Scientists examine a bat.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
March 04, 2015

Bat-Killing White-Nose Syndrome Spreads In Illinois

The white-nose syndrome gets its name from a fungus that grows on affected bats' noses. Scientists say infected bats often show odd behavior - like taking daytime flights - when they're supposed to be hibernating. It's suspected that depletes their fat reserves, and causes the bats to become emaciated, and eventually die. 


Current Bradley University Provost and future Eastern Illinois University President David Glassman.
(Bradley University)
March 02, 2015

Bradley Provost Selected To Lead EIU

David Glassman becomes Eastern's 12th President.  He plans to remain in his current job through May 31, when Bradley's president plans to retire.  


Congressman Aaron Schock in Peoria on February 6th.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
March 02, 2015

Schock Billed Private Plane To Bears Game

The Congressman now says he reimbursed the U.S. government for more than $1,200 in travel expenses for attending a Chicago Bears football game last November.


Pat Quinn
March 02, 2015

Ex-Governor Quinn Begins Collecting $137,000 Pension

The base of former Gov. Pat Quinn's salary is protected under the pension overhaul he signed into law, but like other state employees, future hikes will be reduced should the court uphold its constitutionality.


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