St. Rep. Carol Ammons speaking at the University of Illinois Urbana campus.
(Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media)
April 08, 2015

Opposition Organized Against Bill To End State University Tuition Waivers

Employees at Illinois’ public universities would lose a 50% tuition discount for their children, under a bill in the Illinois House. But employees at the University of Illinois Urbana campus --- and their state representative --- are pushing back.


In this Nov. 17, 2013 file photo, Illinois State associate head basketball coach Torrey Ward, right, and head coach Dan Muller smile after a game against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill.
(AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)
April 08, 2015

ISU Players, Coaches Mourn 7 Victims Of Plane Crash

Wednesday's news conference at Illinois State University to discuss the seven school officials and fans who died in a plane crash while returning from the NCAA Tournament became a moving memorial.


Danville mayoral candidates incumbent Scott Eisernhauer (Left) and James "Mouse" McMahon (Right).
(Photo: Facebook)
April 07, 2015

Decatur and Danville Mayors Win New Terms

Decatur Mayor Michael McElroy won another term with 47 percent of the vote in a four-way race, while Danville Mayor Scott Eisenhauer again held off challenger James McMahon, who he defeated along with three other challengers in 2011. Eisenhauer held 63 percent of the vote in a two-way race. 


Poet Richard Blanco with President Obama
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
April 07, 2015

Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco On Identity, Art And Fame

Richard Blanco likes to say that he was made in Cuba, assembled in Spain and imported to the United States. The writer served as the country's fifth inaugural poet at President Obama's 2013 inauguration – an assignment that forced him to confront some long-standing questions about his own identity. 


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