A gas pump in Jacksonville, Florida
Anthony Inswasty/Wikimedia Commons
August 25, 2015

Gas Prices Should Fall Soon

Area motorists should see gas prices decline now that an Indiana oil refinery has completed unscheduled repairs.  In a statement this morning, B-P announced that a large distillation unit was re-started after being shut down on August 8th.


An illustration of the new basketball court featuring images of Henson's traditional orange blazer and a pair of wings that will represent the 1989 Flyin' Illini team on both ends of the court
August 24, 2015

U Of I Announces Lou Henson Court At State Farm Center

The University of Illinois will name the new court at the State Farm Center after longtime Illini coach Lou Henson. The university announced the move Monday, saying the Lou Henson Court will bear the 83-year-old former coach's signature.


Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich speaking to reporters in 2012
(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
August 22, 2015

Blagojevich Asks For More Time To Appeal To Supreme Court

Rod Blagojevich's attorneys want an appellate court to give them 90 days to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the imprisoned former governor's appeal of his corruption convictions.


John Groce
(Bradley Leeb/AP)
August 22, 2015

Darius Paul Kicked Off Illini Basketball Team

Illinois forward Darius Paul has been kicked off the team following his arrest last week during a team trip to France. Coach John Groce announced the move in a written statement Friday.


Desiree Griffiths, 31, of Miami, holds up a sign saying "Black Lives Matter", with the names of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two black men recently killed by police, during a protest Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Miami. People are protesting n
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
August 21, 2015

What #BlackLivesMatter Means One Year Later

“Black Lives Matter has become something that’s very easy to identify, and I’m going to say it again, it’s more hashtag than reality," said Cha-Jua, "and if these kids think that they can tweet their damn way to freedom, then they are sorely misguided.”


Democrats rallied at the Illinois State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015.
(Photo: Brian Mackey/WUIS)
August 21, 2015

Democrats: United Against Rauner, Fighting Over Senate

What Democrats say they're organizing around — or more accurately against — is Rauner's "Turnaround Agenda." His wish list includes giving businesses a better shot at defending against lawsuits, making companies pay less to take care of injured workers, and limiting how many times people can run for election to the Illinois House and Senate.


Map of the Mahomet Aquifer
(Illinois State Water Survey)
August 20, 2015

Proposal Adds Precautions for MGB Waste at Clinton Landfill

Under a proposed consent decree, local governments would refrain from efforts to force the Clinton Landfill to remove manufactured gas plant waste, but the landfill to beef up its safety precautions.


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