A community member at a blood pressure check-up
Avicenna Community Health Center
January 28, 2016

Avicenna Free Clinic Focuses On Healthy Living

Free and charitable clinics continue to play a vital role in Champaign County, where more than 12,500 people are without health insurance. Avicenna is one of four free clinics in Champaign-Urbana. By coupling traditional medicine with lifestyle management, their health care team aims to do more than just treat illnesses as they arise.


Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner delivering his 2016 State of the State address.
Seth Perlman/Associated Press
January 27, 2016

Gov. Rauner’s State Of The State Address: Highlights, Reaction

Gov. Bruce Rauner's State of the State address included proposals for improving Illinois schools, reforms to the state's criminal justice system, support for St. Sen. President Cullerton's pension reform plan and criticism of state employee unions. Illinois labor leaders and African-American lawmakers did not have a positive reaction, while Illinois House Speaker expressed possible support for a new pension reform plan.


Businessman Steve Horve
Horve Hospitality Management.
January 27, 2016

Steve Horve Outlines Proposal For Decatur Casino

Decatur Conference Center and Hotel owner Steve Horve says former Argosy Gaming Co. executives Joe Urman and Jeff Roberts are interested in opening a satellite or mini-casino in his facility, if lawmakers in Springfield approve a gambling expansion bill that includes a license for Decatur.


Illinois offensive linesman Simon Cvijanovic is taken from the field after being injured during an NCAA college football game
Doug McSchooler/Associated Press
January 27, 2016

Former Illini Cvijanovic Details Departure From Team On HBO

Former Illini linebacker Simon Cvijanovic, whose complaints led to the firing of football coach Tim Beckman and athletic director Mike Thomas, was interviewed for a Tuesday segment on HBO's "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel."  He said there's 'no doubt' team doctors conspired with coaches for him to keep playing despite injuries.


In this Nov. 10, 2015 file photo, protesters rally in support of lawmakers ending the state budget impasse at the Illinois state Capitol in Springfield.
Seth Perlman/Associated Press
January 26, 2016

Advocates Ask For Long-Term View Ahead Of Speech

Those representing social service groups and the low-income want Gov. Bruce Rauner to look at the long-term negative impacts of Illinois' 7-month budget stalemate as he prepares for his State of the State address on Wednesday.


Students demonstrating against layoffs at the Western Illinois University Board of Trustees meeting.
Rich Egger/Tri-States Public Radio
January 26, 2016

Cuts Announced At WIU, EIU

The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees voted Monday to authorize staff reductions for the the upcoming fiscal year. Meanwhile, the president of Eastern Illinois University announced a series of immediate cuts, including the possible imposition of unpaid furloughs and layoffs.


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