The Illinois Statehouse in Springfield
Wikipedia
November 29, 2016

Automatic Voter Registration Proposal Dies In State House

An attempt to institute automatic voter registration in Illinois is dead. Republican Governor Bruce Rauner cited potential voter fraud when he previously rejected the legislation. Tuesday the House failed to override his veto.


Mathieu Thouvenin/flickr
November 29, 2016

What’s ‘Run, Hide, Fight’?; Overtime Rules; Scholarship Donation; Reporting Sexual Assault Via App

On the 21st: We discussed what the slogan "Run Hide Fight" means and we heard how companies in Illinois are dealing with the back-and-forth on the new overtime pay rules. Plus, we discussed a scholarship donation to the University of Illinois and learned about a new app that aims to help students report sexual assault on campuses.


Proponents of immigration reform rallied in Chicago in 2010.
Flickr/SEIU1
November 29, 2016

Illinois Issues: Deferred Decision

More than 40,000 undocumented Illinois residents, who came to the country as children, are protected from deportation and are able to work under an executive order put in place by President Barack Obama. But during his campaign, Donald Trump pledged to “immediately terminate” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — often referred to as DACA. 


Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Illinois Lawmakers
November 29, 2016

More Meetings On State Budget, No Apparent Progress

Governor Bruce Rauner and Illinois legislative leaders are scheduled to meet to discuss the state budget on Tuesday. But after a budget meeting on Monday, even people in the meeting were not sure if any progress was being made.


Artwork for the Strand Magazine publication of "The Haunted Ceiling" by H. G. Wells.
Strand Magazine
November 28, 2016

H.G. Wells Ghost Story, Hidden In U Of I Collection, Finally Debuts In Print

H.G. Wells' eerie writing brought us time machines, aliens and a submarine, long before a real one was seen in the world. Still, one of his short stories spent decades unseen by his avid readers.

Until now, that is. His long-unpublished story "The Haunted Ceiling" is making its way into print for the first time, after being hidden for decades in the H.G. Wells papers collected at the University of Illinois. 


Police respond to reports of an active shooter on campus at Ohio State University on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio.
Andrew Welsh-Huggins/Associated Press
November 28, 2016

Seven Hospitalized After Reports Of Attacker At Ohio State; Campus Now Secure

Ohio State University says a shelter-in-place warning has been lifted and the scene is secure following reports of an active shooter and at least seven people injured. It was later revealed the attacker drove a vehicle onto a curb, and used a butcher knife, and not a gun. Ohio State tweeted Monday morning that all classes would be canceled for the rest of the day.


Republican State Rep. Adam Brown of Champaign, who did not run for re-election in 2016.
Illinois General Assembly
November 28, 2016

GOP Rep. Brown Hopes For Budget Compromise

It’s the final week of the fall veto session - and the last few days in office for State Representative Adam Brown of Champaign. The three-term House Republican, who did not run for re-election this year, says it’s a "shame" that the state budget hasn’t gotten more attention since lawmakers returned to Springfield two weeks ago.


The Illinois Statehouse in Springfield
(Wikipedia)
November 28, 2016

Fall Veto Session Enters Final Week

A major energy package, automatic voter registration ---- and the state budget --- are all on the line … as state lawmakers return to the capitol this week. It’s the second half of the annual veto session.


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