April 30, 2016

Outpouring Of Signatures For Change In Redistricting Process

A measure to change Illinois’ constitution affecting how legislative districts are drawn is one step closer to making it onto the November ballot.  The Independent Maps campaign has raised more than 580,000 signatures in support of the proposal, twice the number required.


Tom Barnes once served as the mayor of Gary, Indiana. He says Gary did more for Donald Trump than his casino did for the city.
Michael Puente/WBEZ
April 30, 2016

Former Gary Mayor Remembers When Trump Came To Town

Earlier this week, Trump received the endorsement of former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight -- one of the state’s most famous Hoosiers. But, Trump lost out on another prominent endorsement Friday when Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced he’s throwing his support behind Texas Senator Ted Cruz. 


April 29, 2016

Noose, Swastikas Reported On U Of I Campus

Police at the University of Illinois' Urbana campus are investigating the appearance of three large swastikas in campus buildings while administrators say an employee has been fired over an apparently unrelated noose left on a table in a work area. 


Mike Lindemann and Jan Seeley at the Illinois Marathon office in Urbana
Brian Moline/Illinois Public Media
April 29, 2016

Behind The Scenes With The Illinois Marathon Co-Directors

The annual Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon gets underway Friday night with the 5k run and walk, and features several events on Saturday, including a 10k, half marathon, and full marathon.  Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline spent some time with race co-directors Jan Seeley and Mike Lindemann to get a sense of what their days are like leading up to the event.


April 28, 2016

MAP Grant Funds Not Distributed Equally

Following the signing this week of an emergency funding bill for higher education in Illinois, money for the Monetary Award Program, or MAP grants, has been released. But while students attending colleges on the semester system will receive about half the money they were expecting, those on the quarter system will get just one-third.


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