Dr. David Gill
David Gill campaign
August 02, 2016

Gill Sues To Get Name On Ballot For 13th District

Bloomington physician David Gill has filed a federal lawsuit, seeking to have his name restored to the ballot as an independent candidate for Illinois' 13th Congressional District. The suit seeks to change the minimum requirement for independent candidates. This is Gill's fifth attempt at Congress, running four unsucessful Democratic candidacies.


Family caregiver
Flickr user: glaxosmithkline
August 01, 2016

Dementia Caregivers; Nutrition Perceptions

On The 21st: We talked about what it means to be a caregiver for a person living with dementia - we were joined by a Champaign caregiver and a licensed professional counselor at Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter. Plus, we talked about what foods people think are healthy versus what nutritionists say are actually healthy.


Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan talks with Amanda Vinicky and WBBM's Craig Dellimore.
Steve Brown/House Speaker Madigan's Office
August 01, 2016

Michael Madigan: A DNC Interview With The Chairman Of The Democratic Party Of Illinois

As Chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois, House Speaker Michael Madigan ran the show for Illinois’ delegation last week at the Democratic National Convention. Madigan took some time before the convention wrapped up to sit down in Philadelphia with Illinois Public Radio Statehouse Bureau Chief Amanda Vinicky and WBBM radio's Craig Dellimore.


Mike Madigan and Amanda Vinicky
Steve Brown
July 29, 2016

Madigan On Illinois Issues; United Way; Sunscreen; Scientists With Disabilities

On the 21st: We heard highlights from a recent interview with Speaker Michael Madigan, and learned about how the state budget impasse is impacting a non-governmental organization that supports social service agencies across the state. We also talked about the science of sunscreen and met a chemistry graduate student who wants to raise awareness about scientists with disabilities.


In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, marijuana grows at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is working with Illinois police on how to handle a law change making marijuana possession in small am
Seth Perlman/Associated Press
July 29, 2016

Rauner Signs Bill Reducing Pot Penalties

Gov. Rauner has approved a bill making small amount of marijuana possession punishable with fines, not jail. The new law means possessing 10 grams of pot or less will be a civil offense punishable with a fine of up to $200.


Donna Pittman, the new permanent director of the Champaign Public Library.
(City of Champaign)
July 29, 2016

Champaign Library Hires Interim Director Pittman To Permanent Job

The Champaign Public Library has been seeking a new permanent director for months.  Friday, its Board of Trustees announced Interim Director Donna Pittman had been hired, besting one other finalist.  Among her plans are a library strategic plan, which she calls 'a road map for the years ahead.'


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