President Barack Obama delivering his State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016.
Evan Vucci/Associated Press
January 13, 2016

Reactions To President Obama’s Last SOTU Address

In this election year, members of Congress each side of the political aisle had a different take on President Obama’s final State of the Union Address, and what it could mean for his legacy.  Area lawmakers praised some plans, including a pledge for criminal justice reform, but Republicans say he's taking the wrong approach to battling ISIS.


In this Oct. 5, 2015 file photo, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver B.J. Daniels rides through a hallway at CenturyLink Field on an electric self-balancing scooter commonly called a "hoverboard."
Elaine Thompson/Associated Press
January 12, 2016

U Of I Bans Hoverboards Across Urbana Campus

The University of Illinois' Urbana campus has expanded a ban on hoverboards to all campus facilities as of January 18th.  The initial ban was limited to campus housing.  A U of I news release cites concerns over fire safety concerns with the two-wheeled scooters.


Champaign School Board President Laurie Bonnett and School Board Member Kerris Lee speak at a press conference on Sept. 26, 2013 at the Mellon Administrative Center.
Sean Powers/Illinois Public Media
January 12, 2016

Bonnett Leaving Champaign School Board

Laurie Bonnett, who led the Unit Four School Board during two failed facilities referenda, is stepping down from the board, to move with her family to Pittsburgh.


Bruce Rauner
(Bruce Rauner)
January 12, 2016

Rauner Says He Has Plan To Stop Court-Ordered Spending

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he will outline a plan to get Illinois out from under court-ordered spending that's plunging the state further into debt during a seven-month budget stalemate.  
 


Illini guard Kendrick Nunn dunks overe Purdue's Caleb Swanigan.
Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media
January 11, 2016

Illini Beat Purdue 84-70 In 1st Big Ten Win Of Season

Malcolm Hill scored 30 points and Kendrick Nunn added 22 as Illinois defeated No. 20 Purdue 84-70 on Sunday. Hill and Nunn combined to shoot 17-for-27 from the field. The Illini also held Purdue's two 7-footers, A.J. Hammons and Isaac Haas, to a combined 16 points.


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Department of Homeland Security
January 09, 2016

Illinois ID Accepted At Airport Security Two More Years

Your Illinois driver's license will continue to be accepted by airport security for at least two more years. The state has yet to adopt stricter federal rules under the Real ID Act, and Illinois IDs could have been refused for air travel as early as this spring. 


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