photo: AP Images)
January 15, 2015

Lessons to be Learned From the UVA Sexual Assault Crisis

A UVA fraternity is reinstated after an article published by the Rolling Stone was discredited   Executive Director of Rape, Advocacy Counseling and Education Services Kerri True-Funk says there’s a lesson  about how sexual assault victims’ stories are told. 


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Members of the Illinois House take the oath at the University of Illinois at Springfield
(Brian Mackey/WUIS)
January 14, 2015

99th General Assembly Sworn In

A new session of the Illinois General Assembly is officially underway. A new class of state legislators was sworn into the Illinois House and Senate Wednesday in Springfield.


Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner after swearing in ceremonies in the Senate chambers Wednesday.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
January 14, 2015

Human Services Advocates Address Rauner Spending Freeze

The Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Services, which represents a number of human services agencies around the state, expects the 'non-essential' areas to include consulting contracts.


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